May 7, 2013
Haunt You Like A Ghost
- Private Lawns – Angus & Julia Stone
- Song Beneath the Song – Maria Taylor
- Sunrise, Sunset – Bright Eyes
- The Great American Napkin – The Summer Skinny
- Fucked Up Kids – Kevin Drew
- Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse
- Village Green – The Kinks
- Dreams – Cat Power
- Under Pressure – Queen
- I Don’t Love Anyone – Belle & Sebastian
- Distractions – Zero 7
- So Far From Your Weapon – The Dead Weather
- Broadripple is Burning – Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s
- I Was A Cage – Right Away, Great Captain
- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – Birdy
- Spark – Tori Amos
- The A Team – Ed Sheeran
- She’s Bound To Get Hurt – Summer Fiction
- Third Planet – Modest Mouse
- King Without A Crown – Matisyahu
- Danke Schoen – Wayne Newton
April 4, 2013
I always hear people saying that there’s “nothing to watch on Netflix.” As in, Netflix Instant streaming. Well, I beg to differ.
And so, here is a list I’ve compiled of a random variety of shows to watch on Netflix Instant Streaming.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Charlie Kaufman, Meryl Streep, Orchids- what’s not to love. And 2 Nicholas Cages?!
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Adam Scott is beautiful. Well written. If you think you’re crazy, these people will make you feel a lot better about yourself.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Great acting. Well written. I have new respect for Adrien Brody after seeing this.
Harold and Maude
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This cult classic is always uplifting. Sure to make you look at life just a bit differently. Cat Stevens for the entire soundtrack? Yes please.
UPDATE: This movie has since been removed from Netflix. Super sad face. Still worth finding!
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: One of those great movies where fantasy and reality are intertwined in a non-cheesy way. Aubrey Plaza rules.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Oh. Em. Gee. This movie pushes the envelope & comments on the insanity of our present day culture norm.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Heartwarming, sweet, and real. Believable characters. Jenna Fischer owns it.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Super dry humor, this movie is like Mean Girls for adult indie chicks. Yeah, i’ve watched it a few times. PLUS: Awesome music.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Great dialogue, characters, despite all the British-ness. (I kid.) Cinematography to die for. Don’t miss this one.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Lighthearted and fun film. Has it’s own sense of humor.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: For a movie I expected to be a complete stoner film, this was actually really good. Also surprisingly, quite a few actors I recognized.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Charlize Theron is always amazing. Patton Oswalt seems like the real star of this film.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Cult classic with a very young Christina Ricci. Heartwarming, surprisingly. Heart cookies.
March 20, 2013
I guess some people would say I’m pretty laid back, but there are many things I have great passion for. And generally, when I care about something, I care about it greatly. I also can be accused of being a feminist from time to time, although like a lot of “feminists”, I simply wish there was more equality and opportunity for all people, including women.
That being said, may I present pure awesome in mobile app form: the #NotBuyingIt App.
Essentially, this app is fully socially integrated and allows for users to upload and post commentary regarding advertising they’re confronted with in daily life, both positive and negative, in their view of women.
Absolutely geinus and I’m somewhat sad I didn’t think of it first. I donated $25. I think this, should it take off, could really be an enlightening force in our society of social media obsession. Companies certainly don’t want to be featured as being negative in the eyes of their women consumers, right? To me, it seems like this might be the only way to make a real difference- collectively, and strongly.
Needless to say, for the most part there is a huge problem with how women have been, are, and continue to be portrayed in the media. Though my job deals largely with advertising and the marketing culture, I’m the first to admit that I think of “The Media” as my ultimate nemesis. (Then again, perhaps that’s partly why.) However, it seems to me as though there is progress being made, slowly (but surely) as it may be. I think we can see traces of this in a variety of ways.
But we’re still behind. The media consistently portrays women as incompetent and unable to make their own choices. Choices they do make themselves tend to sway in favor of what men would like of them. Being a female web designer, I personally see the imbalances all the time in my career field especially, even in the short few years in the professional field. This advertisement for GoDaddy is one I saw a few months ago while randomly scouring the internet. Am I being overly sensitive by being offended by this ad? Have I been brainwashed into thinking I’m being overly sensitive for fear of being called a feminazi? Is it REALLY that big of a deal for them to even consider throwing a woman into this ad featuring five so-called “web builders”? If it were five women featured as these “web builders”, would people be more likely to notice the imbalance?
Either way, it’s definitely the #NotBuyingIt type of material.
A FEW GOOD LINKS.
“If women, as a group, begin insisting that men respect them as whole persons, men will do just that.”
“An in depth article detailing the toll America’s love affair with television and media worship has taken on our society and culture.”
March 6, 2013
Helpful websites with some info regarding best practices in web design.
- The Way Your Eyes View Web Content
- 8 Interesting Facts About Reading Online
- The Best Colors for a Website’s Content
- 10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why
- Web Design Rules-of-Thumb for Developers