First Kiss
Film

First Kiss

Tatia Pilieva asks 20 strangers to kiss for the first time. *** Born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, Tatia received an MFA from the American Film Institute. She began her career with experimental work in music videos and short films. Tatia’s first feature film, FOREVER, starring Deborah Ann Woll and Luke Grimes was … Continue reading

Loving Vincent
Film / Visual Art

Loving Vincent

There’s some controversy surrounding the death of Vincent van Gogh. The painter, who had a history of mental illness and died of an infection related to a gunshot wound at 37 years old, presumably shot himself in the chest. Only a few years ago, two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers put forth a more controversial theory: that … Continue reading

This is JO3
Film

This is JO3

I’ve lived in [arguably] the Middle East’s metropolis for a little over three years. Currently, 2.106 million people inhabit this 4,114 square kilometer urban jungle.  Living in a city that is self-defined as an environment of stark contrasts and great extremes, there are days when it’s hard not to feel so overwhelmed. I’ve been an nomad … Continue reading