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Guava Island: Marketing Music with Film

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Guava Island: Marketing Music with Film

Last summer, Donald Glover snuck off to Cuba to create something — a feature film collaboration, or so the rumors had it, based on scant information other than a photo of Glover and Rihanna posed up during production of their mysterious “Guava Island” project. Eager fans were finally rewarded last week when the film was released just prior to Childish Gambino's Coachella performance.

Artist of the Week: Visual Artists of Coachella

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Artist of the Week: Visual Artists of Coachella

It's that time of year again! Coachella is in full swing and while the incredible musical lineup for the festival's 20th anniversary takes the main stage, the visual artists showing their work are also making the experience epically Instagrammable. So here's a shout out to Sofia Enriquez, Francie Kéré, Peggy Noland, Dedo Vabo, Poetic Kinetics, NEWSUBSTANCE and Office Kovacs for providing the colorful, fantastical backdrops that help set the mood for this year's party.

Nike Celebrates Tiger Woods' Crazy Dream

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Nike Celebrates Tiger Woods' Crazy Dream

“It’s crazy, to think a 43-year-old who has experienced every high and every low, and has just won his 15th major, is chasing the same dream as a three-year-old.” So goes the voiceover of Nike's tribute to Tiger Woods released moments after knocking out his fifth Masters win. This celebration of an American favorite marks his official return to the game after personal and professional setbacks that have kept him mostly off the course for the past several years.

March (M)Adness

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March (M)Adness

So far this year, the 2019 NCAA March Madness basketball tournament has gone pretty close to plan, with the higher seeds winning when they should. The only exception has been the annual tradition of at least one 12 seed beating a 5 seed. And in this year’s case, three of the 12 seeds have beat the 5 seeds, and the fourth lost by just 1 point. So close to a clean sweep by the 12 seeds! There have also been some very close calls (Duke vs. UCF!), but that is all they were, close calls. The higher seeds have won all of those close calls.

Twitterverse to Pick MLB Player of the Day

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Twitterverse to Pick MLB Player of the Day

The first pitches of the 2019 U.S. and Canadian soil, anyway—will be thrown tomorrow, and Twitter is ready to take the field. The social network and the league are kicking off a new initiative this season, enabling fans to choose which player’s at-bats will be featured live on Twitter that day.

Artist of the Week: Zion Williams

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Artist of the Week: Zion Williams

Duke freshman Zion Williamson has played a major role in Duke's on-court success this season, but his impact on the Blue Devils has been just as epic since he stepped on campus July 1. Duke basketball already had the largest social-media following among team accounts before Williamson arrived, but the combination of the two has vastly accelerated their numbers.

ICYMI: Why Peaky Blinders Makes Our Must-Binge List

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ICYMI: Why Peaky Blinders Makes Our Must-Binge List

Whisky, prostitutes, drugs, guns, gambling, fighting, killing and lots of money. If you think those are good ingredients for a TV show, then you’ll like this one.

Artist of the Week: Jimmy Chin

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Artist of the Week: Jimmy Chin

A few months ago, we featured Alex Honnold as our artist of the week for his inspirational role as the free-climbing subject of Free Solo. Now, the film's creator, Jimmy Chin, is getting all the attention — not only from us, but from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (you know, the guys that give out the Oscars) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

16 Kickstarter-Funded Films Debut At SXSW

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16 Kickstarter-Funded Films Debut At SXSW

Since it's inception 10 years ago, Kickstarter has become the crodfunding platform of choice for folks with big ideas and small wallets. Projects in over a dozen creative categories have gotten their start on the platform and film has been a big winner, with over a 150 funded films opening theatrically. There are 16 Kickstarter-funded films debuting at the SXSW Film Festival, which begins later this week. That's five more than on last year's debut list, indicating that indie filmmakers are turning to the platform (and seeing success) in increasing numbers.

Oscar Voters Spill Secrets on Best Picture

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Oscar Voters Spill Secrets on Best Picture

As storytellers ourselves, the Best Picture nominees provide a wealth of creative inspiration. But what will it take to actually win this year's Academy Award? Apparently more just than telling a great story in a way that connects with the audience. See what 20 Oscar voters had to say about the finalists and what factors they take into consideration when casting their votes.

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