What We Heard: The Killers, live at The Grand Ole Opry, 5/12/13

What We Heard: The Killers, live at The Grand Ole Opry, 5/12/13 Music / Stuff We Love

Last Sunday, I was privileged enough to catch The Killers perform at one of Nashville’s most famed venues, The Grand Ole Opry House.  For me, this was pretty special on two counts. First and foremost, I love The Killers.  They have certainly come a long way from that unintelligible, yet danceable, “you had a boyfriend […]

Brood II is for Beginners.

Brood II is for Beginners. In The News / Stuff We Love

If you live in a one of the half dozen or so states that will be experiencing the emergence of 17 year Cicadas I have one thing to say to you: Don’t freak out. They don’t bite, they won’t take money out of your wallet, and they’re only around for a few weeks. That already […]

Griffin Designer Series : Rudy Vogel

Griffin Designer Series : Rudy Vogel Community / Photography / Stuff We Love

To Rudy Vogel, a digital photo is a palette of colors, shadows, shards of light, and textures for him to manipulate like a painter manipulates oils. He works exclusively in digital art generated through image capture. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who looks closely at his artwork. Because a close look plunges […]

Three Great Apps To Take Outdoors This Weekend

Three Great Apps To Take Outdoors This Weekend Apps / Stuff We Love / Tips & Tricks

This Saturday marks the beginning of National Parks Week. By the number of mud covered jeeps and trucks in the Griffin parking lot, you can bet we’re a wilderness loving bunch. (Imagine a group of sexy tech-smart naturalists . . . like a whole building of Bear Grylls and lady equivalents.) At 5pm you can […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 6

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 6 Photography / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

2 HDR or Not 2 HDR? You’ve seen them: photos with colors so rich they look like they’ve been dipped in butter. Landscape shots that must have been taken on an alien planet, because the colors in them can’t possibly exist on this one. Objects in these photos sometimes appear to have glowing halos. Such […]

A Hard Day's Night

What’s the best Beatles album? Wrong! Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

As my wife, or anyone that’s had a beer with me, will tell you, I bear the onerous burden of walking this world, being right. About everything. For example, I can say with some authority that the Beatles are the best rock band ever, and your opinion about them is wrong. Sorry, that’s just the […]

Griffin Designer Series Featured Artist : Rachel Karr

Griffin Designer Series Featured Artist : Rachel Karr Community / Fashion / New / Photography / Stuff We Love

Rachel does photography and paint. The Jellyfish photos in her Designer Series contributions are multimedia works that combine her fascination with jellyfish and cephalopods with her nighttime photography, and with imagery from the painting techniques she developed with glazes on large canvases. Of the 4 images repesented in the Designer Series, JellyFish 2 is her […]