“For the Festival’s 25th anniversary…and on the eve of our 50th year as a brand…we are not just celebrating where we are today but reaffirming how we have to progress as a community,” she says, reminding us that remarkably, Essence Fest is both the country’s largest consumer experience and the largest global celebration of black culture. … [Read more...] about How to Throw a 25-Year Party: Why Essence Festival Is Your Faves’ Favorite Event of the Year
It’s not as if a change like this happens all of a sudden though. Fans who pay attention to the community can see it online every day. They see new collectors posting in Facebook groups, asking questions many think are very obvious, or being unsure of who an artist is or where to get their work. The envious gifs new people post whenever an older collector posts a picture of a sliver of their collection. New collectors are born every day. But MondoCon 5 felt like the first time so many of us gathered together in one place, all by ourselves. These collectors are at San Diego and New York Comic-Cons but they’re hidden among a hundred thousand other people. MondoCon is just poster people, new and old, and the number is significantly smaller. … [Read more...] about How the Pop Culture Event MondoCon Has Changed, and So Have I
Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. … [Read more...] about Apple’s Next iPhone Event Is September 9
The report describes Andromeda as a variant of Android optimized for laptops and 2-in-1 devices. It includes a free-form window mode that lets you resize different apps at the same time (something that isn’t allowed on current Android phones or tablets). The site also reports that Android Nougat has a hidden graphics performance test that shows Andromeda requiring double the graphics power compared to a regular Android device. This is all in line with a Wall Street Journal report from last year that said Google would attempt to fold Chrome OS into Android by 2017. There is also this cyrptic tweet from Google SVP of Android, Chrome OS & Play, Hiroshi Lockheimer. … [Read more...] about What to Expect From Google’s October 4th Event
I’ve gotten so used to this life that I can’t really imagine what it would look like if a child or a man were introduced into it. (I’ve been chronically single since 2002. Which, last I checked, is a long-ass time.) While I enjoy playing auntie to my actual 5-year-old nephew and the various grown-ass men in my life (shoutout to Corey, Jada, Jason and Moses), a man or a child full time sounds daunting. I literally don’t know how my younger sister Deidre does it, raising her son while juggling a career. I have a hard-enough time keeping my plants alive in my apartment, where orchids annually go to die. … [Read more...] about Never Bring Cicely Tyson Water in a Bottle, and Other Lessons From AT&T’s Humanity of Connection Event
The question is whether or not that will change. I admittedly didn't even notice there weren't women presenters until someone else mentioned it, which probably says something about how used to situations like this we all are. Some won't even bat an eyelash. … [Read more...] about Why Were There No Women Presenters At The PlayStation 4 Event?