Linda Wilk

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

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Recommendations for swampy fringe folk/americana music?

Musicfilter: I'm looking for any and all recommendations for contemporary as well as old/obscure tunes that are from or capture the vibe of the Gulf …

Q&A;: The Sound of Young Scotland Doc Director Grant McPhee

Scotland was late to receive the punk gospel, but once it got hold, England’s northern neighbor clung tightly to the do-it-yourself mindset. Independent labels such as Edinburgh’s Fast Product in the late 1970s, along with Glasgow’s Postcard at the dawn of the '80s and 53rd & 3rd in the latter …

Sundance 2015: James Franco as gay pastor; David Foster Wallace woes

Jake Johnson's feature screenwriting debut? Check. A controversial David Foster Wallace movie with Jason Segel? Yep. James Franco as a gay-activist-turned-pastor? It is the Sundance Film Festival, after all.<p>When it kicks off next month, the annual Utah indie film gathering will debut these …

How Do You Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker? It’s Not Easy

How Do You Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker? It's Not Easy<p>Thanks to the relative affordability of filmmaking technology and the ability to …

Stunning Underwater Shipwreck Portraits Taken Off the Shores of Bali

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong, who wowed us with his shockingly creative photos of a man on fire, is no stranger to epic concepts and photo shoots. His most recent adventure may have been one of his most ambitious yet: a large-scale shoot involving two models, seven divers, and an …

Be Your Own Inspiration

By Anastasia Warren,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1rdCr7F<p>Lately I’ve been getting quite a bit of feedback from peers and friends saying that they …

Your Daily Dose of Graphic Art

Photography by Elizabeth GaddElizabeth Gadd is a 21-year-old landscape-portrait fine art photographer from Vancouver, Canada. He is self-taught and photographs for a long time. She loves to explore...

Photography

Students Protest High School's Decision To Change Redskins Mascot

Students in Oklahoma City on Wednesday protested a high school’s decision to change its Redskins mascot.<p>Several hundred Capitol Hill High School students demonstrated outside of the high school, with some defending the mascot that the city school board this week decided to drop, reports KOKH-TV. …

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How to Uncover Your Hidden Creative Genius

I discovered what I know about how people think when I was not even trying.<p>The Golden Key Story<p>When I was a little girl, my dad organized a game for …

What are you reading?

by Grania<p>And now, dear reader, let us move from the critical analysis of one type of fiction to another.<p>I picked up two books last week when I was in …

Buzzy, bizarro British series 'Black Mirror' serves up Christmas Hamm

Drop the name <i>Black Mirror</i> into a conversation, and you’ll likely get one of two reactions: “Oh my God, that’s one of favorite shows!” or “Oh my God, …

“Big Eyes” review: Tim Burton at his best

Shot for shot, “Big Eