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Summer Mckeen Talks about Her New Music Community : Keen On

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If you have been immersed in the world of Social Media, you may have heard of Summer Mckeen. Summer is an Influencer, Actor, Model, Musician and Business Woman. She has 2.25 Million Subscribers on Youtube and 1.8 Million followers on Instagram. Summer shares with us all about her deep love for music and how it led her to her newest business endeavor.

You started doing YouTube in 2012, nearly 10 years ago, how has your content and YouTube as a whole changed since then? 

It honestly hasn’t changed too much as far as content goes. It’s so cool because you can go back on my channel and watch me grow up, but other than the progression of becoming an adult, I don’t think much has changed! I think I’ve become more comfortable with sharing the failures of life and showing how growth only comes from failure. I’ve kind of gone from the “girl next door” to “the big sister” figure on my channel. I just want to live and grow with my subscribers in a positive way. 

Photo By: Mia McCarthy

Many people around the world look at you as an inspiration. Do you have anyone that inspires you? 

I think where I find my inspiration is constantly changing. I have found inspiration in my peers, my family and through whatever it is I spend my time on outside of YouTube. Inspiration is everywhere! 

One of your newest business endeavors is Keen On, can you share with us what it is all about and what inspired you to start it? 

Music has always been a huge part of my life. Even since I was super little, I can’t remember a time I wasn’t constantly listening to music. I’ve taken piano lessons, voice lessons, had musically talented family friends, gone to as many concerts I can, and even recorded a song that is now on Spotify. I would die if I didn’t have music! Because of my passion for music, I brought it onto my YouTube channel through “music playlist” videos where I share all the songs I listen to. This resonated really well with my followers, which translated to earning over 100k followers on Spotify. I knew I wanted to use my platform for something I was passionate about, and music just made sense. My goal for Keen On is to highlight smaller artists and give them the platform they deserve, bring like-minded, music-loving people together, and introduce people to new sounds. I can’t wait for what’s to come for Keen On… we have plenty of projects in the works. 

Photo By: Mia McCarthy

Who are some of your favorite musical artists? 

My all-time favorite will always be Kevin Parker (aka Tame Impala). His sound is unlike anything I’ve listened to before and my appreciation for his insane talent is through the roof. I’ve been listening to him forever. I also love Mac Demarco so much that I’ve taken every chance I can to see him in concert… I’ve seen him four times now! A few others I love are Her’s, Flume, MGMT, Beck, STRFKR, Beach House, Sure Sure, Kacey Musgraves and SO many more! 

You have worked with brands like Maybelline, Billabong, and Gucci, but how different is working on a community like Keen On, that you created? 

It’s a totally new world for me. Usually, I work with pros on the teams of these huge brands that have been in the business forever and know exactly what they’re doing. But with Keen On, I am supposed to be the pro. I’m so lucky to have a team that helps me with everything, but at the end of the day, everything is ultimately up to me. It’s a huge learning experience with every step we take, but it feels so amazing to know I started something that has infinite potential! 

What’s next for Keen On?

We’re working on a number of things, but nothing that I can say juuuust yet. We have so much planned for Keen On this year that you’ll get to listen to very soon . Cannot wait! Stay tuned, because Keen On has so much coming up! Follow the IG @keenon so you won’t miss a thing! 

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5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to Know

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Eco-friendly fashion is more important now than ever. As the world evolves fashion needs to as well. Brands are making an effort to change the way they design, produce, and sell clothes. Here is a list of 5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to get you started!

1. Black Bough Swim

https://blackboughswim.com/

“Being eco-friendly never looked this good” is Black Bough’s new motto. The beloved bathing suit brand that is made for all shapes and sizes is now slowly but surely becoming sustainable too! Their new collection is made from 80% regenerated fabric. Although they are new to the game, between turning plastic waste into bikinis, compostable mail bags, and reusable swimsuit packaging, they are on the rise to become one of your new fav eco-friendly brands. Black Bough Swim is an inspiration for other brands to start making the change one step at a time!

2. Island Tribe

https://islandtribeusa.com/collections/kaftans

Island Tribe is for all my boho babes! Their clothes consist of mostly whimsical and flowy dresses with a little edge. They do all this with the mission to reduce their carbon footprint in mind. In efforts to have less overstock and waste, they do small collections and made-to-order designs. When you purchase from them a portion of the sale is donated to the Offset Earth. This donation will go to recovering forests and planting trees. This brand is about as eco-friendly as it gets.

