Following the huge success of his global smash hit This City and recent project Homework, Sam Fischer has shared his new single For Now, available now through RCA Records.
Always wearing his heart on his sleeve and with sincerity in both his lyrics and conversations, his recent project Homework is a cathartic body of work, which acknowledges the moments in life that Sam has struggled to deal with and how these situations have changed him for the better. Through each of the six songs, he takes the listener through each situation with him in a relatable, personable and emotive journey.
Beginning as a TikTok sensation and quickly cementing itself in hearts and heads around the world, the emotive and heartfelt This City now stands at over 250 million worldwide streams, 2 million worldwide sales and over 10 million video views. It has been certified Silver in the UK with a Top 20 chart position, which steadily climbed over 19 weeks, receiving radio support from Radio 1, Radio 2 (B List), Capital, Virgin and Bauer alongside TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sam followed the release with five remixes of This City featuring Anne-Marie, Kane Brown, Nea, Nico Santos and Camilo, which culminated in the These Cities Project.
New single For Now is the signature Sam Fischer in its beautiful fragility, meaningful emotion and heartfelt lyrics. It is a track that envelopes you and your thoughts in the relatable experience of love coming to a necessary end.
“Imagine ending things with the person you thought you would spend your life with, not because of any reason other than that you were bad for each other,” Sam said. “Then, not wanting to let them go from your life you keep hanging out as friends, even though the love remains, until it becomes too much to bear and you have to say to them that you can’t see them at all anymore.
“For Now is the conversation where I break up with the toxic tendencies I’ve been leaning on to get through the day. The other side of it, is that I’ve been working on a lot of new music and think this song is a banger and wanted to put something out to finish off an unbelievable year!”
Australian born Sam Fischer first introduced himself with his Not A Hobby EP and has garnered incredible attention through his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. Touring North America with his friend Lewis Capaldi, he wowed crowds with his buoyant personality and pure love and talent for song-writing. Now based in LA, he not only has received acclaim for his own work, but he continues to solidify his spot as one of the hottest current writers, having worked with global pop superstars including Ciara, Lennon Stella, Louis Tomlinson, Elle King, Jessie J, Virginia To Vegas and many more.
Sevana released her latest video for “Blessed.” The Jamaican singer gives reverence to a higher power on this Yoram Savion directed visual shot in the rustic terrain of Soda Springs, CA. Sevana towers over the bright horns as her voice overflows. This soul-baring anthem is off her acclaimed EP Be Somebody (out July 31 via In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course / RCA Records) and produced by IzyBeats, the hitmaker behind Koffee’s “Toast” and Lila Iké’s “I Spy.” Watch it HERE.
“The visual follows the story of a woman lost in the wilderness. She’s made a home there, but it all comes to a head when a threat finds its way into the home she’s made. Through divine intervention, she escapes. The threat is fear. The woman is me, “ Sevana explains. It’s the story of my spiritual growth, how I awoke to a relationship with God as my world came crashing down. I know what it feels like to never be alone again, I am covered, I am at peace. I am Blessed,” she adds.
The “Blessed” visual follows her “Mango” video which has over 2m+ views and is a favorite among the likes of actress Halle Berry and dancehall queen Spice. The latter song is also featured on her 6-track EP Be Somebody.
Hailing from Jamaica gives any artist a certain legitimacy, but it also brings certain expectations — ones which Sevana lives up to, but also defies. While reflecting the island’s musical sensibilities in some ways, Sevana’s vocals are strongly influenced by R&B and soul. Be Somebody comes after Sevana’s self-titled EP (2016), her 2018 breakthrough song “Sometime Love” and 2019’s singles “Nobody Man” and “Haul & Pull” off the Protoje and J Vibe produced Rock & Groove Riddim. In 2019, Sevana landed festival performances at Boomtown (UK), Reggae Geel (Germany) and Rototom Sunsplash (Spain), Sole DXB (Dubai) and joined Protoje on some of his major shows, including BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! NYC concert and Jamaica’s largest annual music festival Reggae Sumfest. Sevana has earned notoriety by The FADER, ESSENCE, NYLON, COMPLEX, ASOS, VICE/Noisey, BBC (1Xtra), LargeUp and graced the cover of RIDDIM Magazine’s SPRING 2019 issue. Her naturally radiant look has made her a favorite of photographers and fashion labels. Most recently, she was included in PUMA Middle East’s 2020 campaign along with labelmate Lila Iké.
