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Weekly Photography Challenge – Brown

Brown is an unassuming and subtle color. For examples see the set of brown tone images I shared earlier. When I say the word “color” I’m guessing that brown isn’t likely the first one that comes to your mind. But there is so much of this color all around us in the world, in nature. Show More Summary

Ten More Well-Written Horror Films

19 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

One year later...IT RETURNS!!!! Column by Christopher Shultz Happy Halloween everyone! If you're like me—a lover of the macabre and an all-around weirdo—then today is basically Christmas for you. This is the day adult-you hearkens back to childhood by donning a costume, gorging on miniature-sized candies, and letting the devil in for a little while. Show More Summary

Now at the Getty Research Institute: Joseph Cornell’s Correspondence with Susanna De Maria Wilson

Admirers of the assemblage artist, Joseph Cornell, an admirer of poetry and inspiration to many poets as well, will be pleased to know that the Getty Research Institute has acquired a stunning trove of correspondences between Cornell and Susanna De Maria Wilson, one of his first assistants and the then-wife of the minimalist sculptor, Walter [...]

The one thing writers need that can't be taught (other than talent)

20 hours agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A successful writer needs to master the craft of writing, but there's another requirement and this one can't be taught: a thick skin. Writer Barbara Henderson revealed her experiences with this, for an article on, written by Hannah Flint:...

Beyond Traditional Instruments, a Status Report from the SoundLab

There’s nothing more personal than creative expression. And so experimenting with how you make music is more than just novelty: it’s a way to understand the fundamentals of how we relate to machines. And thinking outside the normal avenues means the ability to reach new people, as SoundLab is doing with audiences with learning disabilities. Show More Summary

Ariana Grande, Prince George, ‘SNL’ characters: Which news anchor had the best Halloween costume?

20 hours agoArts : Arts Post

What started as a fun bit on Halloween has turned into a fierce battle over the years: Which morning show co-hosts have the best costumes? This time, it was a war between the old and new. “Good Morning America” went topical (Newlyweds George Clooney/Amal Alamuddin, Prince George, Ariana Grande, “Frozen,” obviously) while “Today” dressed up as […]

GIF of the Day: Happy Halloween!

20 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Peter Burr, GIF from his music video for Bear in Heaven  Because here at Art F City, GIFs are the only way we know how to celebrate things. Thanks to Peter Burr (above) for lots of suggestions! Carl Burton, Untitled Laura Brothers, "Father...Show More Summary

Halloween Shoot: Project 52 Members

The assignment was to illustrate a double truck (2 page […] Categories: Featured LE News and Info PROJECT "52" Seen & Noted Studio Lighting (Read more...)

Need a cheap, last-minute Halloween costume? Go as these celebrities.

20 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Some people spend weeks planning elaborate Halloween costumes designed to shock and awe. Not us. And probably not you. We’ll start rummaging through our closets, oh, about five hours from now, searching for some combination we can at least pretend is a cleverly-thought-through costume. That’s why we always fall back on celebrities — because, hey, […]

The man who hates biopics

20 hours agoArts : Prospero

WITH “Mr Turner”, Mike Leigh may have created the ultimate biopic for people who don’t usually like such films. The story of the last years of J.M.W. Turner, arguably the greatest ever landscape painter, it is certainly more understated than most biographical films, which can sometimes feel unrealistically conclusive. Show More Summary

Take Umbridge: J.K. Rowling Releases Halloween Short

21 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

J.K. Rowling releases a short Halloween story featuring the cheerfully evil Dolores Umbridge. News by Peter Derk Treat-or-Treat! J.K. Rowling has released a special short story profiling one of the viler characters in the Potterverse,...Show More Summary

Lava: A painfully slow death

Lava is unpredictable. It could go left or right, up or down. It will move 5 metres in an hour, then not move at all. And it usually moves slowly, like squeezing toothpaste down a hill - but it will get there eventually. Unlike a tsunami or an earthquake or even a hurricane, it's a painfully slow death.

Man against foam

"I saw the men trying to push back the layer of foam on top of the water to make enough space for the women to stand in order to complete the rituals before sunrise. It was quite a struggle, man against foam."

Getting Plants to Write Poems

This will be my final post about the compromised body. It is becoming more prevalent for plants to make music. Here, the sound artist Mileese takes the electrical impulses (or “micro-voltages”) emitted by plants “through the virtue of their livingness” and converts them into binary code. In turn, the plants generate sound through the mediatory [...]

A guide to fantastic hands-free fireworks photos

21 hours agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Oh my, it’s nearly That Time Of Year again: burning effigies, sparklers, terrified dogs, and jacket potatoes with charred skins and raw middles. Guy Fawkes’ Night is 5 November, so perhaps it’s a good idea to brush up on the ol’ fireworks skills in preparation for displays this weekend and next, yes? Photographing fireworks is […]

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