3. CHNGE

https://chnge.com/

If you love a good graphic tee, social change, and the environment, CHNGE is for you! This streetwear brand is all about making a difference. 50% of their net profits go to various organizations including those fighting climate change. The designs on their clothing reflect the world’s pressing current issues. Their clothing is 100% organic cotton and 100% carbon neutral, meaning less water, energy, and chemicals. You not only look good but feel good too because you’re promoting change and sustainability at the same time

4. Privato

https://www.privatoeco.com/

Every outfit needs a great pair of shoes to go with it. Why not make them eco-friendly? Privato takes the current sneaker trends and transforms them into more sustainable versions. Every part of their brand has the environment in mind from their production to your feet. Their shoes are all vegan and made from vegetable origin materials. As a brand, they show that you don’t need to sacrifice style for sustainability. You can have both!

5. Public Myth

https://publicmyth.com/

It’s no secret that every girl loves a good pair of leggings. This activewear brand screams sustainable and ethical. Their mission is to make sustainability more than just a trend. Their clothes are made from bamboo and organic cotton and have eco-friendly packaging right down to the recyclable minimalistic paper tape. Whether you’re wearing these clothes to the gym or on the couch (like me), you know you’re helping the environment. With plenty of styles and colors to choose from, Public Myth gives a revamp to exercise and eco-friendly fashion.

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R3HAB Collides with TINI & Reik for Summer Latin Pop Anthem “Bésame (I Need You).” Out Now on Hollywood Records.

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R3HAB explores uncharted sonic territory on “Bésame (I Need You),” his sultry new collaboration with singer/actress TINI and Latin GRAMMY-winning Latin Pop trio Reik. We quickly find out what happens when three powerhouses of this magnitude come together, as the track subtly fuses exquisite elements of each one’s signature sound. R3HAB delivers his deep, driving drum bass lines that serve as the backbone of the song, asking listeners to get up and dance, while Reik‘s influence plays with Latin-infused melodies that give “Bésame (I Need You)” exotic appeal. Platinum-certified TINI and Reik come together for a female/male vocal group, evoking images of a balmy and enthralling night out dancing. The single is out now on Hollywood Records and follows R3HAB‘s releases “Feel Alive” for “SCOOB!” movie’s soundtrack as well as “Be Okay” with HRVY.

Right after we started working on the song, it was clear what the sound of the track will be like. Tini & Reik brought the perfect energy, which you can hear throughout the entire song. “Besame (I Need You)” is being released right in time to provide these necessary summer vibes to our fans.” – R3HAB

 

I am so excited to work with Reik and Rehab. I find it very interesting to explore new musical styles, and Bésame definitely has a special sound, distinctive from other songs. I feel very honored to collaborate with these two great artists.” – TINI

We love the song. It’s super energetic, it makes one dance and have fun all the time. It’s one of those songs that you really just wanna jump to. Looking back, we remember meeting TINI at a concert in Argentina when she was 15, or so. It’s crazy now having the song together with her. About R3HAB, we just recently met him, and we love what he does. He already remixed our earlier single “Si Me Dices Que Si,” and it blew our mind, as he took the song to another dimension. Collaborating with R3HAB again is awesome” – Reik

Over the last eight years, the Dutch/Moroccan artist Fadil El Ghoul – better known as R3HAB – has established himself as a leader at the forefront of modern electronic music. His talent has been called the “future of the craft” by the likes of Forbes and Billboard, and he’s circuited the globe’s best clubs and festivals, all without the backing of a formal record label. In 2017, R3HAB independently released his debut album “Trouble” through his imprint CYB3RPVNK, which amassed over a half-billion streams globally and officially placed R3HAB among electronic music’s heavy hitters. He made number 14 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list in 2019, topping the charts with tracks like “Lullaby” and “Hold On Tight,” while his sophomore album “The Wave,” revealing more complex, emotional and experimental layers of himself, has amassed over 250 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 R3HAB‘s “All Around The World”’ with A Touch of Class quickly became his biggest ever record already topping 200M streams across platforms and achieving gold & platinum status in 8 countries. It was followed by “Flames,” R3HAB‘s collaboration with ZAYN.

