A few years ago, I was just a naive 18 year old NYU freshman from suburban California...which meant I never left the four block radius of Washington Square Park. That all changed when I decided to make the harrowing journey to the distant land of Brooklyn in search of some party called "Rubulad." As soon as I walked into the huge warehouse someone put a bumblebee hat on my head, and then I looked around — the place was pulsating with music, covered with art, filled with sweaty dancing bodies, had sticky beer floors, and there were people dressed in astronaut costumes. Terrifying. Now Rubulad is moving, and supporting their project will get you a piece of the insanity in the form of rewards like having a ten year old shoot a bow and arrow on stilts at your next party. — Nicole H.
The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal is one of the last refuges of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist way of life. If you want to visit, you'll need to take a bush plane to a remote region of Nepal, then crisscross the Himalayas, at elevations as high as 13,000 feet, for three days, on a horse. As you can imagine, these people have virtually no access to medical care of any sort, yet the UV rays are so extreme at such high altitudes, that cataracts, and blindness, abound. Enter 18 monks, 35 ponies, 400 kilos of medical gear, a handful of rough and tumble doctors, 1650 patients, and one surprise cameo of Bruce Colville's timeless classic, My Teacher is an Alien, and you've got one hell of a documentary. — Meaghan O.
"This is Molly, she's a nerd but she's trying not to be. It's not really working out. Molly likes Chase, Chase likes Molly, but Courtney might like Chase, and Owen definitely likes Molly. Chase's little brother is Benny whose best friend is Cole. Benny hates Molly and Chase. Greg is Chase's best friend, he works with Sam who's Molly's cousin and roommate. He's got a crush on her. There's a big party coming up where everyone gets dressed all nerdy. Someone's gonna be rude, someone's gonna be awesome, and someone's gonna be gay. Again, one of these people — or maybe more." The comics boys behind GNERD are back and we're droolin' over the drama. Extra extra! — Daniella J.
When's the last time you headed to your local blacksmith to have some custom ironwork done? As prefabrication becomes more and more the norm in building and construction, John Holler is working to recover the lost art of Gothic ironwork, which was considered a "low" art during the Middle Ages, and was rarely documented by its practitioners. Holler has been researching Gothic ironwork artifacts in order to hand-forge three intricate iron windows of his own. He'll document the process for future generations and do his best to help the ancient art of ironwork make up for lost time. — Cindy A.
Twenty-three year-old identical twin brothers who never left Gaza, Tarzan and Arab, recently made a short film called Colorful Journey. Pretty gosh darn poetically, a colorful journey is exactly what followed. Ain't It Cool News founder Harry Knowles first heard of the duo in a Guardian report, where he learned their dream was to see a movie in a movie theater, the last of which was shut down in Gaza in 1987. Knowles teamed up with Austin independent theater founder Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse, and together they brought Tarzan and Arab to Texas where they watched their short film on the big screen in front of a sold-out audience. Drafthouse Films and Ain't It Cool News are now executive producing the feature version of Colorful Journey, a film exploring factional infighting in Gaza and all its costs. — Elisabeth H.
ME LOVE GRIMLOCK. FIRST BECAME AWARE GRIMLOCK'S PRESENCE WHEN FRED WILSON POSTED ABOUT HIM HERE. FEEL LIKE GRIMLOCK MEANT FOR KICKSTARTER. GRIMLOCK ONCE SAY "SELL TO FRIENDS, NOT STRANGERS." THIS BASIS OF KICKSTARTER MODEL. KICKSTARTER LOVE GRIMLOCK, GRIMLOCK (WE HOPE) LOVE KICKSTARTER. CHECK OUT (FAKE)GRIMLOCK NOW. — Cassie M.