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Month: January 2009

FLOW: For Love of Water

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary FLOW: For Love of Water investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century – The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the…

Lord Quas

Kid Robot and Stones Throw have teamed up to release the Quasimoto figure which is 8-inches tall, comes in either yellow or blue, and is inclusive of a brick and a spliff. The history of Lord Quas is detailed below as written by Jeff Jank, art director for Stones Throw. Madlib has told the story…

Hello Letdown!

Bad news via the Stones Throw newsletter. That “new” Whitefield Brothers album that is set to be released on February 24th on Now-Again Records, the same one I have been overly anxious to hear and predicted to be #1 on my 2009 year-end best records list, is, in fact, just a repackaging of their debut…

Surfwise: Reject Normal

The inspiring and tumultuous story of 85-year old surfer, health advocate and sex guru, Dr. Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children who were all home-schooled and raised in a small camper on the beach, where they surfed and had to adhere to the strict diet and lifestyle of animals in the…

Planet B-Boy

Think breakdancing died in the ’80s? Think again. Planet B-Boy re-discovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as “B-boying”, breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of NYC during the ’70s, and served as one of the crucial elements in the birth of…

Man on Wire

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, then the worlds tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Following six and a…

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”But when…

In Memory Of…

December 26th marked the 4th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and I attended the tsunami memorial in Bang Niang, Khao Lak. The ceremony was held at the site of the 813 Marine Police boat which was swept approximately two kilometers inland during the event where it has remained ever since to serve as a…