 

Since her 2016 debut album, TINI has become a global phenomenon, with a social following of 24 million and 3 billion combined audio and video streamsTINI toured Europe and Latin America on her headline “Quiero Volver” tour in 2019/2020, including 9 sold-out Luna Park shows in Buenos AiresTINI‘s most recent releases include “Recuerdo” (99 million combined streams), “Oye” (301 million combined streams), Gold-certified “Fresa” (379 million streams), and Platinum-certified “22” (365 million combined streams.) TINI has had numerous collaborations with fellow A-list artists, including Sebastian YatraKarol GMoratGreeicyCali y El DandeeMau & RickyAlessoJonas BlueAlvaro SolerOvy on the DrumsNacho and The VampsTINI will also be joining Alejandro Sanz as a judge on the upcoming season of THE VOICE (La Voz) in Spain, airing later this year.

Multi-platinum and award-winning group Reik is made up of band members Jesus Navarro (vocals), Julio Ramirez (acoustic guitar), and Bibi Marin (electric guitar). With a career spanning over 15 years, Reik are the most listened to Mexican band in the world. Reik’s top singles include “Aleluya” (110 + million audio streams), “Indeciso” (145 + million audio streams), “Me Niego” (575 + million audio streams), “Duele” (52 + million audio streams), “Amigos con Derechos” (337 + million audio streams), “Creo En Ti” (187 + million audio streams) and “Ya Me Entere” (421 + million audio streams.) Reik has a social following of over 45 million and appear courtesy of Sony Music Mexico.

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A Deep Dive into Chatbooks with Co-Founder

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Sitting with the co-founder of Chatbooks, Vanessa, in a noisy, yet quaint coffee-shop in Union Square, my eyes were opened to a new world. Guilty, as many in my generation are, of snapping hundreds of photos in any given week, letting them pile up on my phone’s SD card and never sharing them outside of my phone – many of us have promised ourselves when we have time we will organize them. With the emergence of the Cloud, and other electronic back-up devices, many have learned the hard way that in this digital age, you must back-up! Especially if you use a digital camera that requires a compact flash or SD memory card.  The best Micro SD cards have every type of memory card you can think of at affordable prices.

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But what happens to all of those filtered selfies, vacation photos, and snaps of friends on a spontaneous night out? They often get lost in the cyber world. Never to be printed, and soon to be forgotten. A busy mom of seven, Vanessa contributes the idea to start her company to her family. “Scrapbooking was my hobby as a young mom, and my first three children have very well documented childhoods. But my seventh child didn’t even have one printed photo!” In this digital fast-paced world it becomes increasingly difficult to scrapbook, a tradition in her family for generations, so she needed a super simple way to translate all those iPhone photos to a tangible item to be shared with family and friends.

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Founded in June 2014, about 1 million books were sold in their first year. Understanding the millennial tendency to spend more time editing their Instagram posts than curating a family Scrapbook, Chatbooks makes it easy by connecting the App right to your social media accounts, and My Favorites on your phone. For only $8 for a 60 page 6×6 book filled with your favorite memories, the decision-making is almost erased. Everyone can be a contributor to the creation of the memories, allowing multiple people to add photos to a new edition.

Looking to document a whole summer in one book, or add some extra flair, Chatbooks has an option to create a Custom Book, with added photos and a hardcover. For mindless magic, setting up the Chatbooks Ongoing Series service, you are able to create amazing books automatically, receiving notifications as you get close to 60 so you can edit or add captions. If you want the book as is, you can just sit back and it will ship as soon as it is ready, with no shipping fee! It is almost too good to be true.

 

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While Vanessa attributes the business idea to being a mother, and not wanting to let the memories slip away, Chatbooks is the perfect solution to millennials and entrepreneurs everywhere. The ideal client is anyone with a smart phone, which according to PC Magazine, will be 70 percent of the global population by 2020. For small business owners, stylists, and artisans – it serves as the ideal solution to displaying your work to potential clients and employers.

