All Look Same

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Josephine was haging out in the office the other week and we decided to show her pictures of people on the conference room screen. We showed her pictures of Asian men, and asked her who they were. Yao Ming – Dada! John Cho – Dada! Bruce Lee – Dada! Jackie Chan – (silence)

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Frames of Life

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Frames of Life from Günther Gheeraert on Vimeo. Shot in La Palma, Canary Islands. This video is part of the 7 Stories project. Camera: Canon 5D Mk III RAW mode with Magic Lantern Lenses: Canon 14mm 2.8, 24mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8, 70-300mm Actress: Natalia Zamora Salas Assistant: Marta Calero de los Reyes Music: Doug Kaufman Agency: 28yMedio Client: Promotur

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Abraham in Motion at the Walker

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Always a fan and admirer of dancers, I was excited to see the Walker Art Center’s presentation of Kyle Abraham’s company Abraham.In.Motion. Based on what I had heard and read about the dancers in the company and the style of choreography, I knew we were in for a great show. What I didn’t expect was the narrative of the performance, largely based on Abraham’s experience as a black male in American society. Perhaps I just wasn’t in the mood to think (I was just getting over a 4-day stomach flu) or maybe my mind was hoping for something else, but…

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I Have Never Loved Someone

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Josephine is six months young today. Can’t believe how fast it’s gone, and it only makes me wonder how my parents handled how fast I grew up. To me, it has taken a lifetime (ba-dum bum!) but to them it must have been a blink of the eye. I look back at Josephine’s first six months of life with utter, complete joy and amazement. Sure, it was really, really hard at times. Sarah and I struggled, as do many first-time parents. But as I reflect on the past half year, the pain, frustration, lack of sleep, and fear that we’ve…

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Shara Worden at Liquid Music

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Due to labor disputes with the SPCO and musician union rules beyond my comprehension, yMusic was forced to cancel their Liquid Music appearance tonight. Bummer. Luckily, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond was kind enough to perform in their place with drummer Brian Wolfe. Some of my favorite musical moments in my life have been when I unexpectedly stumble upon great performances without any preconceived notion of what the artist is like beforehand. It’s sort of like seeing a great movie without ever seeing the previews. There’s just something undeniably pleasing about being surprised by awesomeness when you least expect it….

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Venus in Fur

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Thanks to Adam and Katie for suggesting we go see Venus in Fur at the Jungle Theater. I had no idea what the play was about and had barely any time to even peek at the program notes or reviews. In a way, I’m glad because without any expectations, my mind was just pretty blank… and then it was blown away by the performance put on by Anna Sundberg who plays Vanda. I won’t say much more. I suggest you go see this play before it ends on March 10th. Seriously, go see it. And take a date, then go…

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