Category: The Creative Native

Rihanna…from pop princess to the coolest girl in music and fashion

Rihanna…from pop princess to the coolest girl in music and fashion

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perhaps I’m slow to the punch, but I never really recognized how purely #awesome (as in, totally hashtag-worthy) Rihanna is. I’m not someone who necessarily keeps up with pop music these days, but now the pop super star is making me reconsider my opinion. Like any good pop star, Rihanna has tried out quite a [...]

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that’s so zef

that’s so zef

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Zef: The ultimate style…it’s a full flex, like a full flex. It’s an African style. It’s not something you can really explain.. It’s something you experience; like a video game when you reach the next level, that’s basically zef. Zef is the next level.” –Ninja (Die Antwoord) Die Antwoord is so zef, man. After listening to [...]

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Finally, it’s Social Networking for introverts!

Finally, it’s Social Networking for introverts!

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If a collection of social networking websites were a high school, Facebook would be the stuck-up girl bragging about her social life, Google+ would be the kid who tried so hard to be cool but couldn’t knock down the Alpha dog, Twitter would be the guy who has to tell you every unimportant detail about [...]

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A very nutty cracker

A very nutty cracker

| December 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

One of the standard Christmas traditions for many people is to see Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. While the music, dancing, and sets are beautiful, seeing the same show year after year it can get a little…boring. The antidote to this is British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s “Nutcracker”. Famous for his controversial all-male version of “Swan Lake”, Bourne has made [...]

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A Very “She & Him” Christmas

A Very “She & Him” Christmas

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

When a sugary pop artist releases a Christmas album, you pause and wonder: “Ok, could this holiday music get any tackier?” (side note: Justin Bieber’s duet with Mariah Carey…it’s alright.) But seriously, I’d rather listen to those squeaky chipmunks sing “Christmas Christmas time is near…”. It’s already stuck in your head isn’t it? Well forgive me, [...]

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Flashback: The Carpenters

Flashback: The Carpenters

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

There’s something about 70′s music that makes one feel happy and content. Perhaps it was a better time, a simpler time. Or maybe it’s the interesting fashion of the era.

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Lost in the fifth dimension: addicted to The Twilight Zone

Lost in the fifth dimension: addicted to The Twilight Zone

| November 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

While I definitely get my fill of television, I’m not someone who becomes hooked on the next new show. Sure, I will flirt now and then with “How I Met Your Mother”, “Futurama”, and “Reno 911″ (and a recent “Will & Grace” fling) but I’m not really hooked on any show on the air right [...]

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Who is the fairest of them all?

Who is the fairest of them all?

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It seems that every once in awhile Hollywood gets in a phase. It seems that fairy tales are making a comeback, and there are not one but two movies set to come out in 2012 about Snow White. The classic tale of vanity (not unlike the quest of many celebrities and wannabes), there is a [...]

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Smells like teen spirit: my appreciation of Neo-Grunge

Smells like teen spirit: my appreciation of Neo-Grunge

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Born in 1991, I reached my musical maturity around the mid 2000′s. After dabbling a little in the indie music of that decade, I found myself going back in time and discovering music that my babysitters might have listened to in their CD players (or even better, cassette tapes). The music of the early 90′s was embodied [...]

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Texting the Ouija: adventures in clairvoyance

Texting the Ouija: adventures in clairvoyance

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

When you’re too old for treats, you look for tricks. Every year when Halloween creeps up there’s a mysterious feeling in the air, one that no one can ignore. Perhaps it’s the darker side of one’s character that feels drawn to the macabre. I remember that when I stopped going door to door for candy [...]

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