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Why We’re Excited For Woodstock 50

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Spring has finally sprung and festival season is right around the corner! Everyone wants to be outside, listening to some great music. Perhaps the most prevalent festival this year is Woodstock 50. Woodstock has been around since its first debut in 1969 in Bethel NY, and has been bringing people together with the power of peace, love and music. You can see the full lineup for the first ever Woodstock on their website.

For the 50th anniversary, Woodstock is supporting several charity organizations and is promoting these causes to help raise money for foundations such as Headcount, March for Our Lives, The Felix Organization, and more. (see full list here). The message of Woodstock has always been to spread peace and love and to give people hope, and for Woodstock 50, they are doing it in a big way.

Not only does Woodstock 50 have a great message, the lineup is packed with popular artists that fans are excited to see. Artists like Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, The Killers, and many more are coming to Woodstock to spread their own message through their music. The three-day celebration will feature many different types of artists, including Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock artists/bands who are ready to make this festival the best one yet!

Tickets go on sale soon and fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see these incredible musicians for a great cause. People are calling it a reincarnation of the original festival in 1969 which proved to be a vital part of music history. The festival will last for three days, the 16th, 17th, and 18th of August in Watkins Glen, NY.

Woodstock 50 is shaping up to be the festival of the summer, but fans will have to wait and see! Check out their website for more information on the lineup, ticket sales, and more!

 

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Crazy Rich Asians—All The Glitter, Is In Fact Gold

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Crazy Rich Asians exceeded box office expectations and made $34 million on opening day. All summer we have been waiting for this best-selling book to come to life in the theaters. With the book being a best-seller, it was a no brainer that the movie exceeded almost $10 million more on opening day than expected.

 

Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy about Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding) . Nick invites Rachel to come to his hometown, Singapore, for his best friend’s wedding. Rachel is surprised to learn that Nick’s family is very wealthy and that Nick is considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Once they get to Singapore, Nick’s mom is quick to judge Rachel. Since Rachel does not come from the same background as Nick, his mom immediately disapproves of Rachel.

 

 

This movie was filled with drama, comedy and suspense. You will cry and laugh throughout the whole movie. The cast was perfectly selected and worked very well with each other. The ending of the movie was just the icing on the cake! If you think you know what is rich is, you don’t until you’ve seen this movie. All the glitter, is in fact gold for Crazy Rich Asians.

 

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Need to Refresh Your Style? Try a Clothing Swap Party

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We all must admit, we either have too little in our closets or too much. Sometimes, you just need to rethink what pieces are essential, and which are never, ever going to be worn. If you’re in a quandary, listen up. Changing up your wardrobe doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet. If you’re a procrastinator, fret not. Many of us put off going shopping, put off organizing our closets, and sometimes we have an entire section that sits unworn for months. If you’re starting to feel the need to organize, prioritize, and get ready for the fall, then you should consider an option that you may not have considered before: a clothing swap party!

Clothing Swap Events: Why Don’t You Participate?

It sounds ridiculously simple, and it should be, but many people don’t take advantage of the fact that they have friends who are similar sizes or have similar styles. Maybe it’s just something you’ve never thought about. But the next time you plan a girl’s night, why not plan a clothing swap party? Each attendee can bring a set number of items (or unlimited if you like), snacks, beverages, movies or board games—you name it, there aren’t any rules.

A Girl’s Night That’s Productive, as Well as a Fun Time

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It’s easy to make a clothing swap fun. Whether you choose to keep it low key with movies, snacks, and drinks, or a bit rowdier. Some swap parties are done in a white elephant style, or some other gift swap game that makes the experience more like a party, and less like a normal night.

With Fall on the Way, a Clothing Swap Could Save the Day

If you’re feeling tired of your few fall essentials left over from last year, it’s a great idea to have a fall themed clothing swap. Maybe you don’t have the money to update your wardrobe like you’d like to, and that’s okay! A clothing swap is better than thrifting in some ways because it’s a social event with friends. If you’re super busy like a lot of us are, a clothing swap party is an amazing way to sneak in some much-needed friend time, without feeling like you need to be doing something more productive.

 

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2K18 Playlist: Reggaeton

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If you’ve ever had a friend study abroad, you know that once they return they are particularly intolerable because they never shut up about how amazing those few months were. After spending a semester studying in Spain, I am essentially obligated to tell everyone that the Spaniards do everything better than anyone else. While I was there one of the most glaringly obvious things they do better is pop music – specifically, reggaeton.

