Alex Landers

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warm lentil and potato salad

You don’t have to look at me like that. I know, <i>I know</i> how you and most people feel about lentils. About how they’re mealy and brown and generally …

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects | Colossal

<p>In an attempt to subvert traditional embroidery culture, Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė applies standard floral and …

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My name is Katie Marks. I live and work in Seattle, Washington, where I get to play with clay all day every day. I make high-fired, functional porcelain wares for my business, Silver Lining Ceramics.<p>As someone who grew up in Seattle, I have lived in grey, overcast skies and week-long rain showers …

Bow Chicka Wow Wow: 26 Bras and Undies You Need Right Now

Here’s what’s happening. We’re getting close to February and all anyone can talk about is cupids, hearts, and frilly little things. There’s a reason for that: Those things are fab, especially fancy undergarments.<p>But just in case those 3D-printed underwear aren’t quite making you feel like the power …

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Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

Paintings by Tiina Heiska

The Visual Art of Tiina Heiska.<p>Tiina Heiska is an artist from Helsinki, Finland. She received an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Her …

Serene, I fold my hands and wait: 69 of our most anticipated pop culture of 2014

<b>1. The Grand Budapest Hotel</b><b>(March 7)</b><br>A new Wes Anderson film is always an event, particularly around the <i>A.V. Club</i> office, so we hardly have to mention …

Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide for Screenwriters

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide for Screenwriters<p>We know it already: Everyone’s got a script. But does everyone have a good script? Check out these tips …

The Creepy Visual Art of Eric Lacombe

Creepy Acrylic Portraits.<p>A selection of acrylic paintings by French artist Eric Lacombe. His paintings often show distorted ghastly faces, which …

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Gorgeous Palette Knife Paintings of Flowers by Carmelo Blandino

Most of the time, fine artist Carmelo Blandino uses oil on canvas to create beautifully detailed paintings of flowers. His <i>Single Flower Series</i> explored the delicate beauty of individual flowers while his more recent flower series takes on a more messy approach. How and why did he completely switch …

Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia …

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I suspect by now that most of you are on your way to where you’re headed, physically and possibly proverbially. Maybe you have a tree to cut down or …

Oil Paintings by Alex Russell Flint

Soulful Oil Paintings.<p>Selected oil paintings by British artist Alex Russell Flint (ARF). The artist creates realistic paintings, mostly portraits of …

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linzer torte

I think if you were to rank foods in order of how intimidating they are to cook, at the bottom of the list would be stuff you throw together any …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

How to use Instagram and Pinterest for your arts organisation

Maria Gilbert, senior writer and editor, J. Paul Getty Museum<p><b>Showcase visitor content on Pinterest:</b> It's great for capturing and highlighting the creativity of your visitors. A great example is our Insta-Getty board, which features many of the fantastic photographs taken at our two sites, the Getty …

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Our favorite games of 2013, part one

One of the disadvantages of doing year-end staff selections for the “best” games of the year is that because video games are such a time-consuming …

Is Makeup Remover Actually Damaging Your Skin?

Whether your beauty routine involves applying several layers of foundation or you prefer to keep things simple with just a little mascara and lip gloss, at the end of the day, you've got to get that makeup off. (If not, you could end up looking like this.)<p>The editors here at The Huffington Post …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Terry Gilliam on Why ‘The Zero Theorem’ is the Most ‘Extreme’ Film He’s Made and Where He’s at With ‘Don Quixote’

Terry Gilliam on Why 'The Zero Theorem' is the Most 'Extreme' Film He's Made and Where He's at With 'Don Quixote'<p>Terry Gilliam is in some kind of …

Winter Skin Solutions From The Pros

From frigid temperatures to extreme indoor heat, your skin can bare the brunt of the season's brutal environmental assaults. Top docs share their daily tricks and the best ingredients to winterize your complexion.<p>In the spring and summer, not only do you have the luxury of layering on bronzer but …

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Bokeh: Minimalist iPhone App to Document Your Everyday Moments

Friend and founder of popular photo blog Petapixel just tipped us off about his latest venture. Bokeh is a new mobile app that lets you chronicle the everyday moments of your life. Using your iPhone, you simply snap a photo and then add a line of text (or not) and moments later it's up on your …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

The best podcasts of 2013

What happened to podcasts in 2013? As <i>The A.V. Club</i>’s Podmass reviewers convened to parse the year’s best podcasts, a changing of the guard seemed to …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

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Latest Stories<p>May's Cookbook Club author tells us how she went about creating this thorough tome on Japanese cooking<p>Bring a little piece of the …

Fall's Most Anticipated Haircuts

10 celebrity-inspired looks for fall.<p>With fall collections already being glimpsed here and there, the time is right to think about heading into the new season with a fresh look. And what better way than with a sharp, of-the-moment haircut? Here, we take inspiration from the latest silhouettes, …

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15 Hair Dryers For Every Type Of Hair

All hair dyers are not created equal.<p>Pick your tools properly and a salon-worthy blowout at home is within your reach. From ionic technology to Jen Atkin's seal of approval, there's a pro-level hairdryer for every hair need.

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