You know her as a sketch comedy master on TV. Watch Carrie Brownstein portray one of the many faces of membership from American Express, this time as a vinyl-obsessed shopper. Even as an avid consumer (literally) of records, her character is able to stay within budget thanks to the American Express Prepaid Card, a prepaid card that ensures she won't rack up any overdraft fees.
Learn more about how the American Express Prepaid Card can help you manage your budget.
The Cask by The Glenlivet is a new iPad app that is the perfect pairing for lovers of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The free app, which is exclusive to those who register to become Guardians of The Glenlivet, offers custom content on all of the important things in a refined man’s life, from travel to tech, style to food.
If you’re fan of good Single Malt Scotch, you’ll enjoy the collection of interesting reads on a variety of topics that The Glenlivet put together. Some [...]
The VICE crew has a new show coming to HBO that will shine a light on the absurdity of the modern condition. It's hosted by Shane Smith, so you can expect things like out-of-control political assassinations in the Philippines, precarious nuclear stare-downs in Kashmir and coverage of the sumo craze sweeping Senegal. The first episode premieres this Friday, April 5, at 11 PM.
On Thursday, April 4th, ArtBattles U will host the first-ever live painting battle in New York, for college students only. College! Those golden years of challenging society, authority and parents. That’s a very 2012 way of looking at things. In 2013, college students have the chance to challenge each other and, more importantly, themselves.
ArtBattles U gives the best student visual artists a stage where they can put their skills on the line and let the crowd determine their fate. These live painting "battles" bring out the best live painters, cheered on by fellow students, local tastemakers and trend setters. Tens of thousands more watch online. What's at stake? Pride, [...]
Pro surfer Alana Blanchard and friends Leila Hurst and Camille Brady go on a shark swimming adventure off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Like this video? Watch more here.
This post is brought to you by Out There, premiering tonight at 10:30/9:30c on IFC.
Ryan Quincy has been working in animation for well over a decade. He spent 12 years on South Park (he's featured in the behind-the-scenes documentary 6 Days to Air) and now he's taking his original characters to IFC in his new animated series Out There (which premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c on IFC). I had a chance to chat with Quincy about the show, his "out there" character designs, and fainting in sex ed class.
Tell us what Out There is all about, and how it came to IFC.
Out There is about two best [...]
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In the Spencer Susser-directed short Eugene, a film inspired by Four Stories winning screenwriter Adam Blampied, we meet an lonely, travelling man-child who finds himself the recipient of a magical laptop that grants his every wish. But in the immortal words of Kanye, "No one man should have all that power."
Participate in our Eugene Photo Contest for a chance to win an Intel-inspired Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad* Ultrabook™ and 40,000 Starpoints* for use at any W Hotel of your choice!
HOW TO ENTER: Simply post a photo of what you'd wish [...]
Last fall, Ketel One Vodka and GQ Magazine launched a contest campaign called “A Gentleman’s Call” to award $100,000 to help grant an innovative idea. Five finalists were then selected out of all of the entries, with the final winner being carpenter and furniture craftsman Corbin Clay, who answered “A Gentleman’s Call." You can check out more here.
The American photographer Paul Caponigro famously said, "It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." The same can be said of cities. After all, cities — like people — contain their own identities, histories and secrets. And a good photo captures the essence of a place beyond mere appearances.
As part of an ongoing experiment to unlock the potential of the digital medium in photography, Samsung gave the new GALAXY Camera to 32 photographers to prove that their city is the most photogenic in the world.
Meet Giacomo Por from Milan. Giacomo seeks to [...]
This post is sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The media play an important role in our democracy—the “watchdog” role, keeping the government in check. But who watches the watchers? Turns out the media do that, too.
In 2006, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications established the Mirror Awards to honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who “hold a mirror to their own industry” for the public’s benefit. They are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting.
It has been said that the essence of city life lies in the promise of the chance encounter — the feeling that absolutely anything could happen at any moment. In this way, cities are more than just containers for human activity; they are also distinct characters in of themselves, each conveying a unique identity told through culture, architecture and history.
The digital revolution in photography has only served to empower a whole multitude of city-dwellers to capture and document the beautiful complexity that can be found in contemporary urban life. With this idea in mind, Samsung gave the new GALAXY Camera to 32 photographers to prove that their city [...]
By Dr. Jeff Godin Ph.D., CSCS, CISSN and Tammy Godin, B.A.B.
Seventy-eight percent of people fail at achieving their New Year’s resolution. Why? Is it because their goals are too lofty and will-power is crushed? Maybe they are in the contemplation stage of making a habit change and don’t know how to prepare and take action. Or is it because they are focused on the negative and not the positive aspects of their goal? Is it because they are extrinsically motivated, not intrinsically motivated, and when results don’t happen overnight they get frustrated?.
Some common New Year’s resolutions are, “I am going to lose weight,” “I am going [...]
If the digital revolution made it possible for anyone to become a photographer, then one can argue that instagram has emerged as the ultimate space in which the masses showcase their art. Once dismissed by smug elitists, digital photography has come in to its own in the last several years. And it's time to celebrate that fact.
Samsung Digital Imaging is holding a global competition inviting 32 Instagram stars from 8 countries to prove that their city is the most photogenic. Samsung Digital Imaging and VICE Media Inc. have come together to celebrate the release of the all-new web connected GALAXY Camera. 32 Instagram stars from 8 countries [...]
We team up with braun to talk to Refinery 29 Co-Founder Philippe Von Borries about his favorite Built to Perform possession.
"In a high performance world, braun creates innovative designs built to last 7 years. Braun profiles 15 innovative guys in an intimate look at their life passions and the unique objects of design and durability that power their life."
Seven years ago, Philippe von Borries, intent on creating a "curated mall," partnered with longtime friend Justin Stefano to create Refinery 29. True to its name, Refinery 29 distills the global world of fashion into a cohesive community rooted in "entertainment, inspiration and information." It’s an an integrated [...]
This post is brought to you by Intel and the Ultrabook experience. Find out more about The UltraBook experience here. In our last post, we showcased two short films co-produced by Intel, in partnership with W Hotels and Roman Coppola's production company, The Directors Bureau. The result is Four Stories — a platform which identifies and supports rising visionaries in filmmaking — allowing them to share their talent with audiences around the world.
Four winning scripts, inspired by iconic W Hotels destinations and the mobility of the Intel-inspired Ultrabook™, were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions from aspiring filmmakers worldwide. They were selected by a panel of entertainment industry [...]