The genre actually originated in Puerto Rico in 1991, becoming known as “underground” music because of the venues that played it. It wasn’t until 2004 that reggaeton began reaching America and Europe, largely thanks to artists like Shakira and Daddy Yankee.

Reggaeton has a whole lot more than just Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.” It essentially dominates not only the airwaves, but the club and bar scenes throughout Spain as well. While nearly everyone abroad listens to American music, Americans who listen to music from other nationalities are much harder to find. Part of this is because of our enormously successful entertainment industry – there doesn’t seem to be a need to explore outside of our Spotify daily mixes. While occasionally a reggaeton hit will make it to the radio in the States, like “Despacito” or some other Daddy Yankee song, we are missing a ton of equally entertaining tracks by limiting ourselves to these few.

Obviously not everyone speaks Spanish and is going to understand the lyrics, but if you tell me you listen to the American top 40 for the lyrics, I won’t believe it, especially if you’re at a party or in a bar. The most important aspect is the groove, and reggaeton has that down to a science. Syncopated drum beats drive nearly every song, which only encourage that dancey feeling even more. This groove, known as “riddim,” originates from Jamaican dancehall producers in the 1990s. The form of dancing most commonly associated with reggaeton is grinding (perreo) – I’m sure we all know what that is, and why it just reassures that reggaeton is the perfect bar/club music.

We all have those songs that define our summers. Not only is reggaeton good for a night out, but I can tell you all from personal experience that it is quite good for a “forget that other people can see through your car windows” jam sesh. Why not let the dancey feel and good vibes dominate your summer?

For a playlist of some popular reggaeton right now, check here:

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2K18 Playlist: Reggaeton. Featured image credit: Maya Robinson

Everything You Need to Know About Top Gun 2, Including the Reunion of Maverick and Iceman

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Keep your eyes out next summer for the return of daredevil aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell to the big screen. The sequel to the cult classic 1980s film Top Gun is officially titled Top Gun: Maverick. Scheduled for release in July 2019, Joseph Kosinski—whose recent film credits include Only the Brave, Oblivion, and TRON: Legacy—is directing the much-anticipated sequel. In case you haven’t caught up with recent developments, here is everything you need to know about Top Gun 2, including the reunion of Maverick and Iceman.

Top Gun 2 brings us the aviators in the modern day. With technology advances, the fighter pilots’ jobs are changing—which of course, creates some problems. The sequel is quite the undertaking, as the original Top Gun film is a definitive film of the ‘80s. Fans of the movie are still quoting lines and mourning the loss of Goose! It’s no wonder that the sequel will have to bring a lot to the table to convince us. While there are many who will go see the movie for nostalgia’s sake alone, it’s also safe to say that the sequel will also be under high scrutiny from skeptics.

Will the Sequel Stack Up For Fans?

Obviously, the answer remains unknown until July 2019, when Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters. But luckily for us, some key players of the original crew are reuniting to make the movie. The obvious cast members returning? None other than Tom Cruise as Maverick and Val Kilmer as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, of course. Some of the off-screen crew veterans are also back. For instance, Harold Faltermeyer is updating the original film score for the movie—and if it were any other way, surely people would have something to say about it. Jerry Bruckheimer, one of the producers of Top Gun, is also involved in Top Gun: Maverick’s production. In a past interview with HuffPost, Bruckheimer elaborated on the film’s plot: “The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay.”

The Reunion of Maverick and Iceman

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The Top Gun sequel would be nothing without the return of Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. However, there have been some concerns about Kilmer’s health after his recent struggle with throat cancer. Kilmer did not talk publicly about his health struggles until last year. In a recent interview with Extra, Cruise discussed working with Kilmer again. Commenting on the status of the actor’s health, Cruise stated that Kilmer is “doing really well.” At any rate, fans are glad to have Kilmer back and doing well.

Top Gun 2 was in talks back in 2010. By 2012, location scouting had begun. However, due to the unfortunate passing of original Top Gun director, Tony Scott, the sequel’s momentum ceased. Now, the sequel is nearly 33 years. What a trip! However, with a cast and crew as strong as this, Top Gun 2 is promising. 

