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Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: “I Wish I Had Taken Responsibility”

Esteemed director Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had known about numerous cases of sexual assault carried out by Harvey Weinstein for decades.

In an interview with The New York Times, the director, well-known for his cult classics including Pulp Fiction (1994) and Hateful Eight (2015), said that he wished that he had taken responsibility in assisting the alleged sexual assault victims. “I knew enough to do more than I did.” He continued, “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t second hand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had been privy to numerous accounts of harassment and assault, confirming some of the allegations made by high profile actresses including Rose McGowan. The director told The New York Times that he knew a $100,000 settlement had been reached between Harvey Weinstein and McGowan after she accused him of rape during the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

Over the course of decades, Quentin Tarantino heard rumors about Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour that he admitted he dismissed. “I chalked it up to a 50s-60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk,” he said. “As if that’s OK. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

Numerous allegations of sexual assault have been made against Harvey Weinstein, after an exposé was published in The New York Times earlier this month bringing rise to the social media campaign #MeToo. The campaign revealed the ubiquitious nature of sexual assault around the world. The movie mogul has denied all claims of non-consensual sex with the women who have since come forward.

Weinstein has been absolved of his position at his own company The Weinstein Co., and has also been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a result.

“I’m calling on all the other guys who knew more to not be scared. Don’t just give out statements,” Quentin Tarantino said on Harvey Weinstein. “Acknowledge that there was something rotten in Denmark. Vow to do better by our sisters.”

Further reading: #MeToo Campaign Raises Awareness about Sexual Assault

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Dies Age 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found hanged at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles July 20, aged 41.

The Linkin Park frontman was believed to be suffering from depression and had long struggled with drug abuse. In a candid interview with The Guardian in 2011, the vocalist spoke of his personal experience with childhood abuse. He said, “When I was young, getting beaten up and pretty much raped was no fun. No one wants that to happen to you and honestly, I don’t remember when it started…My God, no wonder I became a drug addict. No wonder I just went completely insane for a little while.”

Linkin Park formed in 1996 and would become one of the most successful rock bands of the early 2000s. The band sold 30 million copies of their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000) worldwide; an album that would bring alternative music into the mainstream and would help inspire a new metal subgenre: Nu-metal.

Linkin Park expanded their fan base with their track Numb/Encore; a mash up of Linkin Park’s Numb and rapper Jay-Z’s Encore. The song featured on album Collision Course (2004) and won a Grammy for best rap/sung collaboration.

Further readiing: Soundgarden Vocalist Chris Cornell Dies Age 52


Band mate Mike Shinoda tweeted: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.” – @mikeshinoda

Chester Bennington’s death has sent shock waves through the music and entertainment community and many have since flooded twitter with condolences and messages of love:

“RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park.” – @chancetherapper

“I am in tears. Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man…..I feel so sad for his family, band mates and fans” – @NikkiSixx

Chester Bennington was a close friend of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who took his own life earlier this year, May 19. He penned a heartfelt open letter to his friend in response to his suicide. “I’m still weeping…You have inspired me in many ways you could never have known. Your talent was pure and unrivalled. Your voice was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped into one.” He continued, “I can’t image a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life.” These words are more poignant now in the wake of Chester Bennington’s death than ever.

Linkin Park had released their latest studio album One More Light in May and were due to begin their upcoming tour in Boston this Thursday.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington is survived by his wife and six children.

Watch Linkin Park’s latest video, Talking to Myself:

Soundgarden Vocalist Chris Cornell Dies Age 52

Chris Cornell, vocalist of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave has died aged 52.

Brian Bumbery, Chris Cornell’s representative, confirmed that the artist had died on Wednesday 17 in Detroit, hours after playing a concert with Soundgarden. He called the death “sudden and unexpected.”

Soundgarden, along with cult giants Nirvana and Pearl Jam, were a part of the emerging grunge scene of the late 80s and early 90s, famed for bringing their heavy, angsty sound into the mainstream with hits like Black Hole Sun (1990) and Pretty Noose (1996). Soundgarden had cracked the charts in the United States selling over 10 million albums; the band won two Grammy awards and were nominated for nine. Soundgarden had split up up in 1997 but later reunited in 2010 releasing new works. Their most recent album was King Animal released back in 2012, but members of the band had been working on new tracks over the past 12 months.

