Virtual Reality: The New Wave of Content

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Originally written in 2015.

The New York Times’ Virtual Reality  series is a watershed moment in journalism for various reasons. The first, is that it gives news consumers a first-hand account of an important event. This is ground-breaking because we are now able to be “present” while news is being reported without actually being there. Continue reading “Virtual Reality: The New Wave of Content”

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Surviving New Yawk City As A PR Girl

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By guest contributor, Julia Meyer

Famously known as the city that never sleeps, New York City is home to bustling communities of professionals in the fashion, finance, arts and, recently, tech industries among others. Naturally, it’s the go-to place for all things chic and fast-paced which is very captivating yet, at the same time, can become exhausting as hell. There’s no such thing as a regular day in the big apple, for every waking moment is filled with suspense and surprise. But, as the saying goes, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere (ya heard?!). So, exactly what does getting through the day entail? Allow a twenty-something from the outer boroughs with a job in one of the most coveted fields to show you the ropes.   Continue reading “Surviving New Yawk City As A PR Girl”

How Artists Of Caribbean Heritage Are Shifting Popular Culture

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It’s no secret that the Caribbean influence has been around for quite some time now. These past few years in particular, it appears as clear as day as widespread fascination with West Indian sights and sounds have been magnified to the tenth power. This is due to global superstars of said heritage or experience who seamlessly weave it into their music and visuals, ultimately leaving an impact on popular culture. As a result, they’ve created an undeniable shift that continues to expand.  Continue reading “How Artists Of Caribbean Heritage Are Shifting Popular Culture”

Migos Teaches Us To Trust The Process

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On Friday at midnight, Migos dropped their second studio album, Culture, which is everything we hoped for and more. Eager listeners, including myself, counted down the hours until their latest effort appeared on iTunes, and other digital music platforms, for our ears to bask in its goodness. Not only was it a momentous occasion because we gained some new tracks from them to bump in our cars or earphones but it was also a victorious moment–that the Atlanta trio is finally receiving the proper recognition they deserve.  Continue reading “Migos Teaches Us To Trust The Process”

The Hidden Lesson Behind Louis Vuitton x Supreme Collection

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17 years ago, cult skate brand Supreme received a cease and desist order from Louis Vuitton for using a rendition of their signature monogram print on some decks. In 2017, they drop a sick joint-collection that is sure to go down in collaboration history. It felt surreal to witness on live stream, as I can vividly remember many trips to their small Soho boutique during the mid to late 2000s when streetwear culture truly began to take off. My, have the tables turned. Continue reading “The Hidden Lesson Behind Louis Vuitton x Supreme Collection”

Kylie Jenner And The Art Of Narcissim

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Whether you like it or not, Kylie Jenner is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to self-promotion. Taking up after her Kardashian siblings, especially Kim, she consistently takes her brand to the next level. What brand you ask? Why, the entity that is simply “Kylie” of course–a brand that literally revolves around the 19-year-old reality star. From creating a hit self-titled lip gloss line to a full-blown cosmetics selection and then launching a clothing store of complimentary merch, Jenner has mastered the art of narcissism. I mean, shorty has a collection of t-shirts with her own portraits on them for sale. Let’s talk about this, shall we?

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From Porn To Pop Music: An Unlikely Transition

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While adult entertainers are prevalent in the public eye there’s still a heavy stigma attached to them–especially those from the porn industry. Naturally, the transition from that arena  into the “normal” entertainment arena is very challenging for those actors and actresses. Despite being, you know, human and having a multitude of interests that extend beyond steamy xxx scenes, they are still viewed as freaks (no pun intended) and sex maniacs, by larger society. Thankfully, the non-prudes of the world have the ability to view these actors and actresses for what they are; people. As such, these supporters serve as the core fan-base of said individuals who wish to successfully transition from pornography into other creative professions like music. However, it takes a lot of convincing the general public of their worth to earn a musical artist’s most coveted title: pop singer.   Continue reading “From Porn To Pop Music: An Unlikely Transition”