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Amazongate: Melville House Says ‘We Don’t Need No Pots and Pans’

It’s on! In a recent report on the Melville House blog, MHP recaps Amazon’s plans to open a new pop-up warehouse in Manhattan, across from the Empire State Building, just in time for the holidays. To add fuel to the fire, MHP cites The Wall Street Journal’s description for why NYC-ers could really use an [...]

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp talk their most beloved creation, Marcel the Shell

17 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Marcel the Shell is having a bit of a moment right now. The self-loving, pint-sized mollusk with one eye, pink sneakers from a doll and a pipsqueak voice has, over the last four years, become one of the most darling cult figures of the Internet. He’s starred in YouTube videos that have amassed over 23 million […]

Culling The Classics: Frankenstein

17 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin After a brief sabbatical, during which I may or may not have competed in a ghost story competition in a villa on the banks of a Swiss lake, I have returned to cull as many classics as sense and good fortune will allow. Show More Summary

6 Free Font Types That Will Love You Back

Advertise here with BSA Designers know that the font type they choose will either make or break a design. So for any designer, the more fonts they have, the better. God knows my font...

Google's Halloweenify Plays Trick or Treat on Your Pics

Just because you're all grown up, doesn't mean you have to give up having fun on Halloween. Let Google+'s filter treat you to some fun pics.

20 Portable Smartphone Chargers to Keep Your Device Powered

Advertise here with BSA Often the phone battery is going low at the most inopportune moment, is not it? We depend on our phones and other handy devices which are always with us, even while a sleep time. They are useful, small, and beautiful, but the worst thing about all these devices is that they need to be charged...

You’re Not Alone: NaNoWriMo Experts Share Their Stories & Experiences

We are only hours away from the month of November, which means many writers will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Whether you’re a veteran or a rookie at NaNoWriMo, tackling … Read more

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Every now and then on social media, a gallerist or curator will share what strikes them as a humorous/clueless/entitled appeal for their time/resources by an artist they've never met or heard of before. I've never seen anyone post the...Show More Summary

Conservation of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz

17 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Today, we celebrate, along with colleagues at the National Museum of American History, the rededication of Gwenfritz, a 40-foot tall abstract sculpture by the esteemed American artist Alexander Calder. The artwork was recently conserved and relocated to the site originally selected by the artist. Show More Summary

Friday Links: Best of Luck to This Rat

17 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Just keep humming the Mission Impossible theme, it gets funnier pic.twitter.com/Js2wBdBoWX — Science Cat (@DrScienceCat) October 17, 2014 Astounding shot of a death-defying rat trying to shimmy between two trash cans. [Sciencecat on twitter] The only link that seems into Halloween this year is this photo of Taylor Swift wooking wike a sad unicorn. Show More Summary

A Set of Brown Tone Images

The time of year is upon us when things turn brown up here in northern part of the world. Leaves turn yellow and then brown. Grass changes from green to beige as nature prepares for winter. You may consider brown a boring color and one that isn’t very photogenic or interesting. Show More Summary

Fun Dogs in Halloween Costumes

18 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

I know, I know, not the ~design~ post you'd expect, but if there's a day not to be serious, it's Halloween. It definitely is a day to have fun and to fool around, and I've always thought dogs in halloween costumes were super funny, so...Show More Summary

PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Day 1 Quick Review

It’s late October, and that means the candy store of all candy stores for those who love everything related to photography and video (a.k.a. the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo) is open for business at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Before Day 2 begins, I wanted to get a quick post out [...]

An Intoxicated-Aesthetic Form of Consciousness: Georg Trakl’s Cocaine Use

Next in a well-trod line of the literary drug-experimentalists who precede us: At The Public Domain Review, New Zealand-based scholar Richard Millington explores Georg Trakl’s cocaine use, as well as the cocaine symbolism in the Austrian poet’s whiteness and snow imagery, indicating that “certain images come to look distinctly like premonitions of the poet’s own [...]

Broken rules, standout sculpture at Marc Foxx

18 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

An untitled group exhibition at Marc Foxx stands out as one of the best sculpture shows in recent memory.

Night Creatures

Here's a gouache painting I did over 30 years ago when I was putting together a portfolio of science fiction samples. It has never been published before.I imagine encountering these night creatures in a dark bar. I accidentally offend them by asking an innocent question about their feeding tentacles. Show More Summary

'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy

19 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Since time immemorial, the plot device of a dead child has propelled drama from Iphigenia to Ibsen to “Rabbit Hole.” At a comfortably cathartic distance, audiences have thrilled to the unimaginable loss of a child. Yet in recent years, that particular gambit arguably has been...

Israel's Batsheva Dance Company visits Royce Hall in celebratory mood

19 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Ohad Naharin does not like to discuss the specifics of the dances he choreographs for the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company. Rather, he wants audiences to view them without preconceived expectation.

Things I’m sent

A lot of what's sent isn't worth sharing, but other things are...

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