Chris Cornell had public struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol throughout his career and had a stint in rehab in 2003 where upon he remained sober ever since. He told Spin magazine, “I actually like rehab a lot. It’s like school; it’s interesting.” In a later interview with Details magazine, he said, “When I transitioned into adulthood—high-stakes emotional responsibilities—I did everything I could get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it. The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the first time, you don’t know that that’s your fate.”

Celebrities have flooded twitter with tributes to Chris Cornell:

Elton John:
“Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.”

Dave Navarro:
“SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP”

The vocalist’s wife and family are said to be stunned at the unexpected news and have asked for privacy during this time. Chris Cornell’s representatives have said that his family will work closely with medical examiners to determine the cause of death.

Rising Hip-Hop Artist Releases New Single

Rising hip-hop artist Chef Dellaqwha, born Mortese Cobbs, released new single, “Another Dimension” on March 9 2017; the latest in a string of street successes in the rapper’s musical career.

The Chicago-native attributes family life and time in prison to the influence behind his work. These major upheavals had changed his perspective and pushed him to break the mould, and the result is inspiring. “I was tired of running into dead ends,” he said, “so I made a commitment to myself that I was going to do everything in my power to change my lifestyle.”

Chef Dellaqwha—who is set to hit the stage at Lollapalooza this summer—first made waves in the scene in 2015 with his debut album “City of the Skullz” which received positive reactions. Not constrained to a single theme, the rising hip-hop artist uses rhyme to explore love and hate and the ups and downs of life.

“I was waiting for the music business to discover me instead of investing in myself”—Chef Dellaqwha


Watch Chef Dellaqwha’s “Another Dimension”, here:

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Applying for Your Dream Job

College News explores how to apply for your dream job—without the skill set.

The daunting task of applying for your dream job fresh out of college is met with the even more daunting list of “skills required” at the point of application. For most students, this overwhelming list of “things-we-can’t-do” is enough to scare us away. But major hiring managers attest to giving it your best shot and applying for your dream job anyway.

What skills do you actually need for your dream job?

While the list of skills on a job spec may seem profuse, it’s essentially an employer’s wish list of candidate attributes. The general rule is that if you have at least 50 percent of the skills required, then you should go confidently forward in your job application. Since you probably have some of the skills you’ll see listed, the goal suddenly becomes reachable.

A careerbuilder.com survey found that 16 percent of employers valued soft skills over hard skills— soft skills that students tend to acquire throughout their time at university. The survey’s top 10 soft skills included a strong work ethic, self-motivation, management of multiple priorities and effective communication.

Jeff Vijungco, Adobe VP of global talent selection and development, said “We want individuals with a unique skill set that complements the team, a sense of urgency to deliver beyond what’s possible and ‘we’ rather than ‘me’ team players,” in a 2014 post on LinkedIn by Brendan Browne.

Reach out to those working in your desired industry and pick their brains over a cup of coffee before applying for your dream job. Their personal experience with the job, with what’s expected of them and how they have progressed in their careers will help you make sense of which path to take in your own.

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Network offline

You will find that a lot of job vacancies aren’t actually advertised, and so building a professional network in your industry is a key component to moving towards your dream job. Attend industry events, lectures and seminars, and take training classes to get a feel for the industry and to get to know important people.

When building your professional network, it is important to communicate with effective language as you discuss your experiences. These include words such as “achieved,” “managed,” “resolved,” and “influenced” followed by specific examples, showcasing your personality and skills to prospective employers.

Learn the skills you need

Alternatively, research the skills you might need before applying for your dream job and acquire them. For example, if your dream job is to design magazines, then design a magazine. Pull together a team of people to help plan, write and produce the project for an impressive portfolio that not only shows functional ability, but exhibits initiative, project management and problem solving.

You might want to consider freelancing for companies similar to the one you’d like to work for to build experience and a reputation as someone who delivers work with quality results. This is also an effective way to build your network and to build on soft skills such as time management and organization.

Personality counts

When you finally get the call to come in for an interview, the hiring manager will (consciously or not) make mental notes about your personality. Recruiters will look for those with attributes that fit the organization. Rosy Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder said that companies look for “someone who is not only proficient in a particular function, but also has the right personality,” in a report by businessnewsdaily.com. “It’s important to highlight soft skills that can give employers an idea of how quickly you can adapt and solve problems, whether you can be relied on to follow through, and how effectively you can lead and motivate others,” she said.

