Authors

Zack Love

December 18, 2014
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After graduating from Harvard College, where author Zack Love studied literature, psychology, philosophy and film, he relocated to New York City to work as a corporate consultant. In 2013, he published Sex in the Title: a Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC (back when phones weren’t so smart). Zack’s novel about five bachelors who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex and adventure has been called “The male Sex and the City.”

In the spring of 2014, Zack released his other unpublished works of fiction, including works such as The Doorman, a novelette about tormented love, empty office life, and theological introspection inspired by the tragic events of September 11th, and Central Park Song, a charming screenplay about a chance encounter between two very different individuals and the life-changing romance that follows. All of his short stories and scripts were published together in a 70,000-word collection titled Stories and Scripts: an Anthology.

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Authors, Podcasters

Bill Meeks

December 17, 2014
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Back in March, we spoke to Atlanta author Bill Meeks about his Dogboy series of books, which began with Den of Thieves and continued with Danger on Liberty Pier and Demon’s Dare. This month, he’ll be releasing the fourth book in the series, Eye of the Scarab, which explores the concept of the surveillance state and examines the very nature of Dogboy’s hometown of Colta City.

In addition to being an author, Meeks is also a podcaster and video producer, and his work has been seen in international cinema, on domestic television and across the internet. To learn more about Meeks and his various projects, visit him online at www.billmeeks.com.

What’s new with you since we last spoke?

I got a new podcast off the ground, wrote two books, and got my hair cut. The hair cut didn’t take that long but I thought I’d mention it since I think it looks pretty sharp. Sadly they weren’t able to fill in the patches where the hair is less there.

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Artists

Emily Balivet

December 12, 2014
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For over 20 years, self-taught artist Emily Balivet has been creating vivid renderings that explore feminine spirituality, mythology and ancient religion. Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Art Nouveau period and the psychedelic art movement of the 1960s, along with elements of nature and the lucious landscapes she grew up exploring, Balivet’s figurative realism has won her a worldwide fanbase that spans a wide range of demographics.

Raised in Alaska but currently residing in Vermont, Balivet got her start selling her creations in the craft fair and festival circuit. In 2004, she began promoting her paintings online and quickly found a market for her uniquely elegant style.

To learn more about Balivet and her work, visit her on Etsy or at www.emilybalivet.com.

What was your upbringing like, and how did it shape who you are today?

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Models

Madison Headrick

December 8, 2014
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During the Fall/Winter collections in 2012, model Madison Headrick burst onto the fashion scene during shows for Prada in Milan. Eighteen years old at the time, the Charleston, South Carolina native had been hoping to walk during New York Fashion Week before the opportunity to walk the runway exclusively for Prada came about. After turning heads in Milan with her beauty, confidence and grace, Headrick has appeared in campaigns for Prada and Calvin Klein as well as a diverse array of print publications including Dazed & Confused, Interview, French Numéro, British Vogue, Oyster, V, i-D, and Vogue Italia.

Originally scouted by Tony Perkins when she was 15 years of age, Headrick signed Vision LA while still in high school and, after graduating early, moved to New York and signed with Marilyn New York in 2012.

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Artists

Tosh Kodama

December 5, 2014
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As an artist, designer and director, Tosh Kodama’s work has an undeniable elegance, and the visually-engaging worlds he creates are crisp, vibrant and inviting. Having long possessed a passion for illustration, Kodama attended Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, where he studied advertising before beginning his career as an Art Director at Fox Television. He later moved on to yU+co, where he honed his design voice while working on numerous title sequences and commercials for brands such as Honda, Mazda, Sprint and Xbox. Kodama’s diverse portfolio also includes dynamic branding campaigns for BET, the MTV VMAs and the Oscars.

In September of 2014, Kodama joined Emmy-winning creative studio Imaginary Forces as a Director, and his recent work includes a campaign for FXM that stops time to elevate palpable moments in a selection of films from the FXM lineup.

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