International K-pop phenomenon, TWICE, released the English version of their current title track “I CAN’T STOP ME” today via Republic Records, through all digital and streaming platforms. Exploring ’80s American retro-pop sounds, the new track marks the group’s second global English single to release this year. The energy-filled track boasts confidence-inspiring lyrics, as well as themes of balancing both good and bad desires, while acknowledging that in the end, personal longings can’t be stopped.
“We wanted to show a different side of us to ONCE with the English version of ‘I CAN’T STOP ME,’” said TWICE in a group statement. “We (TWICE) are always growing as a group, and love to keep our relationship with ONCE close to us and around the world!”
Earlier today, the group made their highly anticipated debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to perform “I CAN’T STOP ME” for the Covid-friendly #PLAYATHOME series. The performance premiered on the show’s YouTube channel and can be watched HERE.
Eyes wide open, TWICE’s second full-length album, released digitally on October 26th, and made strong debuts across multiple charts in its first week of release. The album hit the top 5 slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart.
In 2015, TWICE became globally renowned phenomenon’s, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
“I CAN’T STOP ME” English version is available now on all streaming platforms. Listen to the track HERE. The Eyes wide open physical album release date is December 4th. You can preorder your copy HERE.
Formed under K-pop powerhouse, JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales, and this new project will certainly follow suit. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. In the same year, TWICE was included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report and was the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. Earlier this year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists – becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to do rank on the Billboard 200. Since 2015, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker”, “What is Love?”, “Dance The Night Away”, “YES or YES”, “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, “MORE & MORE,” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”
The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) will launch digitally on Saturday, 5 December, an opportunity to reach global audiences with the great art of the sub-continent. Their new building delayed by COVID, MAP nevertheless moves ahead, presenting a week-long virtual program of events entitled Art (is) Life and inaugurating their Museums Without Borders initiative.
MAP’s digital platform will offer curated experiences, allowing audiences to interact with MAP’s exhibitions and events from the comfort of their homes at any time. MAP has a growing collection of over 18,000 artworks, predominantly from the subcontinent and dating from the 10th century to the present, with concentrations in Pre-Modern Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, Folk and Tribal Art, Popular Culture, Textiles, Craft and Design.
Founder-Trustee of MAP, Abhishek Poddar says, “Our vision at MAP is to reach out to people from all walks of life and make the collection available to the world. Then why should we wait for a physical museum to come up? Launching digitally is the organic next step for MAP, achieving our agenda of inclusion and accessibility. To be truly relevant museums and cultural institutions need to always rethink and reinvent themselves, Even more so in challenging times like these. MAP’s digital launch marks the birth of a new museum for a new era.”
MAP’s digital launch is a week-long program of events titled Art (is) Life from 5-11 December, 2020. The opening session on Saturday, 5 December will showcase some of the most innovative performances in music, dance, poetry and technology, by leading Indian professionals including art historian Dr. B. N. Goswamy, filmmaker Nandita Das, and visual artist, Jitish Kallat. Each subsequent day of the program will celebrate one of the six departments of the museum’s collection including a commissioned performance. Each day’s programs will air twice, making them convenient for all time zones at 7pm (IST) and again at 5pm (EST)
“Art (is) Life is a culmination of everything we hope our museum to be,” says Kamini Sawhney, the Director of MAP. “The opening program will showcase how the arts are interconnected, each enriching the others. This is reflective of the Museum’s vision to draw connections across the collection, creating unique narratives. We are working on creative ways to bring art to everyone. The launch program of commissioned performances and collaborations with international institutions is a preview for what is to come regularly with MAP.”
