Sundance 2014: Drunktown’s Finest

A bleak but hopeful feature film portrays life around a New Mexico Navajo reservation

While “Drunktown’s Finest” was developed over six years of writing and a year of production and post, the creative expansion and the hurdles it leaped over en route to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival tell a greater story. The film itself—a stouthearted, emotional glimpse at life in Gallup, New Mexico, nicknamed Drunktown—weaves together the lives of three Navajo. Gallup happens to be the hometown of …

Mamacita’s Gourmet Hot Sauce

A thick, subtly spicy hot sauce that's a hometown hero in Richmond, Virginia

Making the farmers market rounds, but also available online through outreach, Mamacita’s Gourmet Hot Sauce is a Virginia’s Finest product and a local merchant favorite in its hometown of Richmond. The spicy blend carries more than enough potent flavor, since it’s made from fresh jalapeños, but its thick, substantial consistency is what really differentiates this sauce from others. Tiny bits of spice and pepper yield …

Sundance 2014: Marco F. Martinez

A straight razor shave with a master in Dove Men+Care's Park City Barbershop

In conjunction with this year’s Sundance Film Festival, grooming and skincare brand Dove Men+Care hosted a pop-up barbershop, aptly dubbed the Park City Barbershop. There, we had an opportunity to sit in the chair of Marco F. Martinez, the Master Barber and Salon Manager of The Boardroom Salon for Men—an institution sprung up in Houston, TX which has since expanded around the state. Demonstrating his …