• The Red Bull Cold Rush in Canada coming up this February is one of the premier peer-judged ski competitions because it combines some of the steepest and most challenging terrain with the world’s best backcountry skiers. The adrenaline is running high and the risks even higher. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 14 Jan 2015

During Shannon Bahrke’s skiing career, she brought home 2 Olympic Medals, 7 World Cup Wins, 1 Overall World Cup Title and 6 National Titles. Since her retirement in 2010, Shannon and her husband founded Silver Bean Coffee Co. in Park City, UT. This year, she became Montage Deer Valley’s first Ski Ambassador. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
  • I’ve always wanted to visit the Tordillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska for their “Cast and Carve” excursion. You catch 35-50 pound king salmon and heli-ski in the sunshine. [2 of 3]
 
  • The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup just took place last weekend at Deer Valley. The aerial finals is one of the events that inspires me to push myself every time I’m on the slopes. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 12 Jan 2015

John Oseid just got back from Haiti, and can’t wait to visit again.

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  • Inspiration for the hotel in Graham Greene’s novel The Comedians, the legendary Hotel Oloffson thankfully survived the earthquake. Visitors and locals alike flock there to hear Richard Morse’s band RAM bring down the house with their mizik rasin (roots music). You can get a taste here and here of their frenetic style, also sometimes called “Vodou rock." [1 of 3]
 

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culture 12 Jan 2015

Former Condé Nast Traveler staff writer John Oseid enjoys spending half his time on the road, freelancing for ForbesLife and other publications. With today marking the 5th anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti, he celebrates the country’s rich culture as it continues to recover. TWITTER

 
  • In addition to producing amazing music, Haitians are famous for their folkloric paintings and crafts. I could have stayed all day in the artisanal village of Noailles, watching hundreds of artisans bang and chisel old oil drums into delicate sculptural works. Even if you don’t speak French or Kreyòl, Haitian director Arnold Antonin’s documentary nicely depicts their metalworking skills. [2 of 3]
 
  • Haiti’s rich, African-influenced cooking is barely on the foodie radar in the states. As a remedy, Haitian-born, Columbia Poli-sci graduate-turned chef, Nadege Fleurimond celebrates her nation’s diverse dishes with her new book Haiti Uncovered—A Regional Adventure Into the Art of Haitian Cuisine. On her webpage promo, Nadege and friends whet your appetite as they chat about their favorite meals. Acclaimed Haitian-American novelist and essayist Edwidge Danticat contributed the book’s foreword. [3 of 3]
 
 

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  • The Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules is an inspiring list for students and teachers that was created by Sister Corita Kent and John Cage in 1968. My favorite screen printing Nun changed the world with one radical quote: "someday is now!" [1 of 3]
 

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design 9 Jan 2015

Pamela Bell founded prinkshop to prove a model she calls “creative capitalism.” prinkshop creates advocacy graphics for pressing social issues and translates them onto products that allow customers to wear what they care about. prinkshop produces in the USA and aims to create jobs while spreading awareness and a passion for change. INSTAGRAM

 
  • Lady Parts Justice is the first human rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture, and digital media to encourage people to reclaim their rights. Sarah Sophie Flicker shows her support! [2 of 3]
 
  • The greatest cultural contribution is nature. We love a walk on the new Amsterdam Beach trail in Montauk, Long Island. Walk through rare ivy up to a bluff and down to the beach, culminating with a never-ending view of the ocean and a close up glimpse of Eothen, the old Andy Warhol estate. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 7 Jan 2015

Timur takes us all to a dark glam opera.

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culture 3 Jan 2015

A few short films to enjoy this Saturday morning, selected by Joey Horvitz.

 


  • From bullet holes and burning flames to decadent embroidery, the Bohemian Society underground fashion label is a wearable artistic escapade handmade by designer-extraordinaire Victor Wilde. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 7 Jan 2015

Timur is a lead singer of Timur and the Dime Museum, a glam rock band from LA, and an opera performer in many international contemporary projects. Timur and the Dime Museum performs at Joe's Pub in NYC this Sunday, January 11, as part of the Prototype Festival. FACEBOOK

 
  • The Brookledge Follies, founded in 1932 and a favorite of Orson Welles, is LA’s legendary treasure of magic and vaudeville acts. There is only one way to catch the elusive show: “Open Sesame!" [2 of 3]
 
  • Critic and curator Shana Nys Dambrot is a powerful and profound voice on the LA art scene, and also an astonishingly prolific writer of hundreds of catalog essays. [3 of 3]
 
 

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Ciara Pressler makes a game plan for life.

 


  • To previous generations millennials seem disengaged, while in reality they are constantly connecting via social media, exploring free speech with a new medium. [1 of 3]
 

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tech 5 Jan 2015

Rubie Simonsen is a Sacramento-raised creative strategist and yoga teacher. She focuses on building professional development and civic engagement programming for youth, and is the founder of You Generation, a social innovation nonprofit working to empower individuals with the tools and information to build their own future. TWITTER

 
  • What is Civic Tech? It depends on whom you ask. Defining a common language is the first step in building this new tech sector. [2 of 3]
 
  • Millennials are too busy to vote, so how can government make it easier? By improved voting technology, online information, and civics education. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 29 Dec 2014

Matthew Newton looks at a few crowdsourced photo archives.