The program will also launch the first five episodes of Museums Without Borders, video collaborations with 50 international institutions that will juxtapose a pair of objects, one from an international collection and one from MAP’s, to discover the differences and connections. Participating institutions include the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The Morgan Library and Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Rhode School of Design. This dialogue between the objects will be presented by curators from both institutions. Museums Without Borders allows audiences to discover new narratives and make comparisons without travel, an interesting alternative to gallery displays.
8:30 – 9:15 AM Eastern Standard Time (Friday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM Indian Standard Time
10:00 – 10:45 PM Greenwich Mean Time
5:00 – 5:45 PM, Eastern Standard Time
A uniquely crafted sensorial experience, bringing together art, poetry, dance and music featuring well-known Indian cultural figures including lyricist Javed Akhtar, actor Shabana Azmi, classical dancer Malavika Sarukkai, film and theatre professional Arundhati Nag, art historian Dr B N Goswamy, filmmaker Nandita Das, visual artist Jitish Kallat and singer Kavita Seth. Plus a virtual tour through the MAP building and collection.
Second Day: Sunday 6 December | Popular Culture
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST / 1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Saturday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT / 5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by actor and theatre director Lillete Dubey
Shri Shri Revati Baladev and Shri Shri Radha Krishna, c. 19th century, Painted Woodcut Print, MAP
In a special performance, drummers from Dharavi, Mumbai will respond to Bollywood posters on the themes of migration and the pandemic. MAP’s Madhura Wairkar presents fascinating stores from our Popular Culture Collection. Plus the premier of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, comparing 19th Century prints featuring a similar iconography of Krishna and Radha, the divine lovers in Hindu mythology.
Third Day: Monday, 7 December. | Folk & Tribal Art
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST / 1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Sunday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT /5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by author Devdutt Pattanaik
Peacock, Jangarh Singh Shyam, c. 1990, Poster colour on paper, MAP
In a special performance directed by Sharanya Ramprakash, the artists of Udupi Yakshagana Kendra will reimagine an artwork from MAP’s collection depicting a fight from the Hindu epic, Ramayana, between Jatayu and Ravana to save Sita from being taken to Lanka. MAP’s Shubhasree Pirkayastha explores highlights from our indigenous art collection, these objects act as a tribute to traditional storytelling. Plus the second installment of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode in conjunction with the Rhode Island School of Design, discussing two pioneering indigenous artists in our collections – India’s Jangarh Singh Shyam and Canada’s Kenojuak Ashevak.
Fourth Day: Tuesday 8 December|Pre-Modern Art
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST / 1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Monday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT /5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by historian William Dalrymple
Brahmani, c. 10th century, Grey steatite schist, MAP
In a special performance, Madhu Nataraj, Director of STEM Dance Kampni and the Natya Institute of Kathak & Choreography, and her troupe will respond to Amrut Manthana and a Nayika Painting from MAP’s collection. MAP’s Shilpa Vijayakrishnan explores artworks from the collection illuminating a rich repository of stories – historical and mythical, real and imagined. Plus the third instalment of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode with the Detroit Institute of Arts; the sculptures of a Yogini and a Brahmani provoke a conversation on powerful goddesses.
Fifth Day: Wednesday, 9 December |Textile, Craft & Design
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST / 1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Tuesday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT /5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by designer Ritu Kumar.
A pida chair, c. 1900, Wood and jute, MAP
In a special performance, musician Rajeev Raja and his band will respond to Krishna Pichwais with a jazz-fusion musical piece. MAP’s Vaishnavi Kambadur explores work that is at the intersection of craft and design. Plus the fourth instalment of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode with The Vitra Design Museum, Germany, discussing similarities between two iconic chairs from distinct cultures – a pida chair from Rajasthan and a Rietveld Red & Blue Chair – from their respective collections.
Sixth Day: Thursday 10 December |Modern & Contemporary Art
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST /1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Wednesday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT /5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by artist Rekha Rodwittiya, artist.
