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Nick Hinman
Nick Hinman

Originally from foggy San Francisco, Nick Hinman found himself in sunny Los Angeles after following a winding path towards success – five years in New York playing in punk bands and studying at Stella Adler. But then, in the cold winter of 2014, in a small apartment in South Williamsburg, Palm Springsteen was created. Hinman’s […]

Lina Esco
Lina Esco

Lina Esco is a badass – no exaggeration. The star of S.W.A.T., a crime drama TV show, is the only female on the team to perform most of the stunts herself. The S.W.A.T. premiere date is November 2, where she appears on the screen alongside Shemar Moore and Stephanie Sigman. At the same time, she […]

To the Light and Beyond
To the Light and Beyond

Alejandro Salazar, also known by his stage name, A.CHAL, says that there is no difference between who he is in real life and the presence that he establishes through his music. After being in the industry for four years writing for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora, the Peruvian-American, New York-raised musician has […]

Lily Oakes
Lily Oakes

A combination of husky poetic vocals, guitars, and orchestral influences bring the beauty of Lily Oakes’s music to life. Passion flirts with reality; catchy hooks and rhythmic grooves create music that’s ahead of its time through combining and splicing together a variety of genres and being sung so passionately from the heart. Her lyrics are […]

Lola Marsh
Lola Marsh

Opposites Attract Yael Cohen and Gil Landau have explored every facet of their relationship. Musically, romantically, and creatively, their journey together has been a bumpy road trip across vast artistic terrain and the results are the off beat, dream-induced pop sounds of Lola Marsh. The Israeli indie band is a classic case of opposites attract, […]

Sacha Dhawan
Sacha Dhawan

Playing the Right Roles Sacha Dhawan began as a child actor, but hit his first dry spell when he reached adulthood. At 18 years old, he unenthusiastically worked in his father’s clothing store for ten hour shifts, writing poetry to pass the time and keep up his morale. So when he received a chance to […]

Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso

Try to pinpoint the perfect occasion for Sylvan Esso’s music and you won’t find just one. If you haven’t already, you’ll discover the staying power of their songs that take residence from mood to mood, room to room. So when it came time to work on their sophomore album What Now, Sylvan Esso made it […]

Brandon Zuck
Brandon Zuck

Brandon Zuck picks rebellion as his protagonist. As a short filmmaker residing in Los Angeles, Zuck’s best ideas come to him between pop punk covers of ‘80s hit songs. This is only fitting given that his work traces angsty storylines against the backdrop of muted neon hues reminiscent of the worlds in John Hughes’ cult […]

Maria Burns
Maria Burns

Exploring the Psyche in Fashion Filmmaking A white glove on a table suddenly begins to move on its own, twitching in spasms as if taking in its first breath of life. A woman switches in between contorting her body in visceral, extreme movements, to freezing in rigid perfection. A girl’s face warps as an ice […]

Monica Barbaro
Monica Barbaro

Leading Lady On & Offscreen Smart, beautiful, with a strong sense of justice. These qualities seem to describe the roles that fit Monica Barbaro seamlessly. Whether it’s cross-examining a witness with hard-hitting questions in the courtroom, or an undercover journalist seeking the truth behind a murder, Monica embodies these strong, intelligent women. Born a San […]

Dominic Adams
Dominic Adams

Humanizing an Enemy Dominic Adams plays the irrefutable villain in The Weinstein Company’s new military drama, SIX, on The History Channel. Adams’ character, “Michael,” is a radical terrorist, and yet, as Michael’s story unfolds, grey areas are uncovered, and eventually, softened feelings toward the character are molded into actual empathy. Adams delivers a performance that […]

Madeline Brewer
Madeline Brewer

Orange Suits Her Crowned Miss Pitman in 2010, former pageant queen Madeline Brewer thought she was destined for sparkly, fairy princess roles on Broadway; instead, she found herself cast as ruthless soldiers and incarcerated felons. While the onscreen typecast initially came as a bit of a shock to Brewer, it evolved into a blessing that […]

