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Posted On February 21, 2015By Brooke MarieIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Jeremiah Weed Whiskey T-Shirt Contest

Jeremiah Weed whiskey is a bourbon-based whiskey that is manufactured in Connecticut. They”re doing a T-Shirt design contest where they invited Writtalin”s Editor in Chief, Ascher, to participate, but due to his lack of creative prowess, I decided to take the reins. After receiving the whiskey variants from Jeremiah Weed, the T-Shirt competition had officially begun. They sent me three variants including their Sarsparilla, casino online Spiced Whiskey, and Cinnamon. Of course in order to let loose the creative juices, drinking is required…. Responsibly? That”s debatable. So as the drinking…err I meanRead More

Posted On January 8, 2015By Karen HuaIn Miscellaneous, Ramblings

An Open Letter to Los Angeles

I am the biggest sucker for sunsets, and Los Angeles particularly seemed to know that. My first time there was enough to have me stumbling over, in love. The term “takes my breath away” has always been a cheesy one. Walking into the sunset is clichéd. But that was exactly what LA was – sheer beauty – and no other way to describe it. LA punched me, slapped me – enamoured, enthralled me. I gazed with glassy eyes over sunsets brighter, bloodier than any I had ever seen. I stumbledRead More

Posted On July 18, 2014By Kelsey DarlingIn Miscellaneous

Naked Modeling

My first and only time as a figure model prompted a disapproving, “You’re better than this,” text from my mother with a warning about ruining my reputation.  But it was much classier than that.  It was life modeling.  I was Rose and they were my Jacks, all 7 of them, drawing me like their French girls.     I dropped my towel on the small stage and it  was like a public humiliation dream come true, except I wasn’t embarrassed.  I only got embarrassed when I thought about what wouldRead More

Posted On July 9, 2014By Will GoldsteinIn Miscellaneous, Ramblings, Rants

Born on the 5th of July: Part 8

Record 8: North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 5th, 2014. Day. Hey man, I’m gonna write you this letter real quick because I have to get back to the warehouse in a few minutes because my dad needs help restocking a buncha breakaway glass. We have to be really careful when we put it up, you know, because it breaks easily and I’ve broken so many of the props before and got grounded for it. That was shitty. My dad made me stay in my room too. He only let meRead More
Weed Fairy Visits Seattle Over Memorial Day weekend, the “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle. Yeni Sleidi calls herself the Weed Fairy and decided to do this to amuse people and give them a break from their stressful lives. She taped free pot fliers around the city that stated: “These are tough times. Take this weed. And keep your spirits high.” Ba dum tsss. Sleidi claims she first created the idea when she lived in New York and constantly witnessed stress from the government shutdown.Read More
Jason deCaires Taylor art

Posted On April 5, 2014By Renée RapinIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Discover A Whole New Underwater World

Today, over 40% of the world’s population of coral reefs has been completely destroyed. The loss of these ecosystems creates significant social, economic, cultural, and ecological problems for humans worldwide. Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor saw this problem, and began a creative and artistic project to help slow down the destruction and rebuild ocean communities. Underneath the surface of the water in Cancun, Mexico lies a living and ever-changing museum of sculptures. Taylor chose specific areas for his sculptures to act as artificial reefs to attract corals, increase marine biomass and aggregateRead More
This will only apply to half of you. As a filmmaker, writer, creator, dreamer, and human being, I’ve held onto physical copies of things since I was a kid. I saved every letter from cousin Maria, I cut out every newspaper article on the Oscars. I scrapbooked each family reunion which included The Plate (a sign-in paper plate record of who attended that year). I have a collection of DVDs, VHS, and blu-rays. I have the binder paper where I wrote my first story in 8th grade to cope withRead More

Posted On March 13, 2014By StaffIn Gallery

Hot Girl, Cold Snow

Our friend Bjorn Bauer has made a name for himself with his awesome action shots, but he’s not averse to photographing some hot ladies too. Bjorn recently did a shoot with Gretchen Snyder against the incomparable backdrop of Vail Mountain. Want to see more? Check out all of Bjorn’s work here.          Read More
We think about it every day.  Total strangers pass us on the street and we think maybe they could be the  one – or at least wonder what it would be like to kiss them. Thanks to filmmaker Tatia Pilieva, we don’t have to wonder anymore.  Her short film First Kiss took the internet by storm last night, featuring twenty strangers in gorgeously simplistic black and white making the instant jump to first base.  Moments after meeting, each “couple” was asked to engage in a little game of tonsil hockey.  As you canRead More

Posted On March 4, 2014By Matthew WalshIn Television

Ass and Abject Horror: The Naked Body on TV

Bare with me and we’ll get to the butts soon, I promise. First, let’s get somewhat educational, but not too much. The content provided by television has long adhered to rules, regulations, and procedures, both political and corporate in their design. These rules and regulations I speak of served the general purpose of censoring out what was considered culturally “obscene” or “indecent” to the American Public, today we know it all as the FCC. In laymen’s term’s (and because I just want to), these regulations worked to ensure that theRead More

Posted On March 3, 2014By Hilary FitzgeraldIn Buzzworthy, Movies

The Academy Awards: Stop Judging and Pay Attention

When I was a kid, my mom always knew to save the newspaper the day after the Academy Awards. It was my prized possession; pieces of paper documenting all of the happenings of the night before—opinions on the dresses, the dates, the scandals, the letdowns, the surprises, the not-so-surprises. There was always a splash of judgment across the media, claiming what went wrong that year. But for me, it was the memory of who stood there on stage, in front of their peers expressing sheer gratitude of acknowledgement. Year afterRead More
It’s a strange and exciting time to be a comic book fan. It used to be that only A-grade characters like Superman and Batman could be afforded the big screen treatment, but that’s clearly no longer the case, ever since the X-men and Spider-man films helped the genre to explode in the early 2000s. The fact that my mother knows who Hawkeye is goes to show just how deep these movies have penetrated our culture, and as far as anybody can tell, they show no signs of slowing down.  MovieRead More

Posted On February 24, 2014By StaffIn Gallery

Steel Wool: A Photographic Phenomenon

Landscapes and portraits are just fantastic, but our friend Michael Williams does some crazy-cool tricks to make his photographs stand out. Michael uses steel wool to create some of the most breathtaking pictures we’ve seen…and we think that you’ll agree. Check out more of Michael’s captivating photography here.                    Read More

Posted On February 19, 2014By StaffIn Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Needles are Fun! (Piercing, Part One)

Piercing is the new black. Okay, maybe it’s the old black. I know, I know, piercings became cheesy and cliché the minute AJ from the Backstreet Boys paired up a couple silver lobe-loops with some medium-hold/high-shine hair gel and a fedora for the “I Want It That Way” video (dope pants, btw…I digress.) Maybe the 90’s eye-brow rings stay there with the Backstreet Boys (though I think we agree wall-ball needs to make a comeback) but people, I promise you a well-placed piece of metal can be the most funRead More
Let’s face it: tattoos are in. You’re not about to make a shocking counter-culture statement with a Sailor Jerry swallow on your forearm. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t get one – tats are part of the modern zeitgeist. The long journey of body mods (which can easily become your internet rabbit-hole for the day) goes from ritual, to exotic, to deviant, to mainstream, and has culminated in this glorious blank canvas of possibility for the current generation of Millennials to splatter their lives all over. As I reflectRead More