Drummer, Tyeb Mehta, 1988, Oil on canvas, MAP
In a special performance, dancers from the Attakkalari Dance Company will respond to nine unique works on the Goddess Durga by contemporary female Indian artists including Arpita Singh, Anjolie Ela Menon, and Nalini Malani. MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney takes us through highlights from the collection, revealing how India’s traditional art practices, myths, and legends inspire our modern and contemporary practitioners. Plus the fourth instalment of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode with The British Museum, London, looking at artworks from our respective collections – Trumpeters by the acclaimed Pahari painter, Nainsukh and Drummer by Tyeb Mehta – humming the same tune across centuries.
Seventh Day – Photography | Friday 11 December
7:00 – 7:45 PM IST / 1:30 – 2:30 PM GMT / 8:30 – 9:15 AM EST (Thursday morning)
3:30 – 4:15 AM IST / 10:00 – 10:45 PM GMT / 5:00 – 5:45 PM EST
Presented by photographer Raghu Rai
Last Supper, Vivek Vilasini, after 2000, K3 ink on archival canvas, MAP.
The theatre artist Ram Ganesh Kamatham will respond to Vivek Vilasini’s Last Supper with a theatrical performance. MAP’s Nathaniel Gaskill takes us on a journey through photography in the collection. Plus the sixth instalment of our Museum Without Borders series, this episode with The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, looking at the works of two photographers – Malick Sidibé’s Chemise and a selection of images from Suresh Punjabi’s Suhag Studio.
The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) will launch in 2021 and will be South India’s first major private art museum. Situated in Bangalore, MAP’s mission is to take art and culture to the heart of the community making it accessible to diverse audiences. It will achieve this by exhibiting, interpreting and preserving India’s rich artistic heritage. MAP’s five-storey building will include art galleries, an auditorium, an art and research library, an education centre, a specialised research and conservation facility, as well as a cafe. The Museum’s digital platform will feature unique ways of engaging with the collection, specially curated exhibitions, educational resources for kids, webinars and walkthroughs, as well as a comprehensive library of articles and videos.
Membership details: A year-long membership at MAP costs Rs 2000 (Approx $27 USD)
Tokyo’s Revenge released a new song titled “nothinglastsforever”— a tribute of hope and consolation written after the passing of a close friend. The video which was released today, directed by JMP, emphasizes Tokyo’s pension for emotional lyricism anchored by the acoustic guitar backing. Taking to his Instagram, Tokyo shares:
“This song… this means the world to me, and nothing on this earth means
more to me than this, I stopped posting and took my time to get in the
right headspace before releasing this, not for you guys, but for me… because
I needed to feel okay before I released it, and as much as this song feels sad,
it isn’t a sad song, it’s hope, it’s love, it’s something for me to hold onto.” — Tokyo’s Revenge.
For new fans of Tokyo, this sound is a departure from his usually high energy and bragadocious singles, however “nothinglastsforever” sees Tokyo experimenting with his vocal abilities and stripped back sounds as heard on previously released EP, MDNGHT (SIDE B), and earlier uploads on Soundcloud. The new track comes off the heels of his recent debut label EP release 7VEN (listen here) which features fan favorite tracks “HELL BENT” featuring Kid Laroi and cinematic treasure, “GOTHAM.”Listen to “nothinglastsforever” above, or via link here: https://smarturl.it/TOKYOnlf
About Tokyo’s Revenge
If you’re unfamiliar with Tokyo’s Revenge, that’s intentional. The multi-disciplinary artist has made a point of keeping himself anonymous, and yet, he is set to be one of the year’s most exciting addition to the music landscape. Tokyo has risen through the charts with viral track “GOODMORNINGTOKYO” which peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 with more than 43 Million streams, peaked at #2 on Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 chart on the fastest rising songs of the week, peaked at #1 on the Bubbling under Hot 100 Billboard chart and received more than 12.3 million plays on SoundCloud. The track was recently officially certified RIAA Gold. A self-taught musician, Tokyo began rapping at an early age, learning to freestyle at high school amongst various hobbies ranging from art to video games. He recorded his first song with a friend’s equipment, couch-surfing, post-high school graduation and working security guard and pizza shop jobs. Now at the helm of new music and videos, Tokyo’s Revenge is quickly rising in ranks and relishing being the battery pack the music has been missing.
