March 30, 2017
It’s the heist of the century: A crew of thieves broke into Berlin’s Bode Museum around 3:30 a.m. on Monday and made off with the massive “Big Maple Leaf” coin, a point of pride for the Bode Museum and patriotic Canadians who happen to like massive coins.
February 27, 2017
Tracking a deadly secretive crime ring in a far-away country has never been easier than with this ambitious project, “Tracking the Illegal Tusk,” presented by National Geographic. As a collaborative effort by writer Bryan Christy and photographer Brent Stirton (as well as many uncredited software engineers for the online version), it’s an ambitious piece that brings new light to the illegal ivory trade in Uganda.
November 16, 2016
Virtual reality (VR) technology quickly became a popular novelty in 2015 to the point where you couldn’t walk through a tech convention without seeing booths giving the public a chance to try out a headset. It took root in a few industries like rehabilitating soldiers with PTSD, immersive video gaming, and even the porn industry found a way to use it.
"TURF PART II - THE ENCORE EVERYONE WANTS"
September 19, 2016
So, it’s the last day of the festival and through the blistering heat and muggy rain, the most musically dedicated have made it. Whether it’s the impressive line-up involving The New Pornographers, Jimmy Eat World, Matthew Good, and Death Cab for Cutie – or if it’s the thrill of the vibe that this festival presents, but just about everyone has made it. Now let’s get into the last great Sunday before the Winter takes us.
September 19, 2016
Los Angeles-based ambient musician Luka Fisher and the team released their experimental collection: Sleep Gallery (2015) courtesy of Silber Records. They describe their sound as “ambient, primitive dance music and sound experiments” – all packed into five minutes. Silber Records has been championing multiple indie acts and one of their later acts is this mystifying collection.
"BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL TEACH AN OLD GENRE NEW TRICKS WITH ESCAPE II"
September 14, 2016
Following the Escape EP (2014) that put Bloodhounds On My Trail on the radar of many an indie fan, the guys return with the shoe-gaziest of shoe-gaze music: Escape II (2015). These dream pop tones were hazily performed by frontman Johnny Green (with the guitars, vocals, and the laid-back attitude), guitarist Chris Donaldson, bassist Jonny O’Hara, and drummer Nik Donaldson since their first show in 2014.