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24 PLACES THAT LOOK FAKE, BUT ARE REAL!

January 18 |

Just in case anyone on Earth is moping around about how “boring” everything is here, enter My Science Academy with a list of 24 of the most unbelievable places on the planet! From crystal caves to mountains that look like floating islands, the photos are probably the most remarkable we’ve ever laid eyes on. And they’re all real places! Peep the entire list here.

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SPRING BREAKERS FILM

January 18 |

Guns, girls, drugs, money and robbing spreesnot sure about you, but upcoming film release, Spring Breakers, isn’t your average school vacation. The dark actionthriller is features the likes of James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as the protagonists. There’s even a guest appearance from Gucci Mane! This is either going to get really interesting or real ugly, real fast! Peep the trailer. Directed by Harmony Korine and in theaters March 22nd.

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GOPRO TAILS SHAUN WHITE’S SNOWBOARD

January 16 |

Extreme conditions camera company, GoPro, follows the life of an original board for professional snowboarder Shaun White. The short depicts everything from the chopping of the tree to the downward ride on the snowlaced mountain. Peep the interesting visuals!

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HBO BEYONCÉ DOCUMENTARY

January 16 |

International music industry megastar, Beyoncé Knowles, lets fans into her world via HBO’s new documentary about the songstress. The piece airs on Feburary 16th and promises and intimate look into her otherwise, private and highlypublicized life.

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SOLANGE’S NEW SINGLE “LOSES” US

January 10 |

Looks like Beyoncé’s little sis, Solange, is giving big sis a run for her money! The crafty singerslashdjslashallaroundcoolgirl just released a video for her single Losing You and man is it good! Never mind that the track sounds something right out of an 80’s Debarge or Lionel Richie song complete with synths and hand claps, you’ve got to see the visual to enjoy this one properly. Shot in Capetown, South Africa, the production features cameos from Les Sapeurs (Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People), basically a group of African locals that style themselves as flamboyant Frenchdandies. Trust us, this combo is proper. Go Solange!

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RICK RUBIN’S SPIRITUALITY

January 10 |

Although American recording producer, Rick Rubin, is more known for his track record and beard, it’s also been established that the avantgarde creative is also a spiritual guru of sorts. The following Nowness short captures the eclectic Rubin in his ultimate element, nature, as he explains what existence and stillness mean to him. Very Zen!

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DSE DETROIT

January 9 |

Definitive Style Exclusive (DSE) Detroit is a premier streetwear brand hailing from Michigan. Smart, slick and welldesigned, the line aligns itself with hometown pride. You’ll find hats, bags, crews, hoodies and tees all representing love and support for The Motor Citya place that can really use it. Right on!

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WE ARE NOT GHOSTS IN DETROPIA

January 9 |

It’s no secret that Detroit’s current state of affairs could easily rival that of a third world country. And with all due respect, The Motor City’s future also hangs in the unfortunate balance. Politics, jobs, money, and people all tied together, waiting to see or build for themselves what will or won’t be. Two documentaries have captured a firsthand look into the decaying frontlines and uplifting sanctuaries. Check out the trailers to Detropia, a hardhitting and dreamlike account of Detroit on the brink and We Are Not Ghosts, a story about Detroiters dedicated to rebuilding their communities. Both remarkable to watch and consider!

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BLACK LIFE ARTS AND CULTURE MAGAZINE

January 7 |

B.L.A.C. (Black Life, Arts and Culture) is Detroit’s premiere lifestyle magazine for African American in the metro area. Covering everything from entertainment to education, the mag presents interesting stories and ongoings via high quality editorials and visuals. Check them out for the ins and outs of Detroit’s progressive black culture.

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SHADES DETROIT

January 6 |

Still rocking in Detroit for 2013 and we’ve had the pleasure of meeting Motor Citybred artist, Shades. The international graffiti master was cool enough to meet up and give República an honest account of his Detroit. With clients likes Chevrolet, Michigan State University and Quicken Loans it’s not that there’s infinite work available for a canman like Shades, but there’s affinity that the native has for his “island” as he tells it along with a living doing what he loves. Can’t hate on that!

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