Praise for Tokyo’s Revenge:
2020 Artist to Watch — Pigeons & Planes
“…a snarling ball of energy” —XXL Magazine
“Tokyo’s Revenge is coming for the top…” — Elevator Magazine
“Tokyo’s style is distinctively his own… Magnetic!” — Ones To Watch
“Tokyo’s Revenge, has taken off by mixing lovelorn R&B singing with the syllable-jammed aggro rapping” — Chicago Reader
With low rolling resistance to increase autonomy, decreased road noise, immediate grip that puts the power down for a quick getaway and a special structure to support the weight of a battery-powered vehicle, Pirelli Elect tires are changing the game.
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The Elect marking, which was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, is the distinguishing factor. It is available as original equipment for the most modern cars.
The new P Zero Elect was developed by Pirelli’s own engineers for the Porsche Taycan, and they capitalize on the already staggering performance.
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It’s a nearly universal fact that people who try small vaping devices and like them ultimately decide to upgrade to larger devices. For the first several years in which vaping existed, most people followed a fairly similar pattern. They started out with small cigarette-shaped “cigalikes” before upgrading to larger vape pens and, eventually, full-sized mods.
These days, though, things are a bit different because so many of the people getting started with vaping today aren’t buying cigalikes; they’re buying vaping devices with removable pods. All vaping devices work in much the same way: They use heat to vaporize a nicotine-infused e-liquid for inhaling. The experience of using a pod system, however, is quite different from the experience of using a cigalike or vape pen. The end result is that, when pod system owners decide to upgrade their devices, they don’t want mods – they want better pod systems.
The vaping industry’s many manufacturers are only too happy to deliver, and they’ve crafted an enormous variety of more powerful and flexible – but still pod-based – vaping devices to tempt the legions of upgraders. Today’s pod systems are so good, in fact, that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify the differences between today’s high-end pod systems and full-fledged vape mods.
What’s it like to buy a new pod system these days? These are just a few of the features that you can expect to find when you shop for an upgraded pod system at a vape shop like V2 Cigs UK.
Support for Any Vaping Style
When pod systems first appeared on the market, their primary draw was that they were the perfect devices to use with high-strength nicotine salt e-liquids. When you use an extremely high-strength e-liquid, you need to pair that e-liquid with a device that has the same tight airflow characteristics as a cigarette – something designed for mouth-to-lung inhaling. That’s great when you’re first switching from smoking to vaping – but almost every new vaper eventually becomes an intermediate vaper who wants to enjoy bigger clouds.
Today’s high-end pod systems typically offer adjustable airflow characteristics to give upgrading vapers the ability to enjoy bigger clouds while dropping the nicotine strength of their e-liquids. Whether you prefer mouth-to-lung inhaling, direct-to-lung inhaling or something in between, you’ll have no trouble finding a pod system that conforms to your requirements.
Replaceable Atomizer Coils
Creating a vaping device that produces bigger clouds and provides a great experience with lower-nicotine e-liquids isn’t just a matter of opening up the airflow. The device also needs to have an efficient atomizer coil that’s capable of vaporizing a large amount of e-liquid – and vaporizing it quickly – without drying out in the middle of a puff and giving the user a burning or charring sensation. That’s quite different from the type of atomizer coil that works best for higher-strength e-liquids. Many of today’s high-end pod systems are designed to support multiple vaping styles, and the only way to do that with a single device is by offering different atomizer coils.
Until recently, the defining characteristic of pod vaping systems was the fact that the atomizer coil was a permanent part of the pod. If you wanted a new atomizer coil, you replaced the entire pod. With many of the pod systems now being produced, though, you can remove the atomizer coil from the pod and replace it without discarding the pod.
