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Anger’s aweigh

26 minutes agoArts : Parterre Box

It was a night a-tingle with excitement at the Metropolitan Opera House.

10 Writing Techniques from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

26 minutes agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

October conjures up images of crackling fires, shivering leaves, the grinning teeth of a jack-o-lantern … and, if you’re a fan of classic horror, that iconic, fanged master of the night, Count … Read more

Spells and the Physical Power of Words

26 minutes agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

While poems are seen as acceptable expressions of emotion or thought, magical incantations are generally left to fiction. But there is evidence that words can make a very physical impact on the world. Column by Leah Dearborn Love, revenge, money, health— spells and poems are often quite similar in their subject matter. Show More Summary

Vatican Rents Out Sistine Chapel as New Visitor Limits Are Announced

26 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

For the first time in its 600-year history, the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a private event organized by Porsche, The Telegraph reported.

32 Creative Premium Church Themes for WordPress

27 minutes agoArts / Graphic Design : BittBox

Advertise here with BSA It’s not always feasible for non-profit organizations to order custom website designs. Churches and other charities would benefit the most from purchasing a premium theme and using this as a framework for a new website layout. And WordPress is definitely one of the easiest systems to use. If you’re working with this type of client […]

Creative Alphabet by Alexis Persani

27 minutes agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

Alexis Persani shared a really cool personal project exploring 3D, illustration and typography. We always post these personal projects because we believe that spending time to learn and explore is the easiest way to learn and evolve as designer. Show More Summary

Actor-evangelist Kirk Cameron and the war on Halloween

27 minutes agoArts : Arts Post

Kirk Cameron’s new movie carries the tagline, “Put the Christ back in Christmas.” As it turns out, Cameron would also like to lead Americans to the land of a Christ-filled Halloween. That’s according to the actor’s interview with The Christian Post, in which he urges Christians to fight Satan on Halloween by throwing the “biggest party on […]

To the Point: An Interview With Robert Iza

27 minutes agoGraphic Design / Photoshop : PSDTUTS

Readers may know Robert Iza's work from the webcomic "The Eternally Injured Ninja" or as a storyboard artist for the Nickelodeon series "Breadwinners". In this interview, Iza discusses his artwork, inspiration, working for Nickelodeon, art shows in galleries, and more. Show More Summary

Asian Art Museum offers West Coast audiences a first look at recent archaeological discoveries

27 minutes agoArts : Artdaily

In the shifting sands of Saudi Arabia outside the city of Thaj, archaeologists discovered the tomb of a young royal girl buried nearly 2,000 years ago, uncovering exquisite jewelry, a haunting gold mask and other objects?all made of gold. Show More Summary

In 'Traces' and 'Falling,' artists get their own moments

About halfway through Second City's very moving and revealing collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago last week — you missed it, but I suspect it will be back — I found myself thinking about another fabulous show at the Broadway Playhouse in 2011. Titled "Traces," it was the...

Sir Nick No 1

27 minutes agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Here's depressing news: Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota has been named the most powerful figure in the art world. For the first time he's topped ArtReview magazine's annual Power 100 list, the first leader of a public museum to do so. Show More Summary

If We Are Ever

27 minutes agoWriting / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

I will start with two quotations from the book After-Cave, written by Michelle Detorie and recently published by Ahsahta Press. The first quotation: “Time is with the animal. It has a politics.” The second: “(It is evil, to imagine the self.” A lot has been said about whether women are allowed to take up space [...]

The Character and The Values

Students at the French academies didn't get a whole lot of instruction from the teachers. Most of the masters came into the drawing and painting classes once a week at most, and sometimes their feedback was brief and enigmatic. Illustration...Show More Summary

Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop

Nature photographer Erez Marom captures a wide range of subjects, from macro shots of insects to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes. In this article, he shares images from a very unusual location - the ghost town of Kolmanskop, in Namibia. Show More Summary

Duck in Seoul

28 minutes agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Do I detect a smug expression on the face of Florentijn Hofman's Giant Inflatable Rubber Duck? During its world tour it has braved storms and hurricanes, has deflated and exploded a number of times and has actually grown. Yesterday it arrived on Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea, for a one-month visit. Show More Summary

Ultimate individualists

29 minutes agoArts : Prospero

SARAH THORNTON discusses her new book in which she dives into the lives of 33 prominent artists including Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst

How to Make the Most of Any Writing Conference

29 minutes agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

BY LINDA FORMICHELLI 10 top conference organizers share secrets learned behind the scenes. Read more

UPDATED: An American Dum-Dum in London: Tourist Locked in Bookstore

29 minutes agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An American tourist spent several hours locked in a London bookstore. News by Peter Derk An American man spent several hours locked in a London bookstore. "Trapped" in a bookstore, depending on your opinion. In a blatant disregard for...Show More Summary

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