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Graphic Design: Exotic Destinations On Earth Illustrations

Exotic Destinations On Earth is a graphic design project created and shared by JIMMI TUAN and Bratus ™. The idea was to create a calendar and gift …

Graphic Design

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Listen to This Amazing New Recorder Concerto (Link)

<i>A quick note: Sophie Westbrooke's premiere of Graham Fitkin's</i> Recorder Concerto, <i>discussed below, must be listened at the BBC 3 website, which you can</i> …

Flute

So You Want to Read Dying Earth Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Dying Earth fiction is set in a distant future in which the Earth — or maybe the universe itself — is dying. Humanity’s golden age was long ago, and …

Fourth-Graders Read Donald Trump's Speeches And It's Like They Wrote Them

Jimmy Kimmel drafted in the children to prove a point.<p>Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the speeches President Donald Trump has been giving on his first big trip abroad as president on Thursday.<p>After likening Trump’s use of simple vocabulary in his scripted addresses to “a fourth-grade book report,” the …

Donald Trump

10 Books With Positive Visions Of The Future, Because Sometimes The Real World Is Dystopian Enough

Between hip teen dystopias like <i>The Hunger Games,</i> sobering adult dystopias like <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> and actual real life dystopias like the current …

55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

John Harris art equals space opera.<p>What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not …

Science Fiction

Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education

If you were to ask me “What is jazz?” I wouldn’t presume to know the answer, and I’m not sure any single composition exists to which one could point …

Sci-fi movies get lucky being recut with Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy score

There are myriad definitions for what constitutes science fiction. Generally, it involves some variation on science or technology playing a key role …

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

Bad Writing Habits and How to Break Them

My Short Pencil Collection, by Hugo Cardoso at FlickrThis is somewhat embarrassing to admit in public, but we’re all friends here at WU, so I’ll go …

Writing

5 Great Science Fiction Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

James Gunn's new comic space opera will be there next weekend, too. Here are some alternatives that deserve more attention.<p>There’s no question that …

Japanese Breakfast's 'Machinist' Is A Melancholy Story Of Sci-Fi Love

We project ourselves into space, even if most of us will never rocket out of orbit in our lifetime.<p>"The title <i>Soft Sounds From Another Planet</i> alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there, like a hope in something more," Michelle Zauner writes in a press release. "The songs are …

Kanye West

‘I would do it again’: Stephen Colbert stands by his vulgar comments about Donald Trump

Late night host Stephen Colbert isn’t backing away from crude statements he made on CBS’ “The Late Show” Monday night, when he reduced President Donald Trump to less than Vladimir Putin’s “c**k holster.”<p>Addressing Monday’s monologue during Wednesday’s broadcast of his late-night show, Colbert …

Donald Trump

21 First-Time Horror Stories That'll Make You Never Want To Have Sex

Because you can't miss your mom's call.<p>I lost my virginity watching <i>Dodgeball</i>. Afterwards, I put the condom packet in my pocket. I forgot about it and a couple of days later I came home and the condom packet was on my pillow. I had put my jeans in the laundry basket and my mom fished the wrapper …

Universal Pictures

Stephen Colbert unleashes all-out Trump takedown: 'I love your presidency, I call it "Disgrace the Nation."'

"John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist, and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office, and you treat him like that," the late-night host said during his monologue.<p>Colbert then unleashed on Trump.<p>"Mr. President, you're not the POTUS, you're the 'gloat-us.' You're the …

Donald Trump

The 15 Best Free Science Fiction Movies on YouTube, Ranked

Just when you thought you've seen it all.<p>Getting your science fiction fix can be tricky without Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or that thing called …

This Donald Trump impersonator says the things you want to hear the real Trump say

Such as "I would like to officially announce that I will no longer be seeking a third term."<p>If you could get US President Donald Trump to say …

‘The Devils’ Is Just As Blasphemous, Bawdy, and Relevant Today As It Was When It Was Banned In 1971

Ken Russell's epic religious horror is a scathing critique on abuse of political power that new audiences will find prescient as ever in the age of …

Horror

‘Ghostwatch’ Scared So Many People That BBC Only Aired It Once — 25 Years Later, You Can Finally Watch It Again

The infamous mockumentary is now streaming on Shudder.<p>You don’t have to believe in ghosts to believe in “Ghostwatch.” BBC aired the infamous, …

Horror

93-Year Old Man Wins a Storytelling Contest With a Hilarious Story About His Valentines in 1933

redditor Kathy Sitter very proudly posted a video of her 93-year old grandfather Tom Sitter telling an absolutely hilarious story to a very …

Watch Hayden Christensen Cleverly Mock His Worst Star Wars Line

The franchise’s most-embattled star has come to terms with his reputation.<p>When actor <b>Hayden Christensen</b> was only 19, he was cast as the <i>Star Wars</i> prequel version of young Anakin Skywalker—one of the most important characters in an intensely beloved franchise. And though many performances (from great …

Star Wars

Macro Scifi Film Engulfs You in Another World

Scifi nowadays tends to rely on CGI— and by rely, I mean completely depend on it. It’s not surprising, since scifi is about inventing people, places, …

Mesmerizing Animated Edward Hopper’s Masterpieces

For the 50th anniversary of the Edward Hopper’s death, a British digital agency, Verve Search for Orbitz chose to make the most famous masterpiece of …

Aziz Ansari Eats And Loves In The ‘Master Of None’ Season 2 Trailer

In season one of <i>Master of None</i>, Aziz Ansari was head over heels for Noel Wells. Next season, he’ll fall even deeper in love. With Italian food.<p>If you can make it through the season two trailer for Netflix’s Emmy-winning comedy without wanting to eat a big bowl of pasta, you’re either on a stricter …

Sean Spicer's standard reply gets a phenomenal 'Muppets' remix

"Do doo do do do."<p><i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> gave Press Secretary Sean Spicerthe once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing alongside the Muppets. Set …

'Hemingway Didn't Say That' (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka)

Earlier this year, the Republican National Committee marked Abraham Lincoln's birthday by sharing a charming, if banal, aphorism attributed to Lincoln: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."<p>The problem is there's no evidence Lincoln ever wrote or said …

Literature

Daddy Issues Confronts Deep Trauma With Sharp, Languid Rock On 'I'm Not'

Three years ago, singer and guitarist Jenna Moynihan saw the words "Daddy Issues" written on the wall at a Nashville DIY venue and assumed — with what seems like utterly charming feminist optimism — that it was the name of an all-girl punk group. Sadly, it wasn't; fortunately, Moynihan chose to …

Feminism

Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April

Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of …

Science Fiction

A Mistranslated Word Led To Some Of The Best Fake News Of The 20th Century

While the hard realities of Mars — it’ll mess with our bodies, our minds and our spaceships — matter a whole lot when we consider traveling to the …

Fake News