Having a pod system with a replaceable atomizer coil is great for two reasons. The first is that a pod system with many different types of coils available makes it possible to have many different vaping experiences with the same device. Some recent pod systems work with as many as a dozen different coils. The second reason why having a replaceable coil is such a good thing is because vaping is much less expensive if you can replace your atomizer coil without buying an entirely new pod.
Adjustable power is one of the most important features of today’s pod systems, and you’ll find it in virtually every pod system that’s positioned as a premium device. It’s practically a requirement, in fact, for a device that aims to work well for both mouth-to-lung and direct-to-lung inhaling. Between the two categories of atomizer coils, there’s often a difference in power requirements of 50 watts or more.
With a pod system, utilizing the variable-wattage functionality isn’t terribly different from the way in which that function works with a mod. You press a button on the front of the device, and the wattage displayed on the screen changes.
There is one important difference, though, between pod systems and mods in how their variable-wattage functionality works. When you use a mod, you’re using a device that conforms to an industry standard and can accept whatever tank or atomizer you’d like to use with it. A mod, therefore, has no idea what type of tank is connected to it.
Pod systems, on the other hand, are proprietary vaping platforms that work only with specific atomizer coils. The manufacturer of a pod system knows exactly what atomizer coils are going to be available for that device and what the recommended wattage ranges are for those coils. It is therefore possible for a pod system to automatically recognize the inserted atomizer coil and suggest an appropriate wattage. It’s just one more example of how pod-based vaping devices are becoming more capable without sacrificing the user friendliness that made them popular in the first place.
One of the most interesting ways in which today’s vaping devices are blurring the lines between pod systems and mods is the fact that many of the pod systems now being released have pods that are almost indistinguishable from full-sized vape tanks. They’re bigger than ever, and they have enormous air vents that facilitate the production of huge clouds. The only real difference is that, no matter how much the pod in a current pod system may resemble a full-sized vape tank, the device is still a proprietary system that will only work with that pod.
360 MAGAZINE was lucky enough to sit down with Jarry Lee, a model, actress, musician and influencer from the UK. Lee has over 700,000 followers on Instagram, 30,000 TikTok followers and more than 700,000 Spotify streams.
Authority Magazine named her one of 2020’s “Inspirational Women in Hollywood” while StarCentral Magazine called Lee a “rising star to watch in 2020.” You can click right here to see everywhere she has been featured.
360: How did you find a creative outlet in journalism?
Jarry Lee: I’ve always loved writing (everything from poetry to screenplays), and it was my childhood dream to write professionally. I feel lucky that I was able to do so as a paid, full-time job and that I was able to pitch and take on stories I was personally interested in. Writing is a cathartic process for me.
360: What was the biggest hurdle transitioning from writing for BuzzFeed to being in front of the camera?
Jarry Lee: I didn’t have much prior experience beyond taking some acting classes in the past in school and performing in a playwriting festival in prep school that I wrote for, so I did dozens of test shoots with photographers to practice and learn my best angles and posing. Speaking on camera felt natural, but I had to learn how to pose more naturally.
360: How has your experience in telling stories as a journalist and analyzing stories as the Deputy Books Editor helped you to tell the stories of others as an actress and model?
Jarry Lee: It has definitely helped me with more easily imagining the inner lives and motivations of my characters. Every time I interviewed sources for an in-depth piece, I felt that I gained insight into how other people’s minds worked. When I was writing a feature about Instagram in 2017, for example, I interviewed over 30 individuals and a few businesses, and their stories were really fascinating and completely changed my understanding of how people interact with social media.
360: How has being an influencer and online personality changed through the pandemic?
Jarry Lee: There are almost no in-person events, so in that aspect it’s become less interactive, but there are also more people online since everyone’s bored indoors. I’ve adapted to become a lot more self-sufficient — I rarely work with outside photographers anymore and instead have learned to shoot myself. Earlier this year I bought professional lighting and photography equipment, and recently even purchased a green screen! I’ve really enjoyed honing my video production and editing skills this year. Maybe that’s one small silver lining to the pandemic.
360: What is your favorite platform for creating content and why?
