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Why the ‘Daily News’ Cover of the VA Journalist Murders Is Exploitative

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The three images on the cover of the New York Daily News literally show the moment of Alison Parker's murder: the taking aim, the flare of the gunshot, and her shocked face when the bullet hits her.

Scriptnotes, Ep 212: Diary of a First-Time Director– Transcript

11 hours agoArts / Writing :

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 episode 212 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we will be looking at how you get […]

A New Experimental Media Program Comes to the ICP

Image courtesy of ICP Elizabeth Kilroy is the chair of the brand new one-year full-time educational program New Media Narratives at The International Center of Photography. The initial class starting this fall has eight students. The...Show More Summary

The Complete MoMA Art Collection – All Of It – Available To See Right Now

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“For each piece, the database tells us the work’s title, some brief biographical information about the artist, the year of creation, the medium and dimensions, and how and when MoMA acquired it. These aren’t exactly trade secrets: It’s basically the data printed on the placards posted next to each painting. But, in MoMA’s case, it’s […]

Sierra del Fuego: 1958

Oakland, California, circa 1958. "Collision and fire." A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air carbecue. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

'The Price': The emotional cost of selling your old stuff

If you've ever tried to sell the possessions of a loved one, you've doubtless encountered the popular game of reducing the seller's expectations. One approaches a dealer with an item - a lovely table, perhaps, or a heavy wooden wardrobe - and you get not a price but a groan. "People don't want...

Todd Carpenter on art, neuroscience and seeing the light

12 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Like many painters, Todd Carpenter is drawn to light. His densely wooded forests, polluted factories and apocalyptic-looking cityscapes - all rendered in muted gray tones or stark black and white - depict slices of sunlight between crowded tree trunks, glimmering tufts of smoke rising from industrial...

Sam Nielson

Concept artist and illustrator Sam Nielson works in a lively, cartoony style, in which he almost seems to be rendering caricatures of his already far-out imaginary characters. Nielson combines his springy drawing style with a digital painting approach that pays great attention to the lighting of his subjects — sometimes dramatic, other times muted and […]

The History of Hipsters, Aliens, & Ignorance! : 10 College Courses This Fall

Creative Commons image, via. We had our student interns – who are far more "in-the-know" – comb course lists for fall's best and brightest college-class offerings. One of the best aspects of college life is the ability to cherry-pick your own class schedule. Show More Summary

Peak Design Releasing Lens Changing System to Kickstarter Backers First

12 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

I’ve changed lenses hundreds—maybe even thousands—of times in my life and doing it on the fly still feels pretty awkward. The new products from Peak Design were created to alleviate that problem, and they’re offering them exclusively...Show More Summary

A Redesign of Chess that Sets Us Up to Lose

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 1924, competitive chess players in Paris founded the World Chess Federation, the first international governing chess organization.

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