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As She Shuts Down Bookslut, Jessa Crispin Doesn’t Mince Words

Well, the final issue of Bookslut has arrived! Editor Jessa Crispin talks about the decision to shut down the journal at Vulture, and she’s beyond refreshing: “There’s always space to do whatever you want. You won’t get as much attention, but fuck attention. Fight for integrity.” More from Crispin’s conversation with Boris Kachka: A couple […]

Adobe Photoshop Mix and Fix for iOS get full-res Lightroom imports, space-saving tools and more

Today, Adobe quietly launched an update to its Photoshop Mix and Fix iOS apps. Along with the updates come a collection of new features and tools to help streamline mobile photography workflows. One of the biggest issues with a mobile workflow is the lack of usable storage. To help combat this, Adobe has updated both [...]Show More Summary

How to use a condom as a camera lens, and other such silliness

Having previously used the humble balloon as a soft light diffuser for a camera’s popup flash, the Koldunov Brothers received a question if you could switch out the balloon for a condom to achieve similar results. While they quickly determined that a condom didn’t work quite as well as the balloon as a softbox, the [...]Show More Summary

It’s not the camera you have – it’s what you do with it

One day, as I was looking up to the stars, a revelation came upon me. It got imprinted into me that my career should be in photography. That’s the story I’d like to tell myself about how I entered photography. The reality is that I stumbled unto photography quite by accident. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Ripped Jeans, a Robo Arm and Yards of Silver at The Met Ball

5 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

The Met Ball is a black tie extravaganza that takes place the first Monday of every May with the goal of raising money for the Costume Institute. Each year’s theme responds to the department’s exhibition, which this year was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”. Show More Summary

A History Of Processed Words

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

In 1983, Michael Crichton told Merv Griffin that, “When you type, the words appear on the screen … you can move around on the screen, change what you’ve written, pull blocks of text, put them elsewhere. You have complete freedom.” His disbelieving glee was shared by many, but some writers reacted differently.

Dallas Summer Musicals Fires Longtime Director. He Sues

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Michael A. Jenkins, 74, a well-known figure who has been DSM president and managing director since 1994, spoke with emotion last week as he gave his version of the break and showed reporters a copy of the age discrimination complaint he filed March 22 with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Technology Can Make Exact Copies Of Artifacts. Do We Care About Ownership?

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“An entire swath of startup enterprises have been based on the simple principle that what one group or storm destroys, an endless array of new technology can re-create, making copies that are more enduring, sustainable, and user friendly than the original antiquities that inspired them.”

Beautiful Colorized Photos of Immigrants in Their Traditional Dresses at the Ellis Island Immigration Station in the Early 20th Century

The photographs were taken by an immigration official named Augustus Frederick Sherman. He took photographs of immigrants who were being detained for further interrogation, whether for medical or other reasons. Some would be permitted...Show More Summary

The Story Behind The Storied Knoedler Gallery

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The trial unearthed one of the greatest scandals the art world has ever seen and laid bare the chain of suspicious decisions that brought down what had once been a storied gallery. The details of Knoedler’s collapse offer a kind of clarity that is typically nonexistent in this business, raising all sorts of questions about […]

Mentor Series: Nashville 2016

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Mentor Series The BEST OF photo gallery WOW Nashville was fabulous. This is my second Trek, Yellowstone being my first, but certainly not my last. Reed Hoffman was our Mentor a great guy and photographer with…

MindShift Gear’s Card-Agains Are Sleek Memory Card Wallets With an Adorable Name

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Gear Keep track of your memory cards in this weather-proof wallet MindShift Gear has some new weather-proof wallets to keep your memory cards safe and dry…

Photo of the Day Gallery, May 2016

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Photo of the Day A month of photos of the day A month of reader-submitted photos of the day…

Mentor Series: Vietnam 2016

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Mentor Series The BEST OF photo gallery We started off at the city’s vibrant vegetable and flower market, where Hanoi’s narrow streets and passed thru businesses and families cooking with makeshift sidewalk…

New Radiohead Music Video Is 'The Wicker Man' Meets Claymation

The band’s recent cryptic internet maneuvers yield a music video for the new track "Burn the Witch.”

Lupita Nyong’o Defends Her Acting Choices in Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’

Just after Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells announced this year’s Tony nominations, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s newsletter, Lenny Letter, published a new essay by Academy Award winner (and first-time Tony nominee) Lupita Nyong’o. Show More Summary

A smart home built on Good Design

7 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

Taking inspiration from the 10 Principles of Good Design laid out by Dieter Rams, this range of gadgets for the smart home employ the...

Integrate Google Fonts into Photoshop quickly, easily and free

The good folks at MadeBySource have released Fontea, a plugin for Photoshop that allows you to apply one of 700 Google Fonts with a single click via a native panel. It's quick and easy, and works quite well. Related posts: Extensis adds...Show More Summary

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