Jarry Lee: I love Instagram for being so curated and aesthetic-focused, but Twitter is my favorite platform for sharing thoughts and seeing others’ (as well as for really silly memes). I originally joined Twitter in 2009, way before I joined Instagram (in 2013).
360: How does your time as a model help you as an actress?
Jarry Lee: I think acting helps more with modeling than vice versa, but becoming more comfortable on-camera as a model has definitely helped me act more naturally, as well. Both require drawing your inner emotions out, onto your facial expressions and how you hold yourself generally.
360: How do you use your platform and large reach to influence ideas and actions of your audience?
Jarry Lee: Three topics I try to bring more awareness to via my platform are: Asian representation in entertainment, bisexual/LGBTQ+ representation and anxiety/mental health. All three are still not spoken about enough, so I think it’s important to share my experiences with my audience. I still frequently receive messages about how I came out as bisexual on the Netflix show “Dating Around,” for example, and it has really resonated with some of my followers when I’ve shared my past experiences with panic attacks and anxiety. I try to show the behind-the-scenes of my entertainment career, in part because there were very few Asian public figures in the entertainment industry when I was growing up. I hope that my non-traditional career path inspires others to take a risk and pursue their passions.
Although Chadwick Boseman passed earlier this year, his 44th birthday would be coming up on November 29. To commemorate Boseman, National Today has created Chadwick Boseman Day in his honor.
Boseman accomplished many things over his 44 years of life and has inspired people everywhere. He always encompassed black excellence and this shines through in each role he portrayed throughout his career.
As T’CHalla in Black Panther, Boseman gave young people of color a hero to look up to in the Marvel universe. This was a monumental role as the first black superhero for Marvel. He also represented the first African American Supreme Court Justice in the movie Marshall. In the famous film 42, Boseman took on the lead as Jackie Robinson, the first black MLB player. These roles only highlight Boseman’s wildly successful career. He took on powerful roles that gave representation to the African American community and will be remembered for these roles and many others.
Chadwick Boseman passed after a four year battle with colon cancer on Friday, August 28, 2020. In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with stage three cancer which had progressed to stage four. Boseman was able to pass at home surrounded by family.
Boseman’s passing, whose struggle with cancer was not often in the public eye, came as a shock to a majority. Even Sarah Halley Finn, who casted Boseman for the role of King T’Challa in “Black Panther” did not know he was battling cancer. According to Vulture, “Finn had no idea the actor had been diagnosed with stage three cancer when cameras rolled on Black Panther in 2017.”
Chadwick Boseman not only was an actor, but a pillar in the black community often playing roles of historical black men, such as Jackie Robinison in “42”. His latest role as King T’Challa in “Black Panther” and the Avengers series was a historical role itself.
The black community had never seen a super hero represent them before and Chadwick Boseman’s adaptation of T’Challa provided many young boys and girls a super hero that looked just like them.
Boseman’s humble spirit was always felt throughout Hollywood. CNN entertainment shared the story of Boseman praising fellow actor, Denzel Washington, for his charity that allowed Boseman to pursue acting.
From pulled quotes from Boseman’s speech at the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, the story of how Washington paid for Boseman’s tuition at the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer program after Boseman was accepted but could not attend because he could not afford it. Washington not only helped pay for this program, but helped pay for Boseman to attend Howard University.
Boseman recounted how the sponsorship was “an offering from a sage and a king is more than silver and gold. It is a seed of hope, a bud of faith.”
“There is no Black Panther without Denzel Washington,” Boseman said. “And not just because of me, but my whole cast — that generation — stands on your shoulders.”
Boseman’s role as T’Challa was much more than that, a role. This role became a national symbol of black power and strength. The “Wakanda Forever” gesture of arms crossed over the chest, became a symbol itself of perseverance and pride.
CBS New York spoke to people in New York about how Blank Panther made them feel. “Thirteen-year-old Brehima Gueye says watching Boseman in the 2018 Marvel film “Black Panther” gave him purpose and a sense of pride.”
