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Benedict Cumberbatch on taking on Sherlock, Richard III

4 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays British mathematician Alan Turing in the new film “The Imitation Game,” answered readers’ questions. Watch his full interview on Friday’s PBS NewsHour. Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy...Show More Summary

UNESCO Announces New Cultural Center for Bamiyan Valley

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

It's rare that architects have the opportunity to design a building for a UNESCO World Heritage site — much more so for one recently devastated by cultural destruction.

James George's talk at the DocLab Interactive Conference

The conference (ridiculously interesting and accompanied by an exhibition i wish i could see all over again but more about all that next week) looked at how practitioners redefine the documentary genre in the digital age. In his presentation,...Show More Summary

Does It Suck? Another Look at ‘Showgirls’

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

Long brushed off as a horrendous excuse for a film, Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas’s epic flop Showgirls may have more than meets the eye. Or, at least, its vulgar superficiality may be worth critical re-evaluation

To the Point: An Interview With Ellinoora Laine

Hey Dashi! Thanks so much for the interview. Let's start with what got you into art. I feel that it’s necessary to start by thanking you for having me! I consider your interest in my work an immense honor! My lifelong journey with art...Show More Summary

Born to be Vlad

last monthArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1476, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and became the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

Graphic designer spins yarn into textured street art

last monthArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the grid of chain-link fences as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Show More Summary

Dina Brodsky

Originally from Balarus, Dina Brodsky moved to the U.S. with her family at an early age. She studied at the University of Massachussets Amherst and New York Academy of Art. In her most recent series, Brodsky revels in the rich textures, subtle colors and muted value changes in abandoned buildings. She infuses these with a […]

Maschine 2.2 Proves Playability Matters: Scales, Chords, Arp for Your Pads

There are plenty of things computer drum machines / groove workstations can do to show off. There are plenty of long feature lists they might add. But actually coming up with something you can play? That’s what can really make music better in the studio and live. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter: A Roundup of Worthy Reads

In the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury non-indictment, this poetry-news day is a slow one. Or is it? Some links we feel might be worth a moment of your time: 1. Audre Lorde’s “Power.” 2. From the blog of our own Don Share: an Open Letter to White Poets From Danez Smith. I [...]

Grisette is the word

last monthArts : Parterre Box

"In case you missed it on Saturday, we took a look at early rehearsals for the new production of The Merry Widow, starring Renée Fleming and, in this clip, Kelli O'Hara!"

Numerology 4 is the Deep Modular Sequencer You Didn’t Know You Needed [Mac]

Numerology is a ray of hope, proof that there’s more than one way to build software for making music live and in the studio. Instead of locking you into yet another multitrack recorder, it’s an open canvas for combining sequencers into note-making machines. Show More Summary

Evidence Points to Fresh Destruction of Yazidi Temples by Islamic State

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

New video and testimony has emerged of Yazidis who have returned to the village of Babila (also known as Babira and Babirah), which was occupied and devastated by the Islamic State. It documents the community's resumption of its life amidst the ruins of two temples.

Weight Watchers takes unusual approach with new ad

Our relationship with food is a complex one, as this new ad for Weight Watchers from Wieden + Kennedy Portland points out...

Franz Kafka’s brother, and the perfect agent

John and Craig talk about why writers are often reluctant to show their work, and how film journalists love to focus on the director — even when there’s no director in sight.

Scriptnotes, Ep 170: Lotteries, lightning strikes and twist endings — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. Before we start the show today, I want to let you know about the live show happening on December 11th in Hollywood. It’s Scriptnotes with me and Craig and Aline and special guests Jane Espenson, Derek Haas and B.J. […]

ThemeFuse Giveaway: Win a free full pack website (WordPress Theme + 1 Year Hosting Plan + 1 Optional Free Domain)

Advertise here with BSA WordPress lovers are in for a treat. ThemeFuse has launched a website pack, where customers who buy a theme get a one-year hosting plan along with a free domain name....

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