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New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary

Amanda is seeking: adult fantasy and science fiction, as well as young adult fantasy and contemporary. She is actively looking for new writers and clients. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary appeared first on

Lamp, Vase and Alter Forms Workshop in Chapel Hill May 30-31, 2015

15 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There are still some spots available in the hands-on pottery workshop I'll be teaching at my friend Cely Chicurel's studio in Chapel Hill, NC this coming weekend. Please help spread the word to any potters you might know North Carolina. Show More Summary

The Sky Has Weight

If you carry someone in your heart for too long, it will become heavy.

Amazon Starts Paying Sales Tax In Europe Amid Ongoing Investigation

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Amazon’s move marks a sea change in its approach to tax in Europe. Depending on how the company allocates costs, it could significantly boost the firm’s tax bill in many EU countries. It could also put pressure on other companies to do the same.”

Geronimo, leader of the Bedonkohe Apache, taking a drive in a Locomobile Model C, 1905

The photograph of Geronimo driving a car was actually taken on June 11, 1905, at the Miller brothers' 101 Ranch, located southwest of Ponca City, Okla. The car is a Locomobile, and the Indian in full headdress to Geronimo's left is Edward Le Clair Sr., a Ponca Indian. Show More Summary

Monday MADness: Loot Crate Exclusive Issue!

Loot Crate is a grab bag (okay… grab BOX) program where you receive a box full of stuff every month for a subscription fee. It’s geared towards geeks and gamers, and each month the box has a “theme”. May 2015’s theme is “Unite”, and included in the box is a special edition of MAD exclusive […]

Superheroes and Comic Character Design That Will Bring out Your Inner Geek

In case you haven’t noticed, superheroes and comic book characters have been dominating the big screens and gracing the small screens of late. With the recent mega mash-up of the...

Dealing With Bad Reviews

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The poison of a bad review is not the public shame, although that doesn’t feel great. And it’s not the fact that an expert believes you may be an untalented writer or a horrible mother or a sub-standard teacher. It’s that a bad review can confirm your worst suspicions about yourself.”

The Master of Micro-Tension

I came across the following micro-tension exercises by literary agent Donald Maass. He writes about how to create micro-tension in his craft books “The Fire in Fiction” and “Writing 21st Century Fiction.” I’m quoting the following from an article that...

Create a Comic Character: Making a Character Sheet in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating The inspiration behind a comic can come from many sources. It can be anything from a story idea to a certain setting, or perhaps a character. This tutorial won't go into how to write a comic script or well-rounded...Show More Summary

Women Are Studying Animation In Record Numbers, But The Workforce Skews Very, Very Male

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“‘People can share their artwork on Tumblr and Vimeo and YouTube and DeviantArt,’ she says, ‘and see that it’s actually a thing that a lot of people are interested in, not just men.'”

I've nominated Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the £20 note

Pinks by Charles Rennie Mackintosh This is my nomination for the visual artist to appear on the £20 note.  Have you done yours yet? Glasgow School of Art. Architect: Charles Rennie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Line

16 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Why do the powers-that-be insist on inflicting crap sculptures on public spaces? The latest load of rubbish is The Line, a series of dreadful sculptures on a new walk linking The O2 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. You need only glance at the list of "sculptors" below to imagine how bad it will be. Show More Summary

One Last Convo With American Ballet Theatre’s Three Retiring Stars

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Each recognizes that it’s time. But that doesn’t make it easy. As Ms. Reyes pointed out, ‘It’s a heartbreak, don’t get me wrong.'”

Memorial Day kicks off free museum admission for military personnel, families

16 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Memorial Day marks the start of free museum admission for members of the U.S. military and their families. 

Mary Renault And The Drug-Fueled Sensuality Of The Ancient World

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Cutting-edge science now tells us ancient warriors would indeed consume vast vats of liquid opiates and a ferocious honey-mead, retsina and wine cocktail. There was cannibalism. Girls and boys did oil one another with rose and saffron-scented olive oil. Renault heard and smelt the ancient world many millennia after it had died and decades before […]

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