According to CBS, “Family members say Boseman was a true fighter who continued to work while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy for colon cancer that progressed to stage four.”
On August 29, 2020 fans in Los Angeles attended a vigil at Leimert Park where they remembered the impact Boseman had within the black community. The Los Angeles Times stated, “Boseman’s death in the midst of so much racial tension in the country serves as reminder to keep fighting for racial justice like he did.”
Fans of the franchise worry about how it will continue on without Boseman but are hopeful that Wakanda and King T’Challa’s legacy will live on.
Boseman’s role in not only Hollywood, but within the black community and as a symbol of black strength will not be forgotten. While his role for the Avengers franchise brought monetary achievements, it brought much more than that. It brought a symbol of power, endurance and hope that will forever be immortalized on screen.
With the pandemic keeping people sheltering at home, more people are extending their outdoor time in the winter by adding fire pits, outdoor heaters and other features. Even in the wintertime, it’s important to take care of your yard. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, portable generator, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, offers tips to keep your yard in top shape for winter use.
Stop trimming your lawn once it freezes. Trim your grass to the height recommended for your lawn variety before it freezes. Cutting your grass too short can leave it dry and exposes it to the elements, not to mention insects and disease.
Add a thin layer of mulch to your lawn before it’s too cold. A thin layer of mulch can protect your grass roots from snow and frost. It can even prevent deeper layers of soil from freezing, making it easier for your lawn to bounce back in the spring.
Check your trees for dead or damaged limbs. Removing dead or damaged limbs before inclement weather arrives, is one way to protect your shrubs and yard from damage (not to mention people and pets!).Snow and ice can weigh heavily on dead branches and make them snap and fall. Remove any dead branches carefully with clippers, a chainsaw or pole pruner, following safety precautions. Consult an arborist for problematic trees.
Mark pathways to clear and beds to avoid. Mark the areas that you will need to clear of snow and ice, as well as areas you want to avoid, like flower beds. Stakes or sticks can help. When it’s time to run your snow thrower, you won’t accidentally cut a path through the lawn and can stick to your walkways. Always follow manufacturer’s safety procedures and never put your hand inside the snow thrower. Always use a clean out tool or stick to clear a clog. Be sure that children and pets are safely inside and not near outdoor power equipment while it’s being operated.
Keep new (and old) plantings well-hydrated. Many people have added trees and shrubs to their yards during the pandemic, and caring for them in the winter is still important. Plants and trees that are well-hydrated are more likely to survive a hard freeze so water well before the cold snap sticks. Newly planted trees can only survive about two weeks in the winter without water, so be sure to water any new trees you’ve added to your landscape if they aren’t getting water naturally from rain or snow. If your outside hose is already shut off for the winter, then use a bucket and add 5 gallons to the area around the tree.
Continue watering plants and trees even after the leaves drop. Older plants and trees should enter winter well-hydrated, so continue watering even after the leaves have dropped. Even in the wintertime, hardy evergreen plants continue to lose moisture through their needles and if it’s a dry winter they need supplemental water too.
Don’t shake heavy snow and ice off branches. It may be tempting for children (or adults) to wiggle those branches and watch the snow come off, but snow or ice can damage a branch. Shaking them can cause the branches to snap. It’s better to wait until the snow melts to assess the damage.
Remove damaged branches as soon as the weather allows you to do it safely. If snow or ice have snapped a limb, look at the cut and assess the damage. Try to get a clean cut on an already broken branch or limb, as this will make it more difficult for insects or disease to enter the stressed area on your tree or shrub. Follow all manufacturer’s safety precautions if using a chainsaw or pole pruner.
Be careful about salt. Salt can melt snow and ice, but it can also damage plants and trees by drawing water away from their roots. Keep salt applications away from your trees and shrubs. Salt should also be cleaned off pet paws following a romp outside in the snow.
Remember to get outside, even when it’s chilly. It’s good for our mental and physical well-being to spend time in our family yards and breathe in the fresh air – and it also helps us connect to each other and with nature.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, portable generator, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program found here. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.
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