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We're Approaching A Major Turning Point In Trump-Era Pop Culture

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Mark Harris writes about how audiences are finding current-day resonance in properties like The Handmaid's Tale, The Americans, The Big Sick, and Dunkirk that were planned and written well before the 2016 election. However, "this moment is coming into focus just as it's about to end.... With the advent of autumn we'll move into […]

Wielding Instruments Like Weapons, a Marching Band Sweeps Through Mexico City

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Erick Meyenberg's The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg reflects on modern Mexican society as a machine powered by the mechanisms of the state. The post Wielding Instruments Like Weapons, a Marching Band Sweeps Through Mexico City appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Australia’s most successful indigenous musician has died

4 hours agoArts : Prospero

DR YUNUPINGU, an indigenous Australian musician who sold over half a million records worldwide, wrote very few songs in English.

How to Take Edits 101

4 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I explain what editing is (it's not just proofreading!) and how to take edits. Column by Christoph Paul I have seen a lot of writing advice articles throughout the years. Some great, some terrible, but I can’t recall seeing anything on the unsexy topic of how to take edits. Show More Summary

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters

The Wall Street Journal has a superb feature article, packed with photos of Apple's new headquarters, including some inside pics that I've not seen anywhere else. Related posts: A view inside Apple’s Cupertino headquarters Jony Ive isn’t...Show More Summary

What The Hell Does Michael Moore Want Now? To Go On Broadway And Change People's Minds

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Now Mr. Moore, this willfully disheveled, 63-year-old hybrid of Noam Chomsky and P. T. Barnum, expects theatergoers to pay Broadway ticket prices to watch him in a one-man show, The Terms of My Surrender. After his previous documentaries, books and television shows, does he have anything left to say, and does he really believe it […]

16 Hilarious and Intimate Photographs of Tsar Nicholas II Clowning Around With His Friends

Persons in the photos include: Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, The Duchess of Darmstadt, Prince Nicholas of Greece. The year is 1899. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, in an astounding break from the stern,...Show More Summary

Thumb drives that save lives

4 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

Thumb drives that save lives Now here’s some tech I will happily rally behind. Elegant and life-saving (or even property-saving), this is the Sound Grenade+. Created by B A S U...

How I Got My Agent: Sheena Kamal, The Lost Ones

Debut author Sheena Kamal explains how she got an agent for her novel, The Lost Ones, while fighting internal thoughts that she felt like she never really belonged as a writer. The post How I Got My Agent: Sheena Kamal, The Lost Ones appeared first on

'Other Desert Cities' at Theatricum

5 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Jon Robin Baitz has never been afraid of putting politics onstage. He has a gift for channeling current events into complex and nuanced plays, practically in real time. His dark comedy “Vicuna,” which ran at L.A.’s Kirk Douglas Theatre during the 2016 election, depicted the triumph of a presidential...

65K Year Old Ochre Paint Found in Australia

Photo by Dominic O Brien/ Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation, Source Archaeologists in northern Australia have found evidence for paint-making supplies dating back as much as 65 thousand years. This is some of the oldest evidence forShow More Summary

Use those Christmas lights during the summer to light beautiful portraits

Chrismas lights are usually in use for maybe six weeks out of the year. The other 44 weeks, they typically reside in a box in the attic or a cupboard under the stairs. It seems a bit of a waste to me. When photographer Joe Edelman‘sShow More Summary

These Pagan-inspired photos show mystical roots of Slavic culture

National culture and history are often an inspiration for artists. Polish photographer Marcin Nagraba creates work strongly inspired by the ancient culture of Slavic countries, the culture that existed before Christianity came. His hauntingly beautiful photos are inspired by heathen beliefs and rites our ancestors had centuries ago. Show More Summary

Auschwitz Artifacts To Go On Tour, Very Carefully

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"More than 72 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the first traveling exhibition about the Nazi death camp will begin a journey later this year to 14 cities across Europe and North America, taking heartbreaking artifacts to multitudes who have never seen such horror up close."

Angry Ex-Wife Destroys $1M Worth Of Violins In Luthier's Workshop

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The alleged victim, Daniel Olsen Chen, 62, a Norwegian national living and working in Japan, is a former violinist who maintained a making and repairing workshop in Nagoya. He posted a video of the destruction on his YouTube channel, AV Daniel Violin, and has claimed that in total 54 instruments and 70 bows were damaged, […]

The Chameleon Shoe with 10,000 Variations

5 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

The Chameleon Shoe with 10,000 Variations UPDATE: Less than 72 hours left on their campaign with over $60K raised! The Ki ecobe is one of those eye-opening products that you experience once...

How to Create a Mobile Phone Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a short journey back in time and look at the process of creating three of the most iconic communication devices ever made, using nothing more than some simple geometric...Show More Summary

Original MAD Art in the Studio Store!

Orange is the new Blecch, pages 2-3, original inked art I mentioned when I posted about San Diego Comic Con that I would not be bringing any original MAD art to conventions anymore. They take up too much room on the table and in my luggage, and I seldom sell more than the occasional page. Show More Summary

35 Best Calligraphy Fonts

Add a stylish calligraphy font to your designs. Explore this amazing selection of unique calligraphic fonts curated from GraphicRiver and Envato Elements. 35 Best Calligraphy Fonts Calligraphy is an exquisite art form. The artist carefully studies the subtle curves and lines of a each letter to complete a beautiful word. Show More Summary

An Enveloping Soundscape Conceived in the 1970s Is Realized for the First Time

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Inside Doug Wheeler's Synthetic Desert, the traffic of New York City, the din of the museum, the chaotic noise of everyday life — it all evaporates. The post An Enveloping Soundscape Conceived in the 1970s Is Realized for the First Time appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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