Maia Knibb is an actress based in Los Angeles. Known for her work in various web series, such as White Noise (2017) and Satori (2017), feature films Status Quo (2013) and Ashburn Waters (2013) and in short films such as 7 Things That Are Better Than Your Valentine’s Day Boyfriend (2015). We met with Maia to talk about her work and plans for the near future. ——— Hi there Maia! Since 2011 you’ve been living and working in California and you have studied in both UCB and Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles. What attracts you to living in...Read More
Author: Catherine Amartin
The much anticipated sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 didn’t do as hot as distributor Warner Bros had expected. The sales reached $31.5m (€24.1m) while the distributor had expected sales of between $45m and $50m. A number of factors could have caused the low turnout rate, including a limited number of screenings, it’s relatively low run time (163 minutes). But despite not achieving its expected ticket sales it was still the U.S.’s most popular movie this weekend by far. According to PostTrack, women over 25 made up 27% of the audience while men over 25 were half. The statistic jives with...Read More
Brio Weizhao Zhang has made the rare transition from classical music to pop; recently moving to LA to both preform with the rock band Lucente, and to work behind the scenes with some of the biggest pop sensations of the international music scene. I had a brief conversation with Brio about his approach to music. Who would you call your biggest musical influence? Rachmaninoff, the Russian classical composer, will always by my biggest musical influence, even though pop music, these days, has a stronger impact on my musical style. His compositions have influenced me in different ways throughout the years....Read More
Since coming to the United States to study at the Berklee College of Music, Victor Singer has played across the country, touring with bands like the grammy-winning rock act Blues Traveler, and giving solo performances for world-famous musicians like John 5 and Thomas Lang. I caught up with Victor, to chat about his music, and his experiences across the world. Can you remember the first song you ever mastered on the drums? Probably “Killing In The Name Of”, by Rage Against The Machine. It was not perfect, of course, but I remember that was one of the first I...Read More
One of Humanity’s fail-safe measures for the future is the Global Seed Vault, a storage room on the frozen island of Spitsbergen. This island is located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, in the high Arctic. The vault was created in 2007 through collaboration with nonprofits and the Norwegian government to store genetic variants of staple food crops. They are saved here to be distributed in the event of an agricultural calamity/plant species extinction. Svalbard was designated as the location not only because it is remote and protected, but because soil permafrost provides a constant source of refrigeration, requiring...Read More
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