Complex.com: lifestyle, music, sports and fashion website. Though they still have monthly issues of the printed magazines, the website has a wider following. With a very updated and hip point-of-view for every article and news, it's definitely a site for young adults to read. My favorite feature of the site is its lists. The top 10 or top 100 lists with their own point of view gives very interesting takes on current issues.
I know it's a bit cliche because it's a very popular book that was made into a movie. But reading this during high school changed my life and how I see things. This made me believe there is a conspiracy behind everything and everyone. This made me question everything and learned not to trust. I used to love reading, from pre-teen horror stories like Goosebumps series when I was young all the way to philosophical books like The Catcher in the Rye. But I slowly saw how these books started to change my perspective and I was afraid, so I stopped reading consistently ever since.
People know him now mostly for his rants, overpriced sneakers and his wife. But we forgot he is also an amazing music producer/rapper. Each one of his albums is heavily themed and different from the rest. Through the sounds he chooses to use, the mixing, the song topics, the album cover art, the promotion campaigns, the clothes he wear, the music videos, the attitude during interviews and the concert tours, each album is iconic in its own way and symbolises his growth as an artist in this generation. Everything he do is performance art and he plays a big role in shifting culture whether we realise it's his influence or not. I grew up with his music and art and I'll forever be inspired by it.
Birdman- again. Very emotionally attached to this film. Especially when I'm trying to do art in a face paced society. Living in the Information Age where things are happening and changing everyday, this film serves as a reminder to ourselves and what we want to achieve in life. Besides the heavy content, the cinematographic is excellent. Also starring Edward Norton, he gives a world class performance of acting as an actor who is acting which, as messed up as that sounded, blurs the lines between reality and acting.
Fight Club - a classic film in my opinion. When I first watched it, I was too young to understand what was going on. I didn't like the fact that there was not much fighting scenes in a movie with such a name. Then when I got older and revisited the movie, I became very emotionally attached. I feel like everyone of us can relate to Edward Norton's character. I did my degree in film and I can say this is my favorite film to write about for my essays. This is also my favorite film to watch to remind myself how art is supposed to be made.