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Kevin Spacey on the reality of Frank Underwood, singing and Jack Lemmon

8 hours agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Kevin Spacey talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about preparing to play Frank Underwood on “House of Cards” and the reality of his depiction. On Sept. 29, two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey sang at the Shakespeare Theater Company‘s Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

How can creativity improve life for the old?

Here's the bad news. The UK's population is getting older and we have no coherent strategy to cope with what this means. But what we do know is that we will all be working longer. This will be the age of no retirement.

Dystopian Bearded Techno: Watch, Listen to Rødhåd Play and Talk Music [Listening]

The phenomenon of techno’s growth right now can’t even be confined to one corner of Berlin. Rødhåd and Dystopian Records demonstrate not only the uncontainable nature of their own particular brand of shadowy dance creations, but perhaps this folk quality of electronically-produced music generally. Show More Summary

Microbes made visible for Micropia Museum

For some people, the idea that our bodies are covered in trillions of tiny microbes isn't necessarily a pleasant one. Hoping to make the invisible visible and shed light on the useful nature of these micro-organisms, a new film for the Micropia museum in Amsterdam gives the little fellas a new, cuddly image...

Lovely set of product demo ads for Sony Xperia Z3 phone

Adam&EveDDB has created a captivating new ad campaign for the Sony Xperia Z3 phone, which shows off the product's video capabilities in an extremely stylish way...

Etihad unveils geometric new livery from Landor

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad's new geometric livery by Landor Associates, supposedly inspired by the colours of the desert landscape, is the latest redesign in a sector that is becoming increasingly bold and playful in its use of graphi...

Clement on the Can — New CLEMENTOONS Adventure

In this brand new episode of CLEMENTOONS, Clement makes a sled out of a crushed soda can and embarks on a wild ride. ( Direct link to video ) CLEMENTOONS is my stop-motion animated adventure series about a little cartoon person on a perilous journey through the real world to the toyland of Melville. Show More Summary

Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell delights masses at DC subway concert

yesterdayArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Joshua Bell performed the first movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station. Back in 2007, pedestrians hurried by without realizing that the busker playing at the entrance to a Washington D.C. Metro stop was none other than the Grammy-winning Joshua Bell. Show More Summary

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman

Craig and John talk with Guardians co-writer Nicole Perlman about the development of this summer’s blockbuster, and her two years as part of Marvel’s in-house writing program. It’s a great look at how movies get started, and the dozens of drafts you didn’t see on the big screen.

Off-the-grid Alaskan fabric artist dips silk into glacial mud

yesterdayArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]One hundred and eleven miles from Anchorage, Wendy Smith-Wood is a fiber artist who uses rocks and pebbles to give her fabric texture and pattern. Video produced by Slavik Boyechko, Sara Bernard and Daysha Eaton ofAlaska...Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Squirrel Goes for a Swim

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

A squirrel at sea. Watch the whole thing. It's cleansing. [Youtube, h/t Metafilter] It reminds us of this depressed penguin from Werner Herzog's "Encounters at the End of the World". [Youtube] Fergus McCaffrey has announced that he's opening a second gallery location on the island of St. Show More Summary

Watch: The Essential Jony Ive Supercut

Earlier this month, amidst news of Apple’s Newsonian hire and breathless anticipation of streamlined, possibly wearable gizmos to come, Rob Walker had but one Cupertino-themed wish: “I didn’t want to guess what the company would release. Show More Summary

At the Guggenheim, Three Critical Takes on Latin America

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Let's start by saying, just in case it's not obvious, that there's something nearly impossible about conceptualizing and mounting a show as wide in its thematic and geographic scope as Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, curated by Pablo León de la Barra.

Watch Adriano Make Surprising Objects, Laser Beams into Triggers for Wild Music

Now that anything can become an instrument, musicianship can become the practice of finding the spirit in the unexpected. It’s what Matt Moldover championed in the notion of controllerism, what years of DIYers have made evident. It’s not just a matter of finding a novelty or two. Show More Summary

BOOM: Turfing Inspiring The World

My first two posts on Oakland turf dancing emphasized some of the sites where turfing takes place, or is subsequently shown: from the art gallery, to the Oakland Ballet, to the stages where Johnny Lopez’s TURFinc battles take place. That is, turfing is visible in a number of known venues for art. But there is […]

Plugins, Resources and Freebies to Spice up Sketch

At Tuts+ we always want to provide useful material to our readers. We listen and we give. And we know that Sketch is a hot topic right now. Recently we published 9 Sketch Features You Should Be Using and Sketch for Beginners: Design a Login Form Interface. Show More Summary

Let’s Talk About the Midnight Ramble

As a participant to Furious Flower Poetry Conference at James Madison University, I had to read my poetry (easy to do, sort of) and be interviewed. Well, reading along with poets I deeply admire and who I have admired for many years is not easy, but it was deeply satisfying. Remica L. Bingham-Risher, Mendi Obadike, [...]

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