Related posts:G. Love performs at Jungle Jam Saturday in Costa Rica Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair Bob Marley-branded marijuana will soon be available thanks to legalization International Book Fair, theater galore, and other happening around Costa Rica When you’re a rock star, life is far out. When you’re not quite a rock star, you may be freezing, homeless and miserable on the streets of New York City. “Being Llewyn Davis” is the Coen brothers’ latest dark-comic masterpiece, playing through next Wednsesday at Cine Magaly, Costa Rica’s most beloved and oldest art-house cinema.“Inside Llewyn Davis” plays through Jan. 22 at Cine Magaly, Barrio California, San José. Fri. & Sat. 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. 4, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. ₡2,300 ($4.50). Info: Cine Magaly Facebook page.>Lecture by Dr. Vendana ShivaAuthor-scientist Vendana Shiva describes the dangers of genetically modified foods at the University of Costa Rica. Learn just how treacherous pesticides and agribusiness can be at this day-long symposium.Presentations take place Jan. 21, University of Costa Rica campus, San Pedro. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info: Event Facebook page.Photo ExhibitionBefore he died in 1965 , photographer Manuel Gómez Miralles was considered “the visual chronicler” of Costa Rica. View his historic photographs of San José at the Center for Cultural Heritage, curated by architect Rosa Malavassi.“San José Through the Lens of Manuel Gómez Miralles” continues through Jan. 30 on the first floor of the Center for Cultural Heritage, Central Avenue, San José. Free. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Heritage Center website.La Sele vs. ChileCosta Rica faces off with Chile on Wednesday for a World Cup pre-match. Visit your favorite sports bar and cheer with fellow fans as La Sele dukes it out in the Chilean city of Coquimbo.The game kicks off Jan. 22, 6 p.m. Costa Rica time.Recycling at the MultiplazaJust when you gave up on recycling in Costa Rica, the Multiplaza pulls through. Bring your reusable paper, cans, and plastic bottles to the Escazú shopping complex, any Wednesday you like.Collection takes place Wednesdays in front of Cinemark movie theater, Multiplaza, Escazú.Free Cardio Dance and Tae Bo ClassesTone that beach body — it’s the Costa Rican summer, after all. The Aranjuez Sports Center offers free morning classes in aerobics. Families welcome.Classes take place at Aranjuez Sports Center, Barrio Aranjuez. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info: Sports Center Facebook page. Facebook Comments Jungle JamLike a tropical Bonnaroo, Jungle Jam continues to rock the rainforest this weekend, overtaking Jacó beach with bands and fans from all over the world. If you haven’t caught the first couple days, you can still hightail it to DoceLunas hotel for a wild weekend. On Saturday you can catch Slightly Stoopid, with special guest Don Carlos, and the weekend includes Max Creek, G Love, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Expendibles, Dumpstaphunk, and more. Camping passes are available, and you can even wake up early for a morning yoga session. For big concerts, you can’t beat this rumble in the jungle.Jungle Jam continues through Jan. 19. DoceLunas hotel, Jacó. Through Sun., 11 a.m.-late evening. $50-199. Info: Jungle Jam website.“Soy Cuba” ScreeningSoviet propaganda never looked so human: 1964 film “Soy Cuba” receives a screening at TEOR/éTica, where viewers can relive the plight of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Although the pro-Castro regime movie didn’t receive a U.S. release until 1995, critics have heaped praise onto the propaganda film, notably for its stunning technical achievements. One critic wrote for the San Francisco Chroncile called the movie “one of the most visually hypnotic films ever — and that’s not hyperbole.” “Soy Cuba” shows Jan. 22, TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón, San José. 7 p.m. Free. Info: Event Facebook page.Palmares Festival ContinuesRides! Churros! Cowboy hats! The colossal Palmares Festival continues throughout the week,attracting hordes of people from across the country.The Palmares Festival continues through Jan. 27. Palmares, Alajuela Province. Free. Info: fiestaspalmares.com.“Inside Llewyn Davis” Screens at Cine Magaly
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Have you ever felt the urge to donate some money to an artist after profoundly enjoying a book, movie, or song you paid nothing for? Paul Carr, of TechCrunch, got the urge this weekend when he watched a bunch of episodes of Jonathan Creek, written by English television writer David Renwick. He wanted to send Renwick some cash as a token of appreciation for his brilliant work, but could not find a readily accessible mechanism to do so.As Carr mentions, there are a number of web services that attempt to address this problem, such as Flattr, Sprinklepenny, and Kachingle. All of these sites allow content consumers to subscribe (usually $5/month), and then let you distribute your love (cash) to artists and content creators who have a Flattr/Sprinklepenny/Kachingle button on their websites. Carr proceeds to systematically point out the inherent deficiencies of each of these services (mainly that the likelihood that any of his favorite artists using one of them is very slim). Further, he details his underlying psychological motivations for wanting to show these artists his love (reward and encourage them to continue producing brilliant work), the sociological motivations of fanboydom (have others notice your appreciation/level of fandom), and ultimately, how these services satisfy none of them (giving artists pennies a month is not meaningful, and your contributions are no advertised).He concludes by outlining the four things his ideal service would do (creative forms of payment, displaying the payment publicly, allowing artists to be rewarded directly, and rewarding artists who aren’t on the service). Unfortunately, a subpoint of one of his commandments is no commissions, which would make it a bit harder to create a financially viable company.The idea is certainly interesting, and there are already a number of companies working on solving the problem. I’m sure some of them have already started looking for investors, garnering some interest from venture capital firms, and will one day raise venture funding. Even if they are able to meet Carr’s four demands, creating meaningful differentiation from PayPal will be challenging.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis