Elise Patterson

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The Unsung Art Form of Color Grading

I give this video an A+.<p>Color grading is one of those aspects of film that people in the industry take for granted and the people watching the movies …

A Digital Archive of 1,800+ Children’s Books from UCLA

In the early 18th century, the novel was seen as a frivolous and trivial form at best, a morally corrupting one at worst. Given that the primary …

Books

Vlad The Impaler Was Much Worse Than Dracula Ever Was

The legend of a vampire Count living in gloomy foothills of Transylvania stems from the real, bloody life of Vlad Dracula.The post Vlad The Impaler …

Grow a Year-Round Indoor Salad Garden - Organic Gardening

A very simple idea put me on the path toward growing a year-round indoor salad garden: I wanted fresh salad greens throughout winter. This desire …

Gardening

100 Must-Read Classics in Translation

If ever there was a time to read books from different cultures and time periods, this is it. We have so much information and so many stories from …

7 Reasons Athletes Make the Best Employees | Inc.com

It's common sense that how well a company performs directly correlates with the quality of its employees. But there's a particular trait hiring managers should be looking for when evaluating a job candidate's merits: Athleticism. That's according to Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA, an athletic …

After Interviewing Hundreds of Job Candidates, I've Learned to Look for These 4 Things | Inc.com

Rapidly scaling your business can involve going on what might feel like a hiring spree.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of launching something that gets an instant, positive response from the market. But being a runaway success can come with its own challenges -- one being the need to build up a team …

Employment

The Handmaid's Tale protests taking place across the world

20 years after J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book, students reflect on how it shaped their lives

Tran Linh lived in Vietnam when she first came across a book's cover illustrating a boy flying on a broomstick, reaching for a golden ball with little white wings while she was wandering inside a bookstore.<p>"I was curious," said Linh, 19, Thursday while outside Orange Coast College's library. The …

Celebrate Pride Through Advocacy and Awareness @ Your Library

From Hennepin County LibraryEvery year, LGBTQIA communities host amazing parades, marches, and events to celebrate their pride. Whether we are …

How 'Harry Potter' Saved Young Adult Fiction

Authors, publishers and booksellers discuss the remarkable popularity of J.K. Rowling's books.<p>What would the children’s book world look like if “Harry Potter” had never popped into J.K. Rowling’s head, as she’s described it, fully formed? Hypotheticals are never easy, but a “Harry Potter”-less …

The Outsiders reinvented young adult fiction. Harry Potter made it inescapable.

On April 24, 1967, Viking Press published a new novel by a 17-year-old girl. S.E. Hinton’s <i>The Outsiders</i>, about teen class warfare, would go on to become a massive bestseller; it would also help to create the publishing category of young adult fiction as we know it today, with its breathless, …

Books

Potterversary

“The fact that Harry Potter midnight release parties were the event to go to as a teen was completely unprecedented in geek culture. You can draw a …

The revision power hour

Too much to do and too little time. That’s what I hear from both teachers and students. Students of the… What both students and teachers need is an …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

These Folding Landscape Photos Will Mess With Your Brain

Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş has published a new series of photos as part of his delightful <i>Flatland</i> series, which shows landscapes folding upon …

Photography

11 places to see street art around the world

The term ‘street art’ was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork …

Artist Creates Giant Murals and Destroys Them Himself Before Anyone Else Does

Continuing down the path he started with <i>Empty</i>, Australian street artist Rone is back with a new series of impressive murals in an abandoned factory just outside of Melbourne. <i>The Alpha Project</i>, in which Rone painted large-scale female portraits in an old paper mill set for demolition, pushes him …

Banksy Explains Why He Built a 'Walled Off Hotel' on the West Bank

"It felt like a good time to reflect on what happens when the United Kingdom makes a huge political decision without fully comprehending the consequences.”<p>When Banksy opened a dystopian version of the Waldorf Hotel last week in Bethlehem, directly facing the border wall, it was shrouded in the …

8 steps for building your writing process

Writing is a process – a set of predictable, repeatable steps in the journey to the finished work. While there are probably as many processes are …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

This dad draws amazing pop art on his son's lunch bag every single day

Surely everyone in school wishes they had lunch bag artist Dominick Cabalo as a father, since his cool drawings have been getting a lot of buzz. In …

Movies

Netflix's New Releases Coming in March 2017

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be available on the streaming service this month.<p><i>Jurassic Park</i> is coming to Netflix this month.<p><i>The</i> …

Even the staunchest grammarians are now accepting the singular, gender-neutral “they”

In the ongoing war over pronouns in the English language, Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, is something of an iconoclast.<p>The professor has become the spearhead for an anti-political correctness movement after he refused to use gender-neutral pronouns on …

Linguistics

5 Must-Read Sci-Fi Books with LGBTQIA+ Characters

I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong. For most of my life, I avoided sci-fi like the plague; I’m a fantasy girl, through and through. But it turns …

Science Fiction

Talented rapper drops a 6-minute nonstop freestyle that's absolutely fire

Freestylin' ain't easy. Even professional rappers struggle to think as fast as you need to pull off smooth rhyming lines that actually make …

Rap & Hip-Hop

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

10-Year-Old Busts Myth About Trans People With Powerful Sign

We can't handle this!!! ❤️️<p>A brave transgender 10-year-old girl named Rebekah spoke at a rally last weekend in support of transgender students and their right to be protected from discrimination in the public school system.<p>The rally stemmed from President Donald Trump’s roll back of an Obama-era …

German jesters take on kings for 2017 Carnival

German Carnival is back with a vengeance, ridiculing the likes of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Angela Merkel. Following a turbulent year, Germans …