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May in the Summer

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Diversity is a word I embrace and May in the Summer displays all its nuances in an engrossing and even affectionate manner.

The Offspring's Smash 20th Year Anniversary Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year The Offspring celebrate 30 years as a band, as well as the 20th year anniversary of their hit album Smash, which, singlehandedly launched them into the craze of MTV and radio play in the '90s.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part II)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Lately, we've looked closer at the gameplay and have found new high-level gameplay goals. Features like the optional mini-objectives for Mercenaries and the Partner System are based on these new insights. This will shake up the gameplay enough to feel fresh.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part I)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Project Stealth may literally be just one of hundreds of indie games currently fighting for support on Kickstarter, but it stands out from the rest of the pack by virtue of its very premise.

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

This Bittersweet Indie Road Trip Film Needs Your Help

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

There is a New World Somewhere is an intimate story about love, adventure, connecting and finding a sense of self. The film follows Sylvia,...

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

Fathom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Fathom

I've found that despite being labeled as a city firmly focused on "out with the old, in with the new," certain areas of Hong Kong still retain their old-world charm. These small cultural pockets -- neighborhoods of boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and independent coffee shops -- are helping to enrich the bourgeoning cultural scene.

Blockbuster vs. Indie Showdown: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' vs. 'Locke'

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Tracey Harnish

Two movies about men who want to be heroes within the world they inhabit. One a cartoon figure holdover from the 50s, the other, real-life flesh and blood.

Tel Aviv: An Essential Europop Pitstop

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

'The city that never sleeps' has been coined for more than a few of the world's greatest urban playgrounds. Add Tel Aviv to the list. Despite what you may have heard, Israel isn't all conflict and camels.

Margery Walshaw: A Literary Manager Talks About Publishing and the Road Ahead

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.

Inside the Bizarro World of Christoph Paul

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Christoph Paul is the author of five books of prose and poetry that cross multiple genres, including humor, poetry, satire, bizarro, horror and non-fiction.

How to Be Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas

Johnny Nevin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Detroit
Johnny Nevin

When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

Not Reading Indie Books Yet? You're Missing Out

Rachel Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

As an indie author since 2010 (and author consultant since 2011), I've watched indies break down stigma barriers ('vanity publishing' is a term rarely...

The Award-Winning LGBT Book Missing Becomes the Indie Movie He Is Gone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of speaking with Gregory G. Allen and director/producer Lois Munoz Merka to learn more about their project and its journey from page to screen.

You Can Stick Your Stigma

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Neal Wooten

In case you're an Indie author reading this looking for the silver lining, let me say now that it does not exist, not yet anyway.

Weekly Concert Guide: Grouplove, Cold War Kids, King Krule and Body Language

Art Tavana | Posted 11.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

Nothing is quite like seeing a great gig. Something happens; a collective tingling of "Spidey-Senses" towards a moment in time that we, the select group of fans, experience together through live music that will never happen again (at least not in that exact form).

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

Natalie Cressman Fuses Jazz, Indie, and Jam Band Music with Sophomore Release Turn the Sea

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.25.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

If you haven't heard of Natalie Cressman, you definitely will soon. A Bay Area native, born to two musician parents -- Jeff and Sandy Cressman, Natalie grew up with music in her DNA.

Age Is a Trophy, So Why Do We Lie?

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I'm 29. No, seriously. And in September I'll be 30. This is supposed to be a "double death" for me as both a musician and a gay man, but unlike so many who turn 29 over and over again (or worse, 18), I plan to lean into this.

Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

The Warhols Dandily Redeemed

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 08.20.2013 | San Francisco
Brian Holton Henderson

Until this weekend, when I saw the Dandy Warhols play at the Fillmore, I had a really hard time liking them.

7 Ways To Have An Indie Wedding Ceremony

ny.racked.com | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings

Welcome to the age of Pinterest-fueled weddings, where there's more inspiration for upcycling a mason jar than there are hours in a day. No modern bri...

Casting an Indie in Hollywood: Overweight Is Beautiful, But It's Not Easy to Convince Everyone That's True

Carlo de Rosa | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Carlo de Rosa

One of my most interesting moments during the making of the romantic comedy Finding Joy was casting the character of Marshall, the overweight big brother in a marital crisis.

Logo Online and the Web Series Renaissance

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

The quality of web shows has improved dramatically in the last few years, and with internet institutions embracing the art form, the bar has been raised even higher. We are experiencing a veritable web series renaissance right now.