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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is A 1980s Cinematic Nostalgia Trip

WARNING – SPOILERS!!! Pac Man, Back to the Future, and Blade Runner are only a few titles that make up the 1980s cinematic nostalgia trip in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, now playing in theaters. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One follows a young man named Wade Watts who lives in a dystopian United States in 2045. Humanity, as Wade knows it, is plagued by a failing economic system, an ominous corporate-governing body, and a tainted outdoor environment, all the result of an energy crisis caused by global warming, corporate greed, and the depletion of Earth’s fossil fuels. Since the real-world is no longer a pleasant place to spend your time, Wade, like most people, spends his days in the OASIS, an interactive virtual reality comprised of games and puzzles from every video game, movie, book, or television show made primarily between 1980 and 1990, although there are a few exceptions. The OASIS is the mind-child of James Halliday (obviously Cline’s own doppelganger) who, prior to his death, left a hidden Easter Egg inside the OASIS that, if found, provides the winner with his massive fortune and control of the corporation running the OASIS, and that’s where Wade’s (or Parzival as he is named in the OASIS) story begins. Continue reading

Phenom Gold Script Tee

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The guys from Phenom have always been super clean while remaining low key. They’ve found a great aesthetic and clientele base that has allowed them to branch out into California with a 3rd location. As of late things have been slow for their flagship releases, but their “Gold Script” tee has been turning heads. Flashy, yet clean, the “Gold Script” tee is currently available for $32. If you like what you see, click the link below for a better look.

Phenom “Gold Script” Tee

New Releases @ Phenom

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Location: 2829 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Phenom recently got a few new pieces in at their Uptown location. 10 Deep’s “2080 Tech Jersey” is now available for $96 and their all new “3D Cloud” tee is available for $38. You can stop in at the location above or you can click the link below to shop online.

PhenomGlobal.com – Shop

Radius-TWC Sets June Release For ‘Snowpiercer’


After more than a year in post-production, with newly edited cuts and a delayed release, Snowpiercer is finally being set for release in June. The director’s cut has finally been approved for limited release by Radius-TWC, and the film will appear in select theaters June 27, 2014. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Ed Harris, the story follows a group of survivors on board a train that travels around the globe after a global-warming experiment whipped out almost all life on Earth. Chris Evans will first appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hits theaters next month.

MADE’s “All City” Vol 1 Cover Art


We’re finally entering the final stages of our “All City” project. The tape will feature artists from all over the world in an effort to introduce artists to other fan bases and vice versa. Peep the cover above and stay tuned for more info regarding the track list and release date.

Phenom Releases “Core Classics” Lookbook


Minneapolis based clothing brand Phenom has released a new lookbook via their website. The “Core Classics” collection features a few nice pieces for those looking to stay fresh yet bundled up. No word on when these will begin hitting shelves, but you can bet that it’ll be soon. Phenom has been quiet as of late, however it appears that they’ve been designing some pretty dope newness for 2014. Click the link below to check out the complete collection and stay tuned for more.

Phenom: “Core Collection”