Issue 3: Perception

Published July 2010

Chance encounters can cause a shift in perceptions. This issue reminded us that we are here to be a voice, a platform for people who are underrepresented and a medium to showcase all the people doing some really cool stuff.



No Arms, No Legs - No Worries!

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Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs, shifts our perceptions of what it means to be happy. [sidebar] The beaches of Waikīkī were crowded as normal the day that Nick Vujicic went out for a surf. It was the first time he would attempt the sport. He remained flat on his stomach the first few times, “but soon as I achieve something,” the Austra[...]

Rewriting Hip-Hop

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One Filipino-American emcee is articulating a different message of hip-hop, using it as a vehicle to organize and mobilize his communities for social change. “We’re not against rap. We’re not against rappers. But we are against those thugs ...” Those were the words uttered by Reverend Calvin Butts and immortalized by rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in t[...]

What is Art?

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As TCM gears up for their fourth Biennial exhibition this September, we sit down with participating artists, Scott Yoell and Maika'i Tubbs with hopes of answering the enigmatic question: What is art?

Sabrina at SXSW 2010

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If you had told me a year ago that in 2010 I would be invited to play at the SXSW Music Festival, I would have laughed and said, “Yeah right, in my dreams!” What a difference a tweet makes.
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