Posts by Nile Cappello

June Quan of Stir and Style Talks Leaving Law for Instagram, Restaurants and Real Estate

Quan left her job as an entertainment lawyer to follow her passion (and stomach), and gravitated toward social media. From selling one-of-a-kind dishes as a vendor at Smorgasburg LA to sharing her favorite meals and restaurants with her 261k Instagram followers, June Quan does it all. The creator of the popular food, travel, fitness and fashion blog Stir and Style and @stirandstyle Instagram, Quan has emerged as an LA influencer known for embracing the hustle        …read more

TheOdd1sOut comics

James Rallison on TheOdd1sOut Comics, Animations & New Book

The creator takes us back to the beginning of TheOdd1sOut comics and his enormously popular YouTube animation channel and teases his new book. On June 14, 2012, 16-year-old James Rallison posted the first in a new webcomic on his Tumblr page. It took him 100 comics to gain 100 followers, about a year to settle on a defined style of sketching, and more than two years to make the transition to YouTube. But since these        …read more

ThinkTank Hannah Cranston

Hannah Cranston Talks ThinkTank, The Young Turks & the Future of News

Hannah Cranston of ThinkTank and The Young Turks discusses what’s involved in producing the viral news and culture videos. If you’ve been on Facebook this year, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Hannah Cranston’s face in your news feed. Perhaps you caught her rebuking media outlets for blaming women for men’s killing sprees, explaining why tourism is down in the U.S. or chronicling the rise of the alt-right. The 26-year-old cohost and executive producer of ThinkTank,        …read more

rock climbing

The Art of Routesetting: Indoor Rock Climbing with Steve Gaspar

From setting a plan to setting an empire: we talked with Head Routesetter Steve Gaspar about how he’s bringing art into indoor rock climbing. Clipped into the wall near the top of the arch in Los Angeles rock climbing gym Rockreation, head routesetter Steve Gaspar catches a drill tossed up to him from a setter below. He uses it to rotate a pinch hand hold to the left — a small tweak to a route        …read more