Richard Wagner -- the 19th century composer whose epic operas are considered to be among the greatest ever written and whose anti-Semitic views still cause controversy -- was born 200 years ago Wednesday in Leipzig, Germany.
Ai Weiwei will do whatever it takes to get the message out, which includes making a heavy metal video about his three month-long detention.
The Whitney Museum has a new cheeseball logo. They’ve also redesigned the site. That much, is a considerable improvement. The site however, loads slow. [The Whitney] Museums for everybody! Abba gets one, so what the hell, Paula Deen Museum. Show More Summary
Submissions invited: If you’d like a fresh look at your opening chapter or prologue, please email your submission to me re the directions at the bottom of this post. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels....
Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Users can submit their...Show More Summary
Best known for "My Bed," a 1998 installation featuring her personal effects (like stained underwear) which earned her a nomination for the 1999 Turner Prize, Tracey Emin, now 50 and a Professor of Drawing at her alma mater, the Royal Academy in London, is sort of respectable. Tracey Emin Click for full story / links
Sister Clara sat on the bed of a homeless “daughter” who was trying to sleep, and sang religious songs along with brother Placido and other Franciscans.
Salesforce.com is hoping to set the standard for how government bodies deliver online services to citizens using mobile devices. The cloud-based software vendor on Wednesday announced Rapid Response 311, a mobile application that citizens...Show More Summary
As so much of the content available on the web is text it’s essential for web designers to understand the basic principles of good typography. Having such knowledge allows designers to communicate more effectively, enabling them to create better designs and websites that are easier to use. For more experienced designers setting text may come [...]
As I continue making space, I put the stuff that is hardest to part with in the studio. Expecting that some of it will have to stay. The floor here is a kind of patchwork. Pieces of wood stood on...
Although bright colors have become just as easy to achieve at cone six as they are at cone 06, Gail Kendall still prefers the low fire approach, inspired by the casual decretive style of peasantware from Europe and Great Britain. In today's post, Gail explains her techniques for creating simple and beautiful slip-decorated surfaces. Show More Summary
THE insistent groan of an industrial cherry-picker made for an odd siren song at the Royal Academy of Art over the weekend. Casual strollers wandered into the plaza, their curiosity piqued by the small army of construction workers unfurling and hanging a tapestry-like artwork across the façade of the RA’s Burlington House. Show More Summary
Bracketed by Walt Disney reading quotes from Robert Henri’s The Art Spirit, this delightful short from 1958 briefly visits four Disney animators in the studio, where three of them are at the time working on the classic Sleeping Beauty animated feature, and then follows them into the California countryside, where they paint an old live [...]
The British are coming! And winning. Stephen Brumwell has won the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize for his biography of the first president, George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus). A historian who was born in Portsmouth, England, and now lives in Amsterdam, Brumwell received the … Continue reading ?
"Homme/Animal" Vendetta Mathea & Company Dance New Amsterdam New York, NY May 14, 2013 By Martha Sherman Copyright © 2013 by Martha Sherman Whether in choreography or therapy, exploring big themes for years doesn't always leads to startling insight. Show More Summary
This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series character arcsEarlier this month, I presented at the LDStorymakers Writers’ Conference on character arcs. There was one question that my examples didn’t seem to address very well on character arcs at the climax. Show More Summary
The master storyteller is featured in a new video interview to herald the arrival of six of his genre-defying novels on eBook. News by Joshua Chaplinsky I've already sung the praises of Steve Erickson HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and... [Continue Reading]
Early this month, I got the chance to hear legendary game designer Will Wright (Sim City) give a talk. I've followed Wright's work for years because of his unique perspective on the potential for game-players to be game-makers - in other...Show More Summary
Knowing something about typography is a must for graphic designers. If you really are into typography, you might have a broader idea of how this … Read more posts by Kerby Rosanes
Omnidawn announced the winner of the 2012 Open Poetry Book Prize this week: Endi Bogue Hartigan, for her manuscript pool [5 choruses]. Hartigan hails from Portland, Oregon where she works for the state university system. Her writing has been published in Chicago Review, Pleiades, VOLT, Free Verse, Peep/Show, Yew, Jack London is Dead, The Oregonian, [...]