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by Lenora E. Houseworth
I have been so obsessed with different fabrics lately, whether it be scarves or sarongs, there are just so many different things you can do with a mere piece of cloth! That is why I was delighted to see the turban trend levitate off high fashion runways to fashion-forward fashionistas everywhere.
I will be honest, when I first saw this trend a few seasons back, I was completely unfazed — actually, that’s a huge understatement — I hated it. That was until one day I was rushing out of the house and decided to give the look a try. Now, I absolutely love the latest headwear trend, especially on bad hair days. It also is a great alternative to protect your hair from the sun in addition to hats. Even with this style, there are so many ways to wear a head scarf. Look at some of the following examples to get inspired.
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by Patrick Johnson
Detroit. The Motor City. Motown. The D. 313.
For many different people, Detroit represents many different things. Many regard it as a post industrial wasteland, the living embodiment of capitalism's ambition and avarice gone awry. Others see it as a city-wide blank canvas, a place where population numbers and property values have dipped so low, young creative types can transform large tracts of land into workshops and studios. And for a small yet passionate portion of the population, the name Detroit is inexorably tied to the mechanical style of electronic music it bore in the early 80s: techno. Every Memorial Day weekend, thousands upon thousands of music fans and revelers descend upon this city of ruins to celebrate techno and all of its varied offshoots. Three days out of the year, the concrete playground known as Hart Plaza, situated in the heart of downtown Detroit, plays host to Movement (alternately known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or DEMF), one of North America's premier electronic music fests. Now in its 11th year, the fest has gone through much controversy, several name changes, and has been passed off from promoter to promoter (Paxahau has been holding it down for the past five years). What endures, though, is the music. Each year, Movement brings in an impressive and eclectic roster of local and international talent, balancing popular and rare acts, legends and up-and-comers, the commercial and the underground. The fest itself is only half the story, though, as venues across the city boast afterparties with lineups that rival the names appearing at Hart Plaza. With enough stamina (and illicit substances), it's possible to party non-stop from Friday night until Tuesday morning.
Reynaldo Gianecchini, Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey and Talize Sayegh | HBRfest.com
by John Esther
A Night to Dismember
Riddled with incompetence, the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival 2011 slowly started its opening night.
Scheduled to commence at 8PM, patrons were held in the cold air outside the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood until 8:25PM. No explanation for the delay was offered.
Twenty minutes later after we were admitted, somebody from the film festival addressed the audience. Rather than efficiently go through the typical laborious yet understandable Opening Night procedure of thanking sponsors and volunteers before introducing the filmmakers smoothly and without incident, the audience was subjected to a series of banal flattery, self-congratulatory speeches, lame jokes and repetitive chatter before any films would begin.
by Neil Miller Jr.
He may not have a proper album under his belt yet, but electronic wunderkind Jon Gooch has been annihilating dancefloors even before his adoption of the Feed Me moniker. Hardcore fans of the underground Drum 'n' Bass scene will recognize his work as Spor — he's done remix work for Evol Intent and released a plethora of near flawless singles.
So, how does his work as Feed Me differ? Imagine the four-to-the-floor beats of Deadmau5 (whose label Gooch is signed to as Feed Me), chopped up synths that have been distorted to hell and back, and killer riffs in the vein of Daft Punk. His EP, Feed Me's Big Adventure, was chock-full of cutting edge electro house soon-to-be classics and even dabbles in dubstep with the epic track "Cloudburn." With his brand new release of Feed Me to the Stars and a Lollapalooza appearance in August, this summer will be a big one for Gooch.
Feed Me plays Perry's Stage on Friday August 5th at 3:45PM.
by Rebecca "Bonks" Rothschild for Sugar Gamers
As gamers step into a world where controllers have become multi-purpose and more compact, they probably ask themselves whether there is a need for “mega” or genre-specific controllers and wonder about what’s next for console controllers.
One of the all-time favorites that still sells very well on Ebay is Nintendo’s classic Zapper gun, most commonly used in the classic title “Duckhunt.” A beloved and revolutionary controller for its time, the Zapper did very well and still holds a sentimental place in our hearts.