Maggie Lindemann
Maggie Lindemann

Not Just a Pretty Girl Growing up with social media for the average teen can be difficult when your peers have direct, 24-hour access to publicly scrutinize. However, for the 18-year-old musician and Instagram star, Maggie Lindemann, public scrutiny is not only an everyday occurrence, it is exponentially amplified with nearly 2 million followers. Her […]

 Nick Valensi 
 Nick Valensi 

“This is really unusual, but I knew I wanted to be a guitar player in a rock band when I was six years old. In 1987, I saw a Guns N Roses video on MTV and ever since that moment I’ve been doing music.” While most toddler occupational dreams phase out, Nick Valensi is one […]

 Embodying the Blues
 Embodying the Blues

 Marlon Rabenreither Marlon Rabenreither was a painter before he was the frontman for Gold Star, but as he was finishing up his studies at the Goldsmiths – University of London, he came to a realization: “It was music that was keeping me up at night, and not fine art.” His father is a rhythm guitarist […]

 Aimee Nash and The Black Ryder
 Aimee Nash and The Black Ryder

Aimée Nash formed her band The Black Ryder with Scott Von Ryper back in 2007. The band name evokes imagery of the dark time in which the band was created. Little did Aimée know that her band title would continue to be apropos of her creative and personal journey beyond the band’s formation. Over the […]

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri started out in front of the camera as a young teen model, but now she’s behind it as an award-winning filmmaker. Growing up in Bengal, India, Indrani was always fascinated by the photography and filmmaking. Her experience as a successful, working model became a window of cultural perspective as her career took her […]

Hannah Kasulka
Hannah Kasulka

Hannah Kasulka was never into horror or dark characters and now her life is centered around one of the most iconic ones. Hannah stars in Fox’s television show “The Exorcist”, which takes heavy inspiration from the original 1973 film. Hannah plays Geena Davis’s seemingly picture-perfect daughter “Casey,” but her Jekyll and Hyde behavior eventually reveals […]

Alyssa Diaz
Alyssa Diaz

Leather clad with a black widow’s red hourglass adorning her stomach, Alyssa Diaz balances on the ropes of a wrestling ring with a stony expression. She crouches like a predator, all before before slamming down on her opponent with full force. This is Alyssa’s role playing the tough-as-nails, Luchadores wrestler “Teresa” in the Emmy award-winning […]

Narges Rashidi
Narges Rashidi

From War in Real Life to War On-screen Lavish Alice top Manning Cartell pants The film, Under The Shadow, begins with a woman shrouded in a black hijab with a dark, intense gaze. The camera hones in on her expression riddled with sadness and frustration, which elicits immediate empathy for her before we even learn […]

Caroline Vreeland
Caroline Vreeland

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Vest dress Caroline’s own jewelry and shoes Caroline Vreeland is the type of person who naturally draws people in. From her piercing blue eyes to her fearlessness in sharing her vulnerability with the world, she’s someone people want to know or wish they knew. As the great-granddaughter of legendary fashion editor, […]

Getting into Character with Sophie Dalah
Getting into Character with Sophie Dalah

It was just another night of doing her homework when eighteen-year-old, Sophie Dalah got the phone call that would change her life. After beating out hundreds of girls in Australia, Dalah received the news that she landed a supporting role in Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN. After her stunning debut in the critically acclaimed film, Dalah, now […]

Sheila Vand’s Taste for the Dark & Bizarre
Sheila Vand’s Taste for the Dark & Bizarre

Sheila Vand’s dark and rebellious magnetism travels with her on and offscreen. Vand made her big film debut in Ben Affleck’s ARGO, and 2 years later she starred in the award-winning Iranian Vampire Western, A GIRL WALKS ALONE AT NIGHT. It was a starring role that was written specifically for her. Since then, she’s been […]

Julian Morris
Julian Morris

 How Politics Tie Into His Craft As a child, Julian Morris was shy and introverted, but found himself excelling in one of the most unlikely places: onstage. Training under Anne Scher’s Theatre Program in London, Morris’ shyness melted away and it was clear he had a gift for acting. After his training, he went on […]


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