Harvey Newman
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Formulas for Success and how to Achieve it.

I've been fascinated by life organisation for as long as I can remember I've read quite a few buddhist books as buddhism is excellent at distilling life most complex questions into very simple answers. There's a lot to be learned by reading about wise men/women that have gotten to certain conclusions over the centuries past. Perhaps the biggest example of this is Buddha himself. Quite a few years back I started living my life and taking my decisions in the same way, what would be the most simplistic way for me to organise my professional life and achieve the absolute most. I recently read this…

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‘Hidden Figures’ celebrates black women leadership In taking NASA to the Moon.

I am a sucker for a good movie, specially if the movie is about Black American History, I truly enjoyed Selma, and have seen most political and historical black movies. It's great to see a golden age in Hollywood where black men/women can celebrate their historical achiements just as much as anyone elses. In Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi tells the story when the US and Russia had their space race, and NASA needed help in reaseach  and found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. I am very…

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My Roots, Cape Verde: Introducing Mayra Andrade

I am starting my first column category on the site, called "My Roots, Cape Verde" where I'll share some of the best findings from my home country Cape Verde. Although I was born in Europe, most of my family comes from my ancestrial home Cape Verde, and this is the place that I truly claim to be from. I was raised to be proud of Cape Verde it's excellent culture, food and specially the amazing quality and music output. It's incredible how a country so tiny can output so much music, and manage to affect so many people. The biggest star to come out of…

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Laika pushes bounderies once again with Kubo and the Two Strings

I love animation no matter the medium, but I have to admit that stop motion is the one that is more alien to me, the one that I know the least about, but at the same time the one I am most curious about. See, as a Game/CG animator, I know what goes behind the scenes in the industry, how things are made. In the stop motion industry as I am not involved it always has that bit of the unknown magic to me. Like when I was a kid and didn't know how animation was created, and it was all hokus pokus. I would…

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Sidewalk Chalk interpretation of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” on the back of a truck

Sidewalk Chalk brings the Kendrick Lamar hit “Alright” back to this kind of natural, spontaneous setting. Depicted in an almost cartoon-like setup, the band sits in the back of a pickup truck on the side of the road. How did they get there? Maybe they were driving to a gig and just decided to stop and jam for a bit. At least that’s the vibe they wanted to convey in this video; it’s a really nice thought to have. All of these elements work together to pay respect to Kendrick’s work and construct an original take on the tune at the same time. Below the original…

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The Smoothness of Lowtone Society

I remember when I first came across this band over the summer. For about a week, they were all I listened to, which is a little absurd because they have very little recorded material available. I was essentially going back and forth between two music videos. I just could not get enough of Lowtone Society – could not get enough of those cool jazzy sounds and those soulful melodies. To be honest, I still find myself coming back to these same videos; Lowtone Society has something I just can’t get enough of.

Below one of those videos I couldn’t stop watch….Smooth!