All posts by Vivian Hua

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
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X-Ray Press – UVB-76 Album Review

Since 1982, a shortwave radio station in Russia has been transmitting the same short, monotonous buzz tone at the rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, just about 24 hours a day, every day. That station, UVB-76, has since been nicknamed “The Buzzer,” for obvious reasons. According to Wikipedia, the actual purpose of the station...Read...
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Victim of American Fear (Inspired by Oscar Grant)

Just wanted to share a painting done by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, of Oscar Grant. This is what Fazlalizadeh had to say about the piece, and about Grant, in general: “This painting is my reaction to the Johannes Mehrsele, a former BART officer, verdict and sentencing in the case of him fatally shooting Oscar Grant, an unarmed...Read...
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Martin Machado & Todd Freeman At Gallery Hijinks

Opening December 8th at Gallery Hijinks (2309 Bryant St.) in San Francisco: works by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman. The show is entitled, As It Was Before, and has a focus on artists that “use nature and science to reinterpret memories, fables and story telling.” Martin Machado Evidently, Machado will be sharing works of “an...Read...
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Freelance Whale – Enzymes Music Video

To quote Green Label Sound: “In this video for Freelance Whales’ Green Label Sound single “Enzymes,” the band drifts in and out like shadows amongst the colors. The abstract lyrics called for a video loaded with special effects to mirror the song’s metaphorical richness. Co-directors Chunwoo Kae and Ryan Demler of Neue Films created a...Read...
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Catching A Coveted Calendar!

2011 is coming! To keep track of our ever-dwindling days, why don’t we invest in some calendars? I’ve got some top-notch calendar picks for you here… if you can call all of them calendars. Are some of these more poster-like than calendar-like? Probably. Buuuuuut, your grandmother’s stereotypical calendar just isn’t that cool these days, so...Read...
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Efflorescent Landscapes By Nicholas Bohac

Sometimes when the sunshine hits things just right, you see rainbows, and sometimes, leaves in autumn glow with an otherworldly quality. If Nicholas Bohac‘s depictions of landscapes are any indicator, the world he lives in is full of these moments. In his art, cobblestone walkways look more like gem-encrusted or candy-strewn paths, and electrical towers...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part II

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #72 All That Remains For We Are Many Prosthetic Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM All That Remains vocalist, Philip Labonte, was the conceptual mastermind behind the album cover for For We Are Many. According to illustrator and designer Travis Smith, “He had a specific...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part III

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #54 The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Though the album artwork for The Black Keys’ Brothers is very obvious and literal, a lot more thought went into it than one might realize. Designer Michael Carney is the brother of drummer...Read...