The interview is the time to convey that you have leadership skills, are trustworthy and can motivate yourself and others in difficult situations. The right personality can be the difference between getting your dream job or not.

Even though you may have done everything you can to snap up your dream job, rejection happens. Ask hiring managers for some feedback regarding your application and make notes for a more successful “next time.”

Do you have any personal experiences with applying for your dream job? Let College News know!

Further reading: First Day at a New Job

Seven Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

On the seventh day of Christmas, CN gave to me, the gift of giving!

The holidays are a time of celebration, of stuffing our faces and of receiving (often expensive) Christmas gifts, but it’s also important to give back this holiday season, to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. The bleak truth that we are often guilty of overlooking, is that many people across the country live below the poverty line, many are homeless and many are lonely with no family to enjoy it with. This is why we’ve compiled a list of seven ways you can give back this holiday season.

Stock up on your karma for the year and help make others feel loved with our seventh day of Christmas gift of giving.

Spend time with the elderly

While we have seats at the table specially reserved for our grandparents, there are many lonely elderly people who have little to no family left to celebrate the holidays with. No one wants to be alone at Christmas and this rings particularly true for the elderly. Perhaps you have elderly neighbors who you know will be on their own this holiday season? Go knock on their door, take them some tasty treats and have a chat with them—this seemingly small gesture will be hugely appreciated and remembered. Alternatively, if you have a spare chair at the table on the big day, then go that step further and invite them over; be their family for the day.

Clear out wardrobes and bookshelves

Kill two birds with one stone as you give back this holiday season by having a big winter clear out and doing your charitable duty. Dig out clothes you no longer wear and books you no longer read and donate them to your local thrift or Salvation Army store. Thrift stores offer those less fortunate good quality clothes and items, such as books, for a fraction of the price they’d be sold for if new. Clothes and books are always a welcome donation, so get digging!

Give back this holiday season, feed the hungry

Give back this holiday season and volunteer just a few hours of your time to a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Being homeless is a terrible situation that thousands find themselves in all over the country and it can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, Reuters reported that over 500,000 people were homeless in the United States by the end of 2015 alone. This difficult circumstance can be made a little easier over the cold months with volunteers (like you!) who can feed and give them a sense of community and joy at this time of the year. A quick google search will give you details of your local kitchen, so sign up and feed the hungry this year.

Toys for Tots

Do you remember as a child when Christmas morning was perhaps the most exciting day of your life? You’d been waiting for this moment—the moment Santa left presents under your beautifully lit tree. You had been making wishes upon a star all year and shiny gift wrapped boxes awaited you, filled with all you had hoped for. Sadly, this is not the case for so many children in the United States. Many families are living in such poverty that parents simply cannot afford to buy gifts for their children. Toys for Tots is a great organization that collects toys, books and other gifts for less fortunate children at Christmas time. See http://www.toysfortots.org for more information on how you can give back this holiday season and donate today.

Volunteer at an animal shelter

Us humans aren’t the only creatures in need of love during the winter. Give back this holiday season by volunteering at a local animal shelter. Often, dogs and cats are abandoned, unwanted or abused and animal shelters find it difficult to find homes for a lot of them. Spending some time with these loving and faithful creatures, just walking and playing with them will not only give you some perspective, but will bring huge joy to the animals left out in the cold this Christmas.

Bake extra and gift your neighbors

Do you often bake cakes and cookies over the holiday period? There’s often more left over than we are able to eat so why not bake a little extra this year and surprise your neighbors with edible delights made especially with them in mind. This is an unexpected gift and one that is sure to put a smile on faces! A lovely treat like this without expectation of something in return will make you feel good during the festivities—we promise.

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Send Christmas cards

People rely so much on emails, text messaging and social media that we’ve almost forgotten how to communicate any other way. Give back this holiday season by letting your loved ones know that you’re thinking about them by sending Christmas cards via mail. Let them know that you are grateful for all of the love, friendship and help they’ve given you this past year.

If you have ideas on ways to give back this holiday season, let College News know!