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The Ultimate Summer Playlist

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The warm weather is here and good vibes are in the air! If you plan on spending your summer at the beach , by the pool or taking a road trip with friends, you’re going to need a groovy summer playlist to jam out to. Be the DJ all summer with this ultimate summer playlist!

 

This playlist is filled with the hottest songs out right now, and a few older ones that are perfect for any summer playlist! On your way to the bar or club this summer, grab your Uber’s aux cord and turn on “God’s Plan” and “I Like It” to get you pumped up for your night out. If you’re having a day by the pool with your friends, play “This Girl” and “Is It Really Love,” these songs will totally match your pool day vibes~

 

Drake – “Nice For What”

 

Cardi B – “I Like It”

 

Diplo – “Look Back”

 

Migos – “Made Men”

 

Post Malone – “Psycho”

 

Drake – “God’s Plan”

 

Calvin Harris – “One Kiss”

 

Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You”

 

Rich The Kid – “Plug Walk”

 

Joe Stone – “Is It Really Love”

 

Kungs – “This Girl”

 

Duke Dumont – “Ocean Drive”

 

Mustard – “Whole Lot of Lovin’”

 

Calvin Harris – “Slide”

 

Chris Lake – “I Want You”

 

Follow me on SoundCloud to see what I’m listening to this summer!

 

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The 25th Anniversary of ‘The Sandlot’: Bringing the Gang Back to Theaters

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This is for all of the nineties kids out there! Thanks to the 25th anniversary of ‘The Sandlot’, the classic 90’s film will appear in select theaters on July 22nd and July 24th. Get ready to experience the magic all over again with Fathom Events! Remember the baseball field, the prized baseball signed by Babe Ruth, and the legendary Beast? First released in April 1993, “The Sandlot” starred Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Adams, Grant Gelt, Victor DiMattia, and Shane Obedzinski as the gang of baseball-loving boys. You can check theaters near you and purchase your tickets here!

“You’re Killing Me, Smalls!”

The cast of the sandlot celebrated the anniversary of the film by gathering together on NBC’s Today earlier this year. The classic, set in the year 1962, is a quintessential summer film. Following the misadventures of Scotty Smalls, viewers watch as he attempts to fit in as the new kid, joins the baseball team, and, much to our horror,  inadvertently loses his stepfather’s coveted baseball signed by Babe Ruth. If you grew up in the ’90s, then you know the significance of this film. For some of us, “The Sandlot” became a representation of summer. Getting the chance to relive the film on the big screen is a perfect summer outing with your friends, significant other, or kids. And if you haven’t seen it, this is your chance to catch it on the big screen! 

 

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Why You Should Add Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction Novels to Your Summer Reading List

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If you’re in the process of creating that summer reading list, then you’d better pay attention. You probably saw that Google doodle of Octavia E. Butler on June 22nd, without even realizing who she was or why. How many of us actually take the time to stop and click on Google’s featured doodles? Octavia E. Butler, a science fiction writer, would have celebrated her 71st birthday on Friday, June 22nd. Google chose to honor this pioneering lady on her would-be birthday— and rightfully so. Butler was born in the city of Pasadena, California in the year 1947. She battled dyslexia, but she didn’t let that stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a writer. Why should you add some of Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction novels to your summer reading list? Because she was a game-changer!

Why Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction Novels Deserve Your Attention This Summer

Octavia E. Butler wasn’t a published novelist until 1976, with her work Patternmaster. This novel was the first of four in the Patternist series. Goodreads details the series as “a secret history continuing from the Ancient Egyptian period to the far future that involves telepathic mind control and an extraterrestrial plague.” However, Butler didn’t really gain the recognition that she deserved until she published her novel Kindred in 1979. The African American female protagonist is able to time travel back and forth between 1970s Los Angeles and a 19th-century Maryland plantation. Not only did Butler contribute to the genre of science fiction, but she personally pushed the boundaries of societal norms and offered a broader expanse of character perspectives. During Butler’s time, the genre of science fiction was dominated by white males. Luckily, Butler was able to extend the audience of science fiction by including African Americans, feminists, and general fans of science fiction. She’s just as important now as her contributions were then. Plus, you’ll love her dystopian themes.  Even though some years have passed, her literary works are still as relevant as they were when they were published.

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