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The Christian Publishing Market With Jeremy Bouma

I have a degree in Theology and my interest in religion is enmeshed in my fiction. I write books that can be described as religious thrillers, and yet I’m not a Christian, although I do describe myself as spiritual. In today’s show, I interview Jeremy Bouma about the complexities of the Christian publishing market, and […]

UK Planning Inspector Blocks “Unexceptional” Frank Lloyd Wright House

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The construction of the first Frank Lloyd Wright house in the UK has been officially derailed by planning officials who just can’t see what all the fuss over Wright is about, Architect's Journal reported.

Holding “ART WHORE” Up to Its Peers

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Thanks to submissions from twitter, Facebook, and our comment thread, here are nine outsourced artworks to contextualize Ryder Ripps's "ART WHORE".

Flame war

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

The role debut of a world-class singer is always a time of great anticipation, hopefully to be followed by celebration, if not unbridled jubilation.

All QR code generators are not created equal

The heated discussions still rage about the effectiveness of QR codes in marketing. Most people agree that the main problem is marketers not knowing how to use the codes properly. This includes placement, the call to action, where the code link takes consumers, and the scanability of the code. Scanability is one of the concerns […]

Cosby family aims to inspire Smithsonian visitors with their African-American art collection

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Partly comprised of Billy and Camille Cosby’s private collection, “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue” is an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. It will be on display through the beginning...Show More Summary

Photographer captures portraits of vets and things they carried home from war

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Photographer Jennifer Karady collaborated with American veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs that address the difficulties of returning to civilian life. Video produced...Show More Summary

Lotteries, lightning strikes and twist endings

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig look at the nature of fluke hits, everything from #alexfromtarget to huge spec sales. Is luck just luck, or is it about how often you play the game? Where does talent fit in?

5 Reasons Why Love (of Writing, Reading, Words!) Is Meant to Be Shared

When I compiled the roundup of reader-submitted tips, stories and advice for our “Plan Your Own Write-a-Thon” feature in the November/December 2014 Writer’s Digest, one of my favorites was from a mother who was inspired to try NaNoWriMo because her daughter was doing it. Show More Summary

In praise of flat adverbs

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

It's not simply a matter of do-what-you-want. These words really are adverbs, they just look like their related adjective forms.

Development Emergencies

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Vineet Dewan, who was nice enough to co-star in the Kickstarter video for Writer Emergency Pack, decided to film his own version pitched at development executives.

Applying the Rule of Thirds to Web Design

Advertise here with BSA This is a fascinating subject that doesn’t always get discussed in the realm of web design. Photographers are probably familiar with the rule of thirds related to photo composition. But how can interface designers use the rule of thirds to create interesting digital designs? In this post I want to explain the rule of thirds...

5 Key Components of a Winning Social Media Campaign

Develop, design and execute effective social media campaigns by following these 5 key components: Set Goals, Implement, Promote, Encourage and Analyze. Read More

Rendering Big Hero 6

The new animated film Big Hero 6 uses a new rendering system developed at Disney Animation Studios that simulates the effect of light on surfaces with much more subtlety and nuance than in previous CGI animated films. The rendering system, called Hyperion, manages the huge computational volume required for ray tracing. Show More Summary

Fox and friends

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Cecilia Bartoli, the revered, ebullient, and unique mezzo-soprano, does not like to fly in airplanes. Yet she managed to journey to St. Petersburg, Russia.

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