Sundara Karma Interview

College News had the lucky chance to catch up with Sundara Karma vocalist, Oscar

Hailing from Berkshire, England, young band Sundara Karma have just finished a tour in the United States with their tracks played on BBC radio and NME. Huffington Post has described Sundara Karma as “Young musicians of the moment”, while The Guardian say that they’re “Indie-Springsteens with arena ambitions”; this band is one to look out for as their album is released January 6, 2017. College News had the chance to catch up with the band’s vocalist, Oscar, to talk about what it’s like to be in a band and his advice for those wanting to journey into the world of music in this honest and truly charming interview.

College News: Hi Oscar! You guys are well into tour promoting your new EP, Loveblood with Sundara Karma—you must be so excited! Tell us about the experience so far? 
Oscar Pollock:
It’s been very intense and we’ve met a lot of interesting people but we will always miss our mums when away from home.

CN: Tell us a funny story from one of your nights on the road/stage.
When we we’re in Chicago we all decided to get PMA tattooed on our ankles. We each did a letter on each other to make it even more personal and hilarious. It’s traditionally a straight edge tattoo which makes it even funnier as we drink far too many mojitos to ever be considered straight edge.

CN: Could you tell College News a little backstory behind Sundara Karma? (Beautiful name, by the way!)
Thanks! Well, we’ve been a band for seven years now, we all met when we we’re 14 through school and I guess something just clicked. The angels must’ve been watching!

CN: What’s a typical “day in the life” for you when you’re in the process of writing new material?
Isolation. I can only really create when I’m 100% alone. I like to shut myself off from everyone. If nothing is coming then I’ll go for long walks, paint, meditate, do yoga – anything to help me feel connected to that ever-present creative flow. When I’m writing, and I mean when I’m writing good shit, it’s like where the fuck did that come from, almost as if I wasn’t really there. So the more I can get into that state the better. The state of selflessness. 

“”When I’m writing, and I mean when I’m writing good shit, it’s like where the fuck did that come from, almost as if I wasn’t really there.””—Oscar

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CN: What’s the hardest thing about being in a band?
The hardest thing about being in a band is also one of the best things, the debauchery A.K.A. the damage. When touring, we party, we really go for it. I think it’s ‘cause it keeps us sane. The downfall is when I get home I feel really depressed and lost and uninspired so I’ve got to work on finding a balance, I guess.

CN: What gives you inspiration when writing lyrics for Sundara Karma?
A lot of it definitely comes from personal experience. Whether I may or may not be going through that exact emotion I’m writing about doesn’t matter, as long as I’ve felt it and can write about it honestly. Other forms of art and literature inspire ideas too.

CN: Who would you say your main influences are as a band (musician or not)?
Jim Morrison, Roger Waters, David Bowie, Ninja, Scott Walker.

CN: What plans do you have for the future?
Our album comes out in January and we hope to be playing lots and lots of shows off the back of it, help get the album out to the people.

CN: What advice would you give to those wanting to start a band?
Figure out what it is you want (this can take many years so don’t try to rush it), hold that fantasy as clearly as you can in your mind and keep it bright and shining, don’t let anyone sway you from that majestic path until you have reached your goal, and always, fuk da 5y5tem.

CN: And finally, Christmas is super close—how are you guys celebrating this year?
I’m with my mum for Christmas and I think the plan is to drink lots of wine and smoke many cigarettes.

To find out more about Sundara Karma, visit: Sundarakarma.co.uk

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The Traveling Ones Interview

Darling duo, The Traveling Ones, are emerging in the Texas music scene with their earthy, organic sound. Bound to win hearts on their tour this year, The Traveling Ones are promoting their debut album “Meet Me There” which was released on February 3rd. Emily and Justin gave a little time to College News to talk memories, inspiration and future plans.

College News: Firstly (a generic one!) tell us the story of how you both met.
Justin and I met at an open mic in Austin called House Wine. I hadn’t been out to play in a while and decided it was time to go out and meet some new people. As I walked in, there were two guys jamming before things got started, so I asked if I could sit with them. They said of course and so I sat down to listen. Justin was hanging out across the table, playing rhythm, while this other dude was trying to solo. I say trying to solo, because he was awful, and kept giving me the eye that said, “Look how awesome I am, baby,” raising his eyebrows and everything. All I could think about was how terrible he was and how he was giving me the creeps. Justin always says at that point, he saw my reaction, and decided to sit back, because that guy was gunna make him look really good. His plan worked too. The other guy left before the open mic even started, which we thought was funny, and immediately started laughing about it. I can’t even remember exactly what we talked about, all I know is that we were cracking jokes the whole time. I also remember going to work the next day, and couldn’t wait to tell my friends how I might have met someone special. Turns out I was right!

