May 11, 2014 |
It's not surprising to learn that Bobby Krlic, the 28-year-old London native behind the Haxan Cloak, is heavily influenced by film scores, considering the artist's sophomore album, the creepy, ambient “Excavation,” would double as an excellent alternate soundtrack to a goosebump-inducing horror flick. “Before I wanted to be a musician I thought I was going to be a filmmaker,” said Krlic, reached at home in early May as he finished preparations for his first U.S. tour. “And I think a lot of the music has roots in the kind of films I would watch growing up.” In fact, the musician...
May 1, 2014 |
One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come. While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually does arrive. . With nature-inspired jewelry from these three local artists, it's easy to bring the outdoors into your wardrobe. And don't forget, Mother's Day is May 11 -- what mom doesn't like a new necklace? Nthandmade While English might not come so naturally...
March 17, 2014 |
Millie Brown may not have become a household name last week when she performed at South By Southwest with Lady Gaga. Then the 27-year-old "vomit artist" showed off her gag reflex March 13 by puking numerous times all over Gaga during the singer's performance of "Swine.” "I wasn't expecting so many reactions from it," Brown tells elle.com . "It was quite a powerful performance. " And messy. But it fits in Brown's oeuvre . Her puke paintings - that's right, she regurgitates colorfully on canvas - sell for about $20,000 each, she tells Elle.
March 5, 2014 |
Common, Big Boi and eight other hip-hop artists have teamed with HBO to create "Catch the Throne: The Mixtape," a compilation of songs inspired by the hit show "Game of Thrones. " "'Game of Thrones' centers around battles for power, and rap is definitely a battle for power," Common, the Chicago hip-hop artist and actor, says in this video from Vibe Magazine. The video shows a sampling of his rap, which seems to echo the sentiment: "I sit and think when I'm in my zone / This life is like a Game of Thrones.
January 14, 2014 |
Gail Bullock got the letter in the mail at what seemed like the perfect time. In 2012, she was living paycheck to paycheck. She had just been laid off from her job as a home care aide. She was on the verge of losing her apartment. And then she opened a letter that said she had won more than $1 million in a sweepstakes. "I figured that would be the answer to my prayers," said Bullock, 48, who lives in Woodlawn with her daughter. To get her winnings, all she had to do was send more than $400 through Western Union for a processing fee. She was...
January 9, 2014 |
I first discovered digital artist Calum Jones while scrolling through my Instagram feed. As I'm always on the lookout for cool Star Wars -related images, Jones' gallery tickled me with the way he took SW action figures and re-created scenes from the movies. In some cases, he went "off the screen" and depicted events that never took place in the films, and yet one could imagine happening. After "liking" most of his photos, I reached out to the London-based artist to ask him some questions.