Jean Gillingham

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I Will Punish Whoever Made These Weird Creatures Sad

Nicole Watt's sprite-like creatures are harrowing, somber embodiments of her own subconscious.<p>Equipped with bulbous beige heads, elf-like ears, and large pupil-less eyes, Nicole Watt's creatures (or <i>Echoes</i> as she prefers to call them) convey a harrowing sadness and weariness simply through body …

Art

How music makes Captain America a hero and Superman a mope

Warner Bros. always undermines its greatest asset<p>What does Marvel know that Warner Bros. doesn’t?<p>I recently explained why I thought Marvel was having such success creating “Superman” movies using Captain America, and there was some good discussion in the comments about how each series treated its …

Five Great Kids Games (That Aren’t Excruciatingly Dull)

Gaming with kids can be super fun. Everything seems new to them and they love being able to engage with adults. Kids’ games, on the other hand, can …

How Italy Improved My English

It has become commonplace, in this age of globalization, to speak of novelists and poets who change language, whether to find a wider audience or to …

Spider-Man’s boyish giddiness rescues ​Captain America: Civil War​. Could it rescue the superhero movie genre?

When Spider-Man first appeared in the trailers for <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>, I was skeptical. A brief stinger at the end of a long, crowded string …

Marvel Universe

Adding Fiber and Protein to Salads Never Tasted So Fresh and Zesty

As a vegetarian, I live, breathe, and sleep protein-packed legumes. So it's a no-brainer to throw them into just about every meal — even my bowl of morning oatmeal or desserts like chocolate frosted doughnuts. And you'll never catch me eating a green salad without beans on top, but plain old …

Healthy Eating

10 Must Attend Writing Events for 2016

For a while now, I have been searching for writing conferences. All I come up with are events across the pond in America. That is, until I was …

Festivals

Photo by @stephenwilkes: Regata Storica, Venice, Day To Night. Venice is a city unlike any other, its culture, history, and stories are embedded into its very core. I set out to capture Venice on one of its proudest annual days, the Regata Storica festival. This, the final image, is composed of dozens of moments throughout the day, reflecting Venice’s magical transformation from day into night. I will be sharing more on what went into creating this and other final images from my current series, Day To Night, in my TED Talk this month at the TED Dream conference! Follow along @stephenwilkes as I share more from my travels and behind the scenes moments from the conference and Day To Night. #DayToNight #RegataStorica #Venice #StephenWilkes #TEDtalks #TED2016

Crossing a suspension bridge in Germany. Photo by @pangeaproductions Find more of Johannes Hoehn’s photos at 500px.com/pangeaproductions

💎 Can you imagine being here yourself, making your way up this ice flow at Panther Falls in Banff National Park? @500px community photographer @paulzizkaphoto can! ❄️ “It was a bit of tight squeeze getting to that spot,” He shares in his #500px photo caption. “But I couldn't pass up the framing.” ☃ See more of his stunning, scenic #mininalpeople in landscapes photos at 500px.com/paulzizkaphoto

If Planets Only Had One Environment, Which Would You Want to Live on?

Science fiction loves itself some single-biome planets. Tatooine from <i>Star Wars</i>. Dune from <i>Dune</i>. Hoth from <i>Star Wars</i>. That water planet from <i>Star Trek:</i> …

Gorgeous #sunset view from Motukiekie Beach in New Zealand. #ItsAmazingOutThere 📷: @dkphotographyau

Surreal Sculptures of Animals Carrying the Weight of the World on Their Backs

Wang Ruilin‘s surreal animal sculptures radiate a simultaneous sense of wisdom and whimsy. His ongoing series, aptly titled <i>Dreams</i>, features a variety of otherworldly creatures, some supporting the weight of the world on their backs. Previously, we have featured his collection of flat-back whales, …

Art

Waiting for the storm in Saint Jean de Luz, south-west of France. #ericbouvet #saintjeandeluz #paysbasque #basqcountry #sudouest #photojournalism #photography #france #photographie

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives …

Fish sauce: The secret ingredient that will transform the way you cook

Fish sauce tastes exactly like you think it does. The sauce starts with fish (usually oil-rich anchovies) that are salted, left to ferment for months or years, and then pressed. The resulting brown liquid is neither subtle nor delicate. Instead, the brash and deeply funky sauce makes its presence …

What you need to know about the 7 superhero movies coming in 2016

But what are these titles? When are they coming out? Who is in them? What are they about? For your convenience, we've put together this handy little guide that will help you know everything you need to know about the year in superhero films. Enjoy!

Comics

#victoriafalls #anglespool #zambia #canon #5ds #cps

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // As the sun set over this busy Mumbai intersection, the buildings were bathed in a beautiful golden light. Shoppers and restaurant patrons crowded the streets and sidewalks.

Stormy but still the most beautiful #rainbow is seen offshore near the Byron Bay Lighthouse in #Australia. #ItsAmazingOutThere 📷: @darrentierneyphotography

Creative Writing

How to pick which board game to play, in one handy flowchart

It is December. It is cold, and everything is terrible. It is a time to stay indoors as much as possible, drink hot toddies, watch <i>The Great British Baking Show</i>, and, of course, play board games. But with an astonishing array of high-quality games to choose from, and an ever-intensifying gaming …

Handy

Stories and Stigma: The Importance of Anxiety and Other Disorders in Fiction

I’ve been thinking about conscious and unconscious decisions lately, particularly two that I’ve made in recent years. Both of them relate to mental …

Science Fiction

Best of 2015: Presses, Magazines, Publishers & Journals

Today begins the first of a series of “Best of 2015” lists curated by the entire <i>CCM-Entropy</i> community. We don’t mean these lists to be definitive, …

Thor: Ragnarok enlists screenwriter Stephany Folsom

Stephany Folsom is set to hammer out a new draft of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, the third installment of the Marvel film series starring Chris Hemsworth as the …

The 15 Best Erotic Novels to Read Now

Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> didn't even have all that much transgressive sex in it, …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a TV Writer

You will be fired at least once. But it's totally fine!<p><b>1. Job titles are varied and confusing.</b> If you ever look at TV credits, it's hard to find "writer" anywhere. Because of the writers' union's rules (more on the union later), there are several different titles for writers based on their level of …

Thinking about and missing Brazil. Specifically the Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio. It will be under the microscope in the coming months as the Olympic Games draw closer. The city is astonishing but the challenges it faces are massive, starting with the poverty and distribution of wealth. View of Complejo Alemao, a series of favelas under police control but that have seen a rapid rise in violent crime of late. Photograph from 2013. #Brazil #rio #olympics2016 #latergram #latinamerica #photojournalism #life #instatravel #instagramhub #southamerica #onassignment #hiddenplanet

This Art Exhibit Makes You 'Wonder' — And That's The Whole Point

When you were a little kid, everyday objects could be amazing — twigs, bugs, old tires, there was potential in everything. And it's that sense of awe that the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery is trying to recapture in its new show, Wonder.<p>In the Renwick's newly renovated gallery in Washington, D.C., …

Museums