Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea” guides its readers through many difficult journeys. Visual and textual narratives about hardships due to the forceful policing that thrust its way through Papua New Guinea taking away from its people, rarely giving back without sacrifice. The famed photographer, Stephen Dupont, as described in his bio, captures “hauntingly beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples.

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He’s a multicultural enthusiast. Disc Jokey, trailblazer who has reconciled the paradox of vinyl and MP3s (they can both exist in peace) and he understands the social responsibility of not just playing music, but, instead, one must be the ambassador of cultures he encounters.

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Interview: Van Hunt

After releasing a couple of taste-teasing EPs, and fading into the oblivion of the Indie world—a world that Van describes as a bunch of small companies“trying to become major labels”—he’s finally out with a golden egg of an album: What Were You Hoping For?

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With the recent release of “Total,” SebastiAn blasts the best of Ed Banger glory. SebastiAn will be performing in Chicago on Sept. 3rd at the Congress with Diplo, Zeds Dead and Lance Herbstrong.

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We’ve come up with a little collection of ten, handpicked—and often off-the-beaten-path— artists that will give you a jump start to your Lolla experience, and ease that anxiety-ridden question: which “lolla” stage should I run to next? It’s all covered in our 2011 Lollapalooza Digital Playlist.

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The photographs—digital, Black and White with playful color tones—are collectively entitled “Distant Guise: An Outsider’s Perspective From Within Mexico City,” examines the actuality of place, space, symbolic representations, familial life through youthful optimism, and the interactions between inanimate objects and human things. It’s an overt juxtaposition about the often overlooked confines of everyday living beyond, […]

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This action-packed-crime-ridden film stars Sandra, a private investigator, who works with the Puerto Rican government to slay a king pin prison escapee who killed her father. It’s a slimy revenge movie with cutesy moments infused with the sounds of coquí frogs and slapstick surprises.

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Hebru’s work is Hip Hop mixed with indubitable popular images—Black and Brown ones. At the same time, it isn’t. While concurrently digging past the second and the third layers without a fuss, Hebru lifts us up while reprimanding us for neglecting our past, disregarding the signs of our present. For not “whupping our kids” and […]

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Prior to a canceled concert due to the weather, the singer, writer and earth-shattering vocalist Rahsaan Patterson sat down at Chicago’s Norman’s Bistro to talk about his sixth studio album Bleuphoria, the duality of recalling the past in songs and getting to the essence of ones self through expression.

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