What’s Up? Guess who’s singing Alicia Keys….freak, right?

No we did not know that there is an italian version of the TV show, The Voice, but, it’s not a surprise. What is a surprise, as always, are who the contestants turn out to be and the video below…

What’s Up? Pharrell Williams and Happy Get Lucky!

Happy Get Lucky, the ‘sick’ Pharrell Williams song is being used as the sound track for totally cool videos. How this song inspires artists is amazing and so encouraging. Today, we have two very different examples, the first is a…

What’s Up: When Comedy Gets Real for Real

Australia is not the first place that would inspire one to think about the big ‘ism’ racism, is it? Certainly not the racism that we have come to know in the US. Yet, below is a short video from a…

What’s Up!; It’s Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day!!! Hopefully a favorite day for most! It seems, the winter season really does have the best holidays: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and All Saint’s Day? Someone check that last…

What’s Up? Dear White People

Dear White People was oversold today at the Sundance Film Festival. Crowds were wrapped around the block of the Eccles Theatre, a venue with seating for 1200 people. It was amazing. The feature was developed from a short film (see…

What’s Up? HER

The Chicago International Film Festival played host to the Chicago screening of the new Spike Jonze movie HER. Wow! Artificial intelligence as a character, actually several characters…it was really something to think about. Is it in our future to be in…

What’s Up: The Northwest Film Festival?

Asian gangs in Vancouver, BC? Seems like an odd idea, but what do we know about Vancouver, BC? Lewis Bennet, a Canadian ‘shorts’ filmmaker and featured artist this year at the Northwest Film Festival, made a documentary about his personal…

What’s Up: #itsashort #kindawesome #bikefilmfestival

#itsashort welcomes the Bike Film Festival and their major sponsor KIND, Healthy Snacks to Chicago this weekend to announce Cranksgiving! Brendt Barbur, the founder of the Bike Film Festival shares the story of his ‘inspiration’ for the Bike Film Festival…