“I also remember going to work the next day, and couldn’t wait to tell my friends how I might have met someone special. Turns out I was right”—Emily on meeting Justin


CN: Your sound has been described as earthy—where does your inspiration for your unique sound come from?
I think a lot of our influences, have a pretty natural sound, which we draw from. I always say that simplicity is underrated, because there is so much beauty in the simple things. That comes through in our music by letting lyrics and instruments speak for themselves.

CN: Tell us about your writing process?
For this album, Emily and I were learning how to write together. In the beginning, one of us would bring a mostly finished song to the table and we’d polish it off together. But by the end of the album we were co-writing entire songs. One of us would have some kind of inspiration or idea for a song and we’d sit down and write it out together. “Red Lights” was written this way and we both feel it’s our best song on the album.

CN: Tell us about The Traveling One’s debut album—what can our readers expect from this?
The album is called “Meet Me There” and it’s about the unexpected nature of life. Emily and I drew heavily from our personal experiences for this one and I think that really comes through. They say “write what you know” and we did just that. These songs are very honest and the melodies are simplistic and raw. You’ll also hear a variety of different genres on the album. I think that’s a testament to our combined musical backgrounds as well as the fact that, at this point, we’re still figuring out our sound.

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CN: What do The Traveling Ones have in store for 2017?
Well besides releasing our first album, on Feb. 3rd, we’ll be doing a regional tour around Texas including Dallas, Ft Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. After we finish our tour, we’ll be looking towards SXSW, and showcases that go along with that. We’re also excited that we will have a “Hear Texas Here”” listening station and window banner up at Waterloo Records for the month of March. After some of the Spring madness subsides we’ll be playing some festivals during summer.
We’re hoping to follow that with a fall tour, and look into what radio promotion is all about. We’ve got a lot of plans, but we’re hungry for 2017!

CN: What’s your favorite memory from a show?
There have been a few for sure, one of them is from a show we played at Lambert’s, and it was some guys 60th birthday. He was dancing with all the ladies all night! It’s always fun to see people get on their feet and dance.

CN: If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be and why?
We’d both LOVE to collaborate with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Frankly, we’d settle for sitting in a room with them as we decide to quit music all together! On a more serious note, their songs are just so organic sounding. It would be incredible to tap into that process and push our own abilities. Their definitely our vote for best band around.

CN: Do you have any fun facts to share with us?
Emily is actually a fantastic chef. She makes all the hand-made pasta for the corporate kitchen at the Apple Campus in Austin. If we weren’t doing this, we’d probably be opening a restaurant or bed & breakfast or something. Thank God for music!

Check out the Traveling Ones’ tour schedule, here. 

Like upcoming music? Read: College News Talks Music with Upcoming Artist SEE

DevilDriver Interview

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara takes 10 to talk tour, family and weed

Groove-metal band DevilDriver are about to hit the road on their headline Bound by the Road North American tour after the release of their seventh studio album, Trust No One. 

Vocalist Dez Fafara gave College News a few minutes to talk yoga on tour, the importance of family and weed politics.

COLLEGE NEWS: First of all, thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Let’s talk about the album release of Trust No One. How does this album represent the growth of DevilDriver compared with the last six studio albums? 
DevilDriver records always sound different in one way or another from each other but Trust No One has a very raw edge to it. Coupled with catchy hooks and groovy riffs (something we are known for), the record takes you to many places lyrically and is very cohesive. It’s our highest charting album to date. Most people who have heard it say we caught a certain energy on this one that defines our sound, I’ll agree.

CN: Where do you get inspiration for writing?
Inspiration comes from everywhere but primarily personal issues I have dealt with or watched others go through. I tend to write about the physiological view pertaining to how humans treat each other in different scenarios.

CN: The line-up for the North American tour looks great and you must be excited with this being the first headline tour for you in three years! How do you prepare for tour? 
Preparation is as follows: daily treadmill, yoga, eating right and get ready for a long, grindy tour. I’m excited the bill is great and this should be an amazing show. DevilDriver is bringing massive production, video walls etc. so people are going get what they pay for.

