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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Released

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Film

20th Century Fox has released a brand NEW trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the Four Horsemen. Check out the trailer below.

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Storytelling in Leadership

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Leadership

Storytelling is important in leadership because you can’t just tell your team members to be motivated, be more creative or start being more invested in their job. We use stories to learn, grow, and share our experiences with others. As a leader, you need to be able to use storytelling as a tool to connect people to the organization’s vision. Storytelling is your power to persuade.

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The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth

By on Apr 23, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth presented by Antic in a Drain (as Artist in Residence at Kinetic Arts Center) will make you laugh at times and really uncomfortable the rest. Maitresse Magnificent (Amelia Van Brunt) introduces the audience to Charles the Chimp (Ross Travis). He’s a good little monkey that’s expected to perform on cue for treats. If he’s not on point he’s stunned via a shock collar.

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In Memory of Prince – The World Turns Purple

By on Apr 21, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Music

Icon singer/musician/producer/writer/genius Prince Rogers Nelson was pronounced dead at 10:07 am today, he was only 57 years old . He was found in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death is still unknown. Many honored him by lighting up in purple in reference to his most iconic album, Purple Rain. President Barack Obama posted a message on Facebook summarizing Prince’s genius.

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Leadership: Walking the Talk

By on Apr 17, 2016 in Leadership

Modeling behavior is necessary for your own well-being as well as those of your team member’s.

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Leadership Quotes by Lexa from CW’s The 100

By on Apr 16, 2016 in Leadership

Lexa, played by Alycia Debnam-Carney on The CW’s The 100, is the commander of the Grounder clans. She’s a skillful Heda (Commander in Trigedasleng) and fearless warrior. She’s as tough as nails who stops at nothing to protect her peoples. Here are three quotes by Lexa to inspire you to greatness:

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The Birth of a Nation – Official HD Trailer Released

By on Apr 15, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Film

The Birth of a Nation will be released in theaters on October 7, 2016. The highly anticipated film created enormous buzz at Sundance winning the Grand Jury Prize for Drama and Audience Award for U.S. Drama. The film is set against the antebellum South and follows the character Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves.

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Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Graphic Novel

By on Apr 12, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry, Features, Music

Iconic singer/songwriter, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery… a final letter addressed to “Boddah.” Award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the forthcoming original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? published by IDW Publishing. The announcement was made in the city that Cobain called home, Seattle during Emerald City Comic Con.

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10 Leadership Quotes by Women of Color

By on Apr 10, 2016 in Features, Leadership

Mastering leadership takes time. Being a leader can be challenging, stressful, and lonely at times. For leaders looking for inspiration to get better at what they do and need an occasional reminder that self-care is as important as success, here are ten empowering quotes by women of color:

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Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse

By on Apr 8, 2016 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Film, Museums, Photography, Scene, Travel

The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in the Presidio of San Francisco on October 1, 2009 and was founded by Walt Disney’s eldest daughter, Diane Disney Miller who passed away in 2013. There is no argument that Disney is one of the more recognized brands in the world today. However, his daughter found it disturbing that that’s all it had become in the eyes of many. Her children encountered people that didn’t realize that there was an intricate story behind the Disney name that belonged to a human being, her dad.

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Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

By on Apr 5, 2016 in Adventures, Arts, Arts & Culture, Attractions, Best of So-Cal, Community, Do, Features, Outdoors, Photography, Travel

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain.

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Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

By on Apr 2, 2016 in Adventures, Attractions, Features, Outdoors, Photography, Travel

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge-to-Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational but also romantic. It goes from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

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Club Frontera – Dispelling Tijuana Myths

By on Mar 27, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

The documentary Club Frontera features a unique story that is not just about the rise of a soccer team, but the uniting and showcasing of a city that many have overlooked as unsafe and treacherous.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Film Review

By on Mar 25, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In the film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, we are once again brought into the realm of the over-bearing, meddling, and somewhat smothering Portokalos family. Regardless of all their intrusions into the business of every single family member, they remain a close-knit and loving family.

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The Jungle Book – Characters and Actors Side by Side

By on Mar 22, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In a special photo shoot featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each actor is paired with their onscreen character.

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Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

By on Mar 20, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Photography, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

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Celebrities, Diversity, and Fans – SVCC

By on Mar 20, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

The best part of Silicon Valley Comic Con was watching fans getting a chance to interact with some of their favorite actors during spotlight sessions. Jeremy Lee Renner caught a fan off guard when she told him it was her birthday and he ran offstage to give her a hug.

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Wozniak Immortalized in Wax – Silicon Valley Comic Con

By on Mar 19, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Scene, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

The Bay Area came out strong this weekend for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC). Long lines had many frustrated during the inaugural event. If anything, the crowd was proof that there was a void that needed to be filled. The Bay Area has long been missing a Comic Con event since WonderCon left for Anaheim in 2012. Eager fans waited patiently as dedicated volunteers scrambled to get answers for guests.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival Highlights

By on Mar 17, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

I had the opportunity to check out some of the films being showcased at the 23rd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival and I have to say they were all awesome. I have had a great experience so far, after each film there has been a Question and Answer panel with directors, producers, and actors of the films, where they dive deeper into the films I had just seen.

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Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

By on Mar 12, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Attractions, Fashion, Features, Museums, Travel

It’s been a long wait for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and its finally here, the world premiere of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective presented at the de Young Museum. It’s the first exhibit of its kind celebrating the life and career of the Dominican fashion designer, and took about a year to come to fruition. He is one of fashion’s most influential designers and has dressed many prominent figures since becoming internationally known in the late 1960’s.

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