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The Most Anthologized Poems Of The Last 25 Years

13 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

A couple of weeks ago, Emily Temple cracked some books, ran some stats, and came up with a list (several, actually) of the most anthologized short stories of all time in the U.S. over the last 34 years. Now she's tried a similar approach with poetry.

Keyboard for the key-god

14 minutes agoArts : Yanko Design

Keyboard for the key-god I have more respect for Razer than I do for Apple because they never put their personal agenda on a higher priority than that of their...

Vampires Need to be Scary: An Interview with Andy Davidson

22 minutes agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Vampires, serial killers, and West Texas. Interview by Max Booth III Andy Davidson came out of nowhere earlier this year with his debut novel, In the Valley of the Sun, a Southern noir masterpiece about serial killers, vampires, and West Texas. Show More Summary

Visit Open Studios in a Former Officer’s House on Governors Island

30 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

The nine artists participating in AIR Gallery's inaugural residency program on Governors Island will welcome visitors into their studios on July 29 and 30. The post Visit Open Studios in a Former Officer’s House on Governors Island appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Let Great Stage Actors Be Great On Stage (Not Screen)

38 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Isaac Butler and Dan Kois: " Call it the Rylance Rule: Great stage actors can be great on film as well, but their film careers are always less interesting than their stage careers." And Mark Rylance himself is their Exhibit B; Exhibit A is Nathan Lane: "So why on earth would we want to push […]

Back Then, Traveling Was Friendlier: 19 Interesting Vintage Photos That Show How Glamorous Train Travel Used To Be

Traveling by train was pretty swanky from the 1930s to the 1960s, and it hasn't gone out of style. First class cabins were furnished like living rooms and included radio gramophones. Passengers dined on fine china and played cards to pass the time. Here's what train travel looked like in the good old days. 1. Show More Summary

Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery

41 minutes agoArts / Ceramics : Ceramic Arts Daily

Debra Oliva uses different colored clays and etches surface designs to add depth to her pots. The results look like a Samurai warrior's suit of armor.  … The post Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

This is how a $50 camera compares with a $50,000 camera

To compare a $50 camera to a $50,000 camera might seem a little unfair. And maybe it is, but whoever said that life was supposed to be fair? A battle between two video cameras at such opposite ends of the budget scale, though, does highlight some very interesting points. Show More Summary

How to Create a Pencils Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

42 minutes agoGraphic Design / Photoshop : PSDTUTS

What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pencils text effect in Adobe Illustrator using a pretty detailed pattern brush. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the body of your pencil using a bunch of rectangles. Show More Summary

Introducing Figma 2.0 with New Features with Prototyping and Developer Handoff

46 minutes agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

Introducing Figma 2.0 with New Features with Prototyping and Developer Handoff AoiroStudio Jul 26, 2017 We would like to share exciting news from our friends over Figma where they are introducing their newly 2.0 packed with features including Prototyping and Developer Handoff. Show More Summary

Natural light photographers, here is how to start using studio lighting

When you decide to take the step from natural light and start shooting with artificial lighting, you may not know where to start learning. Daniel and Rachel from Mango Street have teamed up with photographer Daniel DeArco to introduce you to the basics of studio lighting. Show More Summary

Double Dutch As Dance Form (Seriously)

Gia Kourlas: "Double Dutch has been a competitive sport since the 1970s, its popularity in cities intertwined with the birth of hip-hop. While just about anyone can do it, the best practitioners use athleticism, finesse and musicality to transform it from a game into a choreographic feat. Yes, double Dutch is very much an art […]

Berkshire Museum to Dump Norman Rockwells

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will be selling off Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop" and 39 other paintings to raise funds for their "New Vision" for the museum. Shuffleton's Barbershop by Norman Rockwell The paintings will be auctioned by Sothebys in the next six months and are expected to raise over $50 million. Show More Summary

How NYC’s New Cultural Plan and the “People’s Plan” Can Work Together

1 hour agoArts : Hyperallergic

After a one-and-a-half-year process, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has released its “cultural plan” for New York City. CreateNYC is a sprawling, 175-page document that is simultaneously thorough and vague, though committed to the frame of culture. Show More Summary

With TV Producers Running Out Of Books To Adapt, Where Are They Turning? Podcasts

"When television networks resort to adapting books that haven’t even been written yet," - and that's what the Game of Thrones folks are doing at this point - "it's time to start looking for new source material. Luckily, salvation might be as close as their smartphones. As the supply of books and comics ripe for […]

'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Is Creating A New Cartoon Series

Disenchantment, of which Netflix has ordered an initial 20 episodes, "is described as an adult fantasy about a crumbling medieval kingdom known as Dreamland. The central character is a hard-drinking princess, Bean, [with] her elf companion Elfo and her 'personal demon' Luci. The first 10 episodes are targeted to premiere next year."

Not in the Fast Lane: Anthony Hernandez's Photographs

2 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's current photography exhibition Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography, explores the post-World War II changes taking place in cities across the country through the eyes of ten photographers who documented these transformations.

Background Music In The Office Is Coming Back (Dept. Of Terrifying Trends From 50 Years Ago)

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"For decades, it was thought that playing music in our places of work would boost morale and productivity. Before it terrorised hotel guests and shoppers, Muzak originally set out to rally workers with 15-minute cycles of slowly climaxing, terrible music." (These days, thank heaven, offices seem to be turning to Spotify.)

This is how you clean your camera sensor and lenses by yourself

If you listen to the wider DSLR & mirrorless owning community online, cleaning your own sensor is the scariest thing in the world. We’re talking Pennywise, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees all rolled into one kinds of scary. So, we...Show More Summary

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