Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DJ Harvey - Wildest Dream

DJ Harvey's Wildest Dreams on Nowness.com

Today, DJ Harvey reveals the video for "Last Ride," the latest single to emerge from his lovingly received Wildest Dreams project. Streaming exclusively on NOWNESS, the George Trimm-directed film is a cool cut of retrofitted surfadelica. It's a reminder that Harvey first conceived Wildest Dreams to score a friend's surf movie, the way The Sandals did a whole album for the shimmering seminal 1966 classic The Endless Summer. The video for "Last Ride" is Harvey's edit of the surf footage.

Travel: Still Time to Save on Travel Deals to Folsom Street Fair

There's still time to book your trip to San Francisco for the Folsom Street Fair. Check out these deals from Folsom's travel partners.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Book now at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Hotel Triton, or Prescott Hotel, and receive 20% off of these select properties. Perfectly situated in downtown San Francisco around Union Square, all three are just a short walk to the fairgrounds for Up Your Alley or Folsom Street Fair. Click HERE for Kimpton's special landing page, and enjoy the luxury of one of these premier boutique hotels. Rate code: FETISH. Book now, and don't miss out!


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The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco. Our 236 rooms offer large picture windows, plush Frette bedding, mini bars, flat-panel TVs, and a variety of on-demand programming. Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen, located in the hotel, is open all day for a casual drink or bite to eat. Work off dinner at our fully equipped on-site fitness center featuring Precor equipment. Our hotel's focus on guest comfort and our outstanding location will ensure your stay in San Francisco will be exactly what you had in mind. BOOK NOW!

Colorado Ski Resorts Raise the Bar on Guest Experience for 2014/2015 Season

In the wake of a memorable 2013-14 Colorado ski season that set a record for statewide skier visits, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are aiming to maintain that positive momentum by investing in guest-facing amenities and operations improvements that will further enhance every facet of the skier and snowboarder experience, on and off the slopes.

From major investments in hotels, on mountain dining and learning centers for young skiers and snowboarders, to new chairlifts, groomers, and snowmaking systems; CSCUSA resorts continue to hold guest satisfaction in the highest regard and make concrete improvements that will maintain and enhance the premier skiing and snowboarding experience at Colorado resorts.

After the jump is a summary of the many upgrades at CSCUSA resorts guests will enjoy during the 2014-15 ski season.

Study examines LGBT youths in L.A. foster programs

Nearly a fifth of young people in Los Angeles County foster care programs identify as LGBTQ, according to a study by the Williams Institute and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. LGBT youths in the foster care system are twice as likely as their non-LGBT counterparts to report poor treatment, the study notes.

DOD commission explores options for openly transgender military service

A report released yesterday by a commission of retired generals and Defense Department officials has found that the Pentagon could open the Armed Forces to transgender applicants immediately without major changes to existing regulations. 

"[F]ormulating and implementing inclusive policy is administratively feasible and neither excessively complex nor burdensome," the report said. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (pictured) indicated earlier this year that he is open to reviewing the military's policy on transgender service.

Judges dismantle arguments against Ind., Wis. marriage bans

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court last week expressed strong skepticism over the constitutionality of Indiana's and Wisconsin's marriage equality bans. The judges harshly questioned attorneys defending the ban and disputed the idea that the bans were not causing harm to adopted children of same-sex couples. The panel's ruling will likely be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Amazon to Debut Jill Soloway’s Highly-Anticipated Dark Comedy Transparent on September 26

Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under) dark comedy Transparent on Friday, September 26 exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US and UK. Starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Transparent follows the Pfeffermans—a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.

Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, Transparent is a ten episode, half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their childrenmeandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.

Do You Like the View From the Top? Check Out Colorado's Scenic Waterfall Hikes

Sometimes the best satisfaction at the end of a tough hike, besides that “ah, I’ve made it!” moment, is being greeted with amazing views. And nothing quite adds to the views of stunning mountain valleys and peaks like a tall, cascading waterfall. Colorado is filled with beautiful mountain waterfalls that are not to be missed. From one of the state’s most visited waterfalls, Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, to the tallest free falling falls in Colorado, Bridal Veil Falls, check out a sampling of some local favorites that are well worth the trek after the jump.  

One Colorado announces 2014 legislative endorsements

From Dave Montez, Executive Director, One Colorado:

 LGBT Coloradans and our families know how important elections are -- and we've seen firsthand the difference a pro-equality majority can make. In 2012, we watched our state legislature shut down over civil unions, simply because opponents of equality wanted to use our families as a political football.
But after that painful defeat two years ago, we stepped up. With your support, One Colorado talked to tens of thousands of voters on the phone and at their doors -- and together, we elected a fair-minded majority. Since then, we’ve made significant progress. We passed civil unions and stronger workplace protections for our families, repealed Colorado’s own version of the anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, and expanded access to health care for LGBT Coloradans.

