issue #5

The Boys from Ballarat: A Chat with Gold Fields

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Can’t stop dancing and don’t know why? It’s probably because you’ve been listening to Gold Fields, masters of hypnotic, synth-infused, tribal, dance pop, hailing all the way from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Chosen by Billboard, Dailymotion, and MTV as artists to watch in 2013, this energetic group of 20-somethings is bringing a sound to the industry that’s all their own.

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Movies, Media and Memes: Thoughts by Dr. Deshpande

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Dr. Shekhar Deshpande has a Ph.D in Communications, and is a professor and director of the Media and Communications programs at Arcadia University. With interests in film studies, world cinema, visual culture and cultural studies, we at Loco Mag knew he would be a very interesting subject, so I decided to interview him about some of his own personal opinions and “favorites.”

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Death Note: What if you could stop bad things from happening?

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With the recent Connecticut shooting it seems just as one tragedy dies down in this country another starts. Every day it’s another story like Trayvon Martin, or the shooter at The Dark Knight Rises. It’s gotten to the point that a common sentiment I hear among people is that they don’t watch the news because they don’t want to hear about all the bad things that are happening. So what if you could stop them from happening? For high school student Light Yagami, that opportunity is exactly what he is given.

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“Saying a lot with as little as possible”: An Interview with Willy Mason

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Starting in music at a young age, country-folk singer-songwriter Willy Mason has been in and around music for the majority of his young life. Releasing his debut album, Where the Humans Eat, in 2004 and his sophomore album, If the Ocean Gets Rough, in 2007, Willy spent much of the early years of his career continuously touring and bringing his music to people around the world. In 2007, he took a well-deserved break. But now, he is back, fitting in perfectly with the current nu-folk craze and the likes of The Lumineers and recent touring partners Mumford and Sons.

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