Month: July 2017

Editor’s Note: August 2017

July 31 / 17 Vol. 5 / #8 August is here and the months are flying by. Not a lot to do this month, so this will be short and to the point. If you’ve been catching up lately, there are a few things to cover. The 4 Portal’s Governor’s Island Art Fair will be held each weekend of September. I will keep you posted on that event and a few others. I’m still doing research on art residencies and what not. Shadow Spotlight will focus on Literature. This month @The Event is heading to Vegas.  Creative Close-Up will focus on two giant comic rivals, DC and Marvel. You’ve seen the changes going on the blog site and be prepared for a lot more. Goodbye July….Hello, August!                                 Image source: Quotes Ideas                                                             …

Reflections: Enjoying the Summer

July 29 / 17 No poetry, no short story, no post….no nothing. Just take the time to enjoy the summer. Kids that means you because school is just around the corner. Be thankful and happy to enjoy your vacation with family and friends or to just be creative. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.                           Image source: Best Wallpapers & WallpaperSafar

Creative Close-Up: From Digital Music News…..

July 29 / 17 Hey everybody…it’s time for a Creative Close-Up. I found a recent article about music streaming, courtesy of Digital Music News. This has been updated to show you how much the artists are making. Read it and see for yourself. Digital Music News What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017) Daniel Adrian Sanchez    July 24, 2017 So, how much can you expect to get from Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms? Music streaming services have helped to spark a revival in the music industry.  This year alone, major labels have reported record-breaking revenue. But how much are artists actually earning? We’ve been compiling data on this for a few years.  But getting a comprehensive, overarching look is pretty difficult.  Now, Information is Beautiful has released a new infograph showing how much major streaming services actually pay.  It reflects their best efforts to amass per-stream data into one diagram. + Calculate Your Earnings from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play & More Two years ago, the team at Information is Beautiful did the same analysis.  They …

Film Review: It Follows (2015)

July 27 / 17 Picture yourself at the park enjoying the scenery, minding your own business, just enjoying the day. That changes completely when you see a woman half-naked, disheveled, but the face is just not right. There is no smile, no anger, just no emotion…She’s slowly walking towards you. The other people in the park don’t even know she’s there, that’s because they don’t see her, but you do….. This is the premise of It Follows. Confused? Well, you shouldn’t be. This supernatural horror film is different from films that you’re used to seeing. It keeps you guessing and you want to know more. Jay Height is your average college student. Everything is going well in her life. She has her family, her friends, her health, and now a new boyfriend name Hugh. The pair ends up making out in his car after a date. Everything is fine, but Jay’s world changes for the worse. She learns from Hugh that she inherited a curse, all by having sexual intercourse. He tells her that an …

No Wednz Scene…..

July 26 / 17 Hey, everybody! Wednz Scene is taking a day off, but the rest of the week will have a film review, Creative Close-Up, and Reflections. Enjoy your Hump Wednesday, be blessed.                                          image source: The Most Beautiful Beach 2017 & unknown

HALT & CATCH FIRE SEASON TEASER AND PHOTOS

July 24/ 17 Hello! TV is being added to the roster. One of my favorites shows will be leaving and I’m pretty sad and bumbed about it, but I can’t wait for the 4th and final season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. Here is a teaser preview……     THE FINAL SEASON WILL PREMIERE SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 9/8C ON AMC. Enjoy your Monday and be blessed!                                     image source: Imgur

The Editor’s Laptop…..New Stuff for the Blog

July 23 / 17 Goodbye News….Welcome to The Editor’s Laptop! Here is where I can give you updates about what’s going on with Shadowboxerinc. As you can see, there have been changes. First, there have been videos added, just to give the blog site something interesting, keep the reader’s eyes focused. Second, thing is that two new subjects have been added to art, literature, music, film, photography, fashion…..tv and games. So there will be posts added for games and tv really soon. You can now read some articles that on the right-hand side of the blog site. They will be updated every Sunday, along with This Week’s Quotes and Life Quotes. Lastly, today is the last day of Comic-Con 2017. For those of you who have attended, I hope you had a great time. I’m planning on taking my first trip there next year. I’m sure everyone is hyped about Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and many other things. So now is time to plan for next year’s Comic-Con. July is pretty much over …

@The Event: San Diego….Comic-Con International 2017

July 21 / 17 Friday is here….In this special edition of @ The Event, we’re heading over to San Diego, our last stop in the state of California. This time we’re focusing on a big event that is happening right now: Comic-Con International. Since 1970, Comic-Con has become a mecca of comics, science-fiction, film, game, art, and tv. Preview started Wednesday, July 19 and yesterday was the beginning of the event. The dates are July 19-23, 2017. Here are several other tidbits about Comic-Con. credit source: comic-con international  MISSION STATEMENT Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Let’s not forget the cosplay……. So now you have a pretty good idea what Comic-Con is. If you plan on going next year, head on over to http://www.comic-con.org for more information.  Enjoy your Friday, be blessed. For those who are at Comic-Con, …