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Trump’s Video Pitch to Kim: Corny and Strategic | NYT News

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The ‘Last Jedi’ backlash provides a useful primer in how not to watch a movie

It took only two weeks and change for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to become the highest-grossing movie of 2017, with the latest installment of the 40-year-old action-adventure serial now having earned more than half a billion dollars at the box office. The success of "The Last Jedi" isn't exactly …

Star Wars

The Social-Media Star and the Suicide

A video depicting a dead body, posted by the popular vlogger Logan Paul, was taken down Tuesday—but only after the damage had already been done.<p>Here is the news: Logan Paul, a social-media star with more than 16 million Instagram followers, recently visited Aokigahara, a dense forest known as the …

Social Media

Employers are crying out for recruits who are creative. The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy<p>It’s no surprise that Nicky Morgan is in favour of the English baccalaureate (EBacc). But what is genuinely puzzling is her assertion that …

Education

How social media trolls capitalized on the Las Vegas shooting

A national tragedy became yet another opportunity for trolls across Facebook and Twitter to cause trouble.<p>Hours after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino and killed at least 58 people, hoax posts flooded social media. Some people lied about victims. Some spread …

Internet

The Top 25 American Film Schools 2017

The Hollywood Reporter grades the colleges and universities — from USC to AFI — training Hollywood's next generation of cinematic geniuses.<p>Some …

Yup, This Is Exactly the Blueprint for a Blockbuster Movie Trailer

Ever get the sense that every trailer you see is the same? At least the trailers for big budget, visual effects heavy Hollywood blockbusters? Well, …

Blockbusters

This Guy Keeps Getting Killed in Terrorist Attacks

If this face seems familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died …

Social Media

How political ads use cinematic tricks to get their messages across

Between now and the general election in November, the American public will endure countless hours of political ads on television and the internet. …

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being “more creative.”<p>Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class would probably agree that art is an important part of primary school education. Since school boards concerned about the …

If it's on my Facebook page it must be right

by Cass R. Sunstein<p>Why does misinformation spread so quickly on the social media? Why doesn't it get corrected? When the truth is so easy to find, …

New Portraits Drawn on Maps and Star Charts by Ed Fairburn | Colossal

<p>English artist Ed Fairburn (previously) uses vintage road maps and star charts as canvases for drawn portraits. Cross-hatched patterns and shaded …

Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax

“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked …

Internet

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

This Visual Shows The Evolution Of Major Movie Studio Logos Over The Years

<b>Discovered on Reddit</b>, the simple visual above shows the evolution of major movie studio logos over the years.<p><b>They include</b> 20th Century Fox, Warner …

The 10 Biggest Changes of The Last 10 Years in Video Games

I hope you’ll forgive the self-indulgence, but this week marks my 10 year anniversary as a video game journalist, which feels like a significant …

Infamously Altered Photos, Before and After Their Edits

Photographers have been altering images long before Photoshop. One of the earliest examples of international photojournalism–Crimean War photographer …

Democratic National Convention

Academic subjects alone won't 'set every child up for life'

It’s no surprise that Nicky Morgan is in favour of the English baccalaureate (EBacc). But what is genuinely puzzling is her assertion that “evidence shows” that sticking to “these core academic subjects…” – [a GCSE in maths, English, a science, a language and one of history or geography] – “… sets …

Education

Digital Reality

A Conversation withNeil Gershenfeld[1.23.15]<i>...Today, you can send a design to a fab lab and you need ten different machines to turn the data into</i> …

Should the Arts be Required?

As school budgets shrink, the question of if schools should require students to take a music or art class for at least a semester is brought up. Being a musician, I almost immediately jumped to schools requiring an art or music class. Art and music are aspects of our society that are so prevalent …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

Education Technology

8 Cities That Have Their Own Distinctive Fonts

What does a world-class city need these days? Museums, skyscrapers, leafy parks, and, perhaps, a custom typeface.<p>Only the design nerds among us …

Typography

These Are The Best Title Sequences Of The Year

Home to all gorgeous movie, video game and television titles sequences, Art of the Title has just revealed their top 10 titles of the year. And we …

Captain America

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi …

Los Angeles

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell | Colossal

<p>Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first …

Video Games: New Art and Education for the 21st Century

This week airing on most of our PBS stations is an episode featuring Pete Parsons, the Chief Operating Officer for the video game maker Bungie. Our conversation is about their latest game, Destiny, published by Activision, which already has 9.5 million unique online players daily.<p>Our discussion …

Animated Graphite Self-Portrait by T.S. Abe | Colossal

<p>UK-based fashion illustrator and artist T.S. Abe created this fantastic animated self-portrait from a series 15 individual graphite drawings. Abe …

The best slow-motion sequences: Cinefix counts down the top 10 slo-moments in movies in this great video.

I’m usually pretty skeptical of these lists that count down the top 10 uses of a particular cinematic technique, because they tend to honor the …

Golden Ratio on Film: The math in There Will Be Blood's cinematography

Ali Shirazi explores the geometry of Paul Thomas Anderson's <i>There Will Be Blood</i>, finding the golden spirals, examples of the Rule of Thirds, and …

Ron English's solo show "Popagandastan" opens at Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday. Check out our sneak peek: http://hifructose.com/2013/10/24/preview-ron-englishs-popagandastan-at-corey-helford-gallery/