Yep, I'm at it again, but this time with a new game that I think all you writer types will enjoy, and so will teachers and kids--it's for ages 8 to adult. Check out my Kickstarter video below--some of the...
I couldn’t resist passing this Huffington Post article by Oliver Tearle along. Among the 12 fascinating facts is this one: Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was a descendant of one of the Salem witches. Bradbury was descended from Mary...
David Larned is a portrait artist, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, who also paints still life and landscape. Larned uses a restrained palette, and often a restrained range of values, giving his work a strong feeling of harmony. In his portraits, which range from formal and corporate to informal and family oriented, he seems to […]
Long time readers of Lines and Colors will know that I’m an admirer of the work of illustrator and painter James Gurney. I also love dinosaurs and paleontological art, an area in which Gurney is one of the foremost artists working today, so I was delighted to receive a review copy of Gurney’s instructional DVD […]
How wonderful and strange these all are! (Images above: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Lucian Freud, Judith Leyster, Thomas Eakins, Ila Schütz, Howard Chandler Christy, Jan Lievens, Paul Cézanne)
The usual litany of painting genres goes: “portraits, figurative, landscape and still life”, and brushes over the unfairly neglected subject of room interiors. Tezh Modarressi, originally from Baltimore and now based in Philadelphia, is an artist who takes room interiors as her primary subject. She seeks out old buildings and portrays their weathered, textural surfaces […]
Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him.
The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes, Episode 120, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, are you high right now? Craig: No, I’m not […]
Five large paintings by Matt Lifson all show virtually the same enigmatic subject -- what appears to be a makeshift tent in the woods at night. But slight differences in tonality, lighting and paint-handling among the five generate unexpected responses.
Samyang has announced the 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS SC, a wide-angle manual focus prime for APS-C format cameras. It's the company's first lens to feature nano crystal coating for increased light transmission and reduced internal reflections. Show More Summary
In today's Wall Street Journal drama column I report enthusiastically on two A.R. Gurney productions, the premiere in New York...
In today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column I reflect on the novels of Elmore Leonard and the limitations of pop...
"Even a Saint finds it hard, now and again, to be quite sure why he is doing a thing. It...
From Gene Davis in the 1960s to Tim Bavington in the 2000s, stripes have been a resilient format for abstract paintings. That's surprising, given the seemingly limited range of possibilities of parallel straight lines on a canvas.
NASA joined the worldwide wave of tributes to South African statesman Nelson Mandela by highlighting an image of his native land as seen from the International Space Station. "In honor of the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away today at the age of 95, here is an i …
Unsurprisingly, greenery provides plenty of green for this week's Color Wheel.
The Twitter user formally known as Darth is a “national treasure,” according to many of his fans. He is the darling of the social media and tech elite. If you regularly use Twitter to follow memes or news, and certainly if you follow any social media or tech types, you have seen his murderously clever, […]
About Writer Unboxed began as a collaboration between aspiring novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton in January, 2006. Since then the site has grown to include ~40 regular contributors--including bestselling authors and industry leaders--and frequent guests. Show More Summary
Are you confused by self-publishing? I used to be, but not any more. Johnny and I both wrote for our own websites, and for blogs like Write to Done, for years before self-publishing 1.5 million words of fiction in 2013. Many authorsShow More Summary
1. Boy, Pig, Power at PeregrineProgram Work by Doug Ischar. PeregrineProgram is located at 3311 W. Carroll Ave. Reception Sunday, 1-4pm. 2. THE COLLECTORS / VISITATION RITES II at The Franklin The Collectors features work by Corinne Halbert, Chris Lin and Ryan Richey. Visitation Rites II is curated by Chris Smith and E. Aaron Ross. […]