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It Turns Out, All You Need to do is Write a Great Book

12 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

It turns out that all you need to do is write a great book. That’s right, you can skip social media, bookstore events, publicity, giveaways, and other complicated marketing plans. All you need to do is write a great book. Then wait. Wait for an agent to find you. Oh, so I suppose you will […]

How to Create a Pastel Painted Landscape in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Nature is the most inexhaustible source of inspiration! Follow me in this tutorial and let’s make a dedication to the beauty of nature by painting a lovely cartoon landscape in Adobe Photoshop, using default brushes with textured edges, creating a pastel drawing effect. Show More Summary

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We have some great work to share with you this week, for Orbis Access, Desperados, Moyee coffee, Specsavers, Think! and Kids Company. First up though is this Cold War-inspired short film from Taco Bell...

Sum of the Arts

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Artifacts reportedly broken in transit from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, including King Tutankhamen's chair = 4

'Swingingest' Las Vegas couple is 'Live' again at Royal George

NEW YORK — Old-school bars are now a rarity around Times Square, squeezed out by chain hotels and video boards. But Jimmy's Corner, a boxing-themed dive bar on West 44th Street, has somehow survived. At one end of the bar in that crammed joint on a recent night stood Taylor Hackford, best...

The Atomic Age Print Kit for Access All Areas Members

Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured...Show More Summary

This Wondrous Dutch Light Installation Mimics the Northern Lights

15 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is a modern wizard of interactive landscapes. His poetic, art- and nature-inspired light installations include a glow-in-the-dark bike path reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and a vibrant...Show More Summary

These Photos Beautifully Capture the Complex Relationship Between Mothers and Daughters

Rania Matar worked as an architect for many years, but while pregnant with her fourth child, she began taking photography classes in order to get better pictures of her children. It turned out to be a career-changing moment, launching...Show More Summary

The Curator Of MoMA’s Björk Disaster Should Be Fired

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Christian Viveros-Fauné: “[Klaus] Biesenbach – the institution’s Übersocial, fame-obsessed, Chief Curator at Large – has seemingly finally come in for some in-house scrutiny. A growing consensus outside the institution says it’s about time.”

Who’s Really To Blame For MoMA’s Björkgate?

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“This is obviously about the board members going to dinner parties and such, and being told by friends and associates that they should be embarrassed by the show. And they should be, I guess; the problem is that they refuse to accept any responsibility for fostering the conditions that allowed it to happen.”

The Best Night To See A Play Is The First Night Of Previews, Says NY Times Critic

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Laura Collins-Hughes: “The energy in the room is high, and whatever surprises the performance holds won’t yet have been spoiled by reviews written by people like me. … [And] whatever ails a show, there is still – theoretically, anyway – time to fix it. To me, that feels hopeful. And dynamic.”

Richard III Finally Gets His State Funeral

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“For an English monarchy that has lasted more than 1,000 years, there can have been few more improbable occasions than the ceremony of remembrance here on Thursday for the reburial of one of the most bloodstained medieval sovereigns...

The Royal Poet Laureate’s Eulogy For Richard III

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Here’s the text of Carol Ann Duffy’s encomium, which was recited at the funeral by Benedict Cumberbatch.

In Contract Battle, Orchestra Moves To Replace Up To Two-Thirds Of Its Players

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The KBS Symphony Orchestra moved to potentially replace 67 positions in its 100-strong orchestra on Monday, upping the ante against players in an intensifying labor dispute.” KBS, the state broadcaster of South Korea, spun off its orchestra in September 2012; many musicians, fearing for their job security, want to remain KBS employees and have been […]

‘Man-Seders’ – Matzoh With Steak And Scotch

16 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Unlike staid practice sessions of old, these promise flowing alcohol, macho food and male bonding along with some religious instruction, although that last one can get a bit lost at some of the events. … The goal is simple: to teach men about the Passover Seder, including how to run one, and engage them more […]

Unbroken Visual Effects by Rodeo FX

16 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

I haven't seen the movie Unbroken yet but as a fan of the genre I look forward to checking it out, especially after seeing some of the behind the scenes of the special effects. Rodeo FX produced over 200 visual effects for the movieShow More Summary

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