Anna Perkas

159 Flips | 7 Magazines | 76 Likes | 13 Following | 1 Follower | @Annieperkas | Writer, Bookworm, Perpetual learner. Posting interestingness about our beautiful, multicultural, and diverse world

Crappy First Drafts of Great Books

How does fiction get us to treat fake things as real?<p>Why we worry too much about media violence<p>Can Sherlock Holmes make you smarter, happier, and …

This art show explores our impossible desire to fit in

“From a world that demands so much of us, everybody needs a bit of good luck…” painter Hetty Douglas is telling me about her upcoming joint exhibition with fellow artist Alfie Kungu – aptly titled <i>Good Luck</i>. Placing a magnifying glass on notions of maturity and immaturity, their show looks at a …

Lewis Carroll’s Original Illustrations For Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

When Lewis Carroll first wrote <i>Alice's Adventure in Wonderland</i> in 1864, it was a personal book in his own handwriting with illustrations he drew …

Matthew Klam’s New Book Is Only 17 Years Overdue

In 1993, Matthew Klam was sitting in his room at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a fellow, when he received a call from …

The Appeal of the Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Why write dark versions of children’s stories? Why retell or reimagine those stories at all? I’ve written three books based on classic children’s novels now – <i>Alice</i> and <i>Red Queen</i> were dark reimaginings of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> and <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i>, and <i>Lost Boy</i> is an …

4th of July Illustration by Brian Miller

BBQs, sunset gazing, fireworks are the little things experienced on this 4th of July long weekend celebration. Others have something else in mind, …

Women of the favela: life in the abandoned buildings of Rio – in pictures

Planned improvements to Rio’s favelas have meant increases in rent, forcing the poorest families into squatting in unoccupied buildings. Photographer Tariq Zaidi visits the Mangueira community favela, less than 1km from the showpiece Maracanã stadium, to see what life is like for the women living …

Abandoned Buildings

It’s Time To Change The Definition Of “Drag”

You’re born naked and the rest is... well, something.<p>“You're born naked and the rest is drag,” RuPaul has famously quipped for decades. But the phrase has been so oft-repeated, it's hard to say it aloud without the nearest drag queen rolling her eyes. Despite the whimsy of the quote, many people's …

Tough immigration laws are hitting Britain’s curry houses hard

<b>By Emily Falconer</b><p>The British curry industry is responsible for 100,000 jobs and contributes more than £4 billion to the UK economy. But it’s now …

Stylish Graphic design and Brand Identity for Peak Running

Peak® Running is a graphic design and brand identity created and shared by Mane Tatoulian on her Behance profile. There's just too much to love about …

Graphic Design