Still, as we head into the 2014 election, we know our work isn’t done. Our goal is full equality for all Coloradans. Click here to see which pro-equality candidates have pledged to stand up for our families at the Capitol, and help us ensure they win in November.
Our list of state legislative endorsements includes 47 leaders -- Democrats and Republicans -- who will work to advance a fair and just Colorado alongside Governor Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick, who we endorsed last month. Their support and their advocacy will be vital to our success, so we need your help to get the message out and make sure they come out on top!

In 2012, some of our endorsed candidates won their race by less than a 100-vote margin -- that's razor-thin. We can't leave anything to chance, so click here to find out how you can help elect a pro-equality majority on November 4th!
Remember: we're not at the finish line yet. It's going to take allies at the Capitol and at the state level to finish the job. Over the weeks remaining until Election Day, we're going to be in a full-on sprint -- can we count on you to have our back?

Moses Gunn Collective - Shalala

Moses Gunn Collective is a 4-piece psych-rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Combining psychedelic dream pop with soulful crooning and howling riffs, the band creates music that feels classic and refreshing all at once. The sound comes from an eclectic mix of established musicians and draws from their individual projects (Orphans Orphans, The Belligerents, The Furrs, Morning Harvey, The Family Jordan). After a few years establishing themselves as local favourites in the exploding Brisbane music scene the boys have now been introduced nationally and to the world, with their latest single "Shalala" scoring national radio rotation, video airplay on the Australian cable music channel Channel [V], and critical acclaim throughout the international blog community.

A blissed out ode to death, “Shalala” is a dreamy psych-rock anthem that draws you in and swallows you up. Life ain't fair, but we're all gonna die someday so don't get hung up on the little things and don't be afraid. Forget your worries and dive deep into the melancholic beauty you're lucky enough to experience. Don't bow your head when you lie in your deathbed, just sing "Shalala".

Out Actors Jason Stuart & Tank Burton Talk New Movie 'Love Is Strange'

LOVE IS STRANGE is a movie from filmmaker Ira Sachs about gay marriage and family showing up no matter what. Actors JASON STUART & TANK BURTON never crossed paths shooting on the set, but both actors have roles in the film. Stuart plays the friend marrying John Lithgow & Alfred Molina. Burton plays a gay cop with a wife & baby.  The film also stars Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.
Stuart says,  “We met when the movie screened at Sundance, and become fast friends. Tank is a sister from another mother! I’m a gay, Jewish white man living in Los Angeles. She’s a Christian, black lesbian in New York!”
Stuart and Burton met in New York to chat about LOVE IS STRANGE. Read all about it after the jump. 

Aspen Filmfest Opening + Closing Night Films Announced

Today Aspen Film announced the Opening and Closing Night feature presentations for the 35th edition of Aspen Filmfest. THE GOOD LIE (Alcon Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, Black Label Media, Warner Bros. Pictures) launches the festival on September 26 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. This moving drama about the Lost Boys of Sudan, directed by Philippe Falardeau, stars Reese Witherspoon, Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal and Kuoth Wiel and Corey Stoll. The festival will close on October 1 with Jason Reitman's ensemble drama MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (Paramount Pictures), starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemary DeWitt and Ansel Elgort. Director and co-writer Jason Reitman is expected. Following a special community preview on September 22, Aspen Filmfest officially kicks off September 26 and runs through October 1 at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen, as well as the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The complete schedule is available starting Labor Day, September 1 at www.aspenfilm.org. Tickets go on sale September 9 through the Wheeler Opera House Box Office www.aspenshowtix.com.

Once again Aspen Filmfest will also cast a spotlight on documentary filmmaking. As previously announced, Alan Hicks' award-winning KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON (Radius/TWC), an inspiring portrait of friendship and music produced by Quincy Jones and Boulder-based Paula DuPre' Pesman, will screen earlier on September 26. Jesse Roseler's festival favorite, THE STARFISH THROWERS, an affecting look at the fight against hunger, will lead into Closing Night on October 1.

"We are thrilled to present these wonderful films, the caliber of which our film-loving community looks forward to every fall," said Aspen Film's Co-Director, Laura Thielen. "Eclectic in tone and storytelling, they each celebrate filmmaking at its finest: entertainment that will engage audiences in character, craft and conversation long after the lights come up."

Set early in the fall awards season, Aspen Filmfest will preview a selection of high-profile fall releases, as well as acclaimed documentaries, independent productions and award-winning features from the international and US festival circuit. The festival will welcome filmmaker guests to participate in screenings and other events.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Colorado River Outfitters Association's Wild & Wet Adventures Continue Through September

We Coloradoans are reluctant to give up the summer and so are the rivers. With early season rainfall and large amounts of snow runoff, the 2014 rafting season won’t be slowing down anytime soon. This year, Colorado river outfitters are offering customers a variety of wild and wet adventures to experience late-season rafting in Colorado in a whole new way.

Check out some examples of the specialty, late season trips available from Colorado river outfitters after the cut.

Travel: Gay Events Throughout Asia

With hundreds of fascinating international events for travelers to enjoy, there's no better time to pack your bags and visit someplace new and exciting. To make choosing your next travel destination a little easier, Passport takes you on a world tour of Asian film festivals, art exhibits, fashion shows, music concerts, sports tournaments, and more.