 “Honestly, what’s on the road stays on the road when it comes to stories”—Dez Fafara


CN: Do you have any funny stories from past tours to share?
Honestly what’s on the road stays on the road when it comes to stories, I’m always asked “”tell me about a funny thing on tour “”… my answer is always the same.

CN: Tell us about the very first show you ever had with DevilDriver?
We played at a small bar in Santa Barbara (where we originated) in front of maybe 200 people, it was a good start.

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CN: How is a typical day on tour for you? 
Go to bed about 3-4am—wake up about 1-2pm – stretch, have Tea, call my wife, get in some exercise, find a shower, find food, do interviews, do meet and greets, have some alone time – then two hours before show time the back lounge is jamming to music with good friends – then show time. Repeat (for 20 years).

CN: Is it hard being away from family when on tour? 
That’s the hardest thing as I’m a real family man and have been with my wife almost 19 years and I miss my kids (I have 3 sons) my great dane  cats etc.but I also go crazy at home as I’m built to be on the road it’s the only life I know so it’s a tough line to walk, but I manage.

CN: You took time off in November and December to record something “very special” and there have been rumours you might be producing Necrophagist’s new album. Let’s clear this up—is this true?
Not doing anything but hanging with my family in front of the fireplace taking much needed time off before this year gets kicking … I’ll do 280 shows minimum this year. 

CN: What is the next stage for DevilDriver once the tour finishes? 
Lots of touring this year and next year.

CN: Finally, (and a little off topic)—Weed. Should it be legal everywhere?
Yes, marijuana should be legal everywhere—not only for its calming power, but it’s medicinal powers as well. Big Pharma doesn’t want this because they would rather get seizure patients hooked on 30 different pills for thousands a month than watch a patient smoke a joint and immediately STOP tremors…
HEMP—no more cutting down trees for wood or paper products. 
SEEDS—most powerful source of protein on the planet. 
I could write a manifesto regarding this question.

Check out Devildriver in North America, here.

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2017 Oscar Nominations

The Academy Awards nominations have just been announced

The 89th annual awards, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel live on ABC on February 26 2017, has just announced this year’s Oscar nominations.

The sensational “La La Land,” which won a record-setting seven awards at the golden globes earlier this year, has just garnered 14 Oscar nominations, tying with the likes of “Titanic” for the most Oscar nominations for any movie till date. The nominations for the film include best director, best actor and best song.

As was expected, emotional heavy-hitter “Moonlight” did exceptionally well, leaving with eight nominations, second behind “La La Land”. Nominations include best director and best supporting actor.

Perhaps surprising considering its huge box office success, anti-Hollywood hit “Deadpool” left with no nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.

The Oscar nomination results for 2017 are as follows:

Best picture

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Lead actor

Casey Affleck; “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield; “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling; “La La Land,”
Viggo Mortensen; “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington; “Fences”

Lead actress

Isabelle Huppert; “Elle”
Ruth Negga; “Loving”
Natalie Portman; “Jackie”
Emma Stone; “La La Land”
Meryl Streep; “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Supporting actor

Mahershala Ali; “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges; “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges; “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel; “Lion”
Michael Shannon; “Nocturnal Animals”

Supporting actress

Viola Davis; “Fences”
Naomie Harris; “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman; “Lion”
Octavia Spencer; “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams; “Manchester by the Sea”

Best director

Damien Chazelle; “La La Land”
Mel Gibson; “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins; “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan; “Manchester by the Sea”
Denis Villeneuve; “Arrival”

Animated feature

“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”

Animated short

“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”

Adapted screenplay

“Hidden Figures”

Original screenplay

“20th Century Women”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea”


“La La Land”

Best documentary feature

“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America”

Best documentary short subject

“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film

“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”

Best foreign language film

“A Man Called Ove”
“Land of Mine”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Film editing

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”

Sound editing

“Deep Water Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”

Sound mixing

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Rogue One”
“13 Hours”

Production design

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land”

Original score

“La La Land”

Original song

Audition (The Fools Who Dream), “La La Land”
Can’t Stop the Feeling!, “Trolls”
City of Stars, “La La Land”
The Empty Chair, “Jim: The James Foley Story”
How Far I’ll Go, “Moana”

Makeup and hair

“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”

Costume design

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“La La Land”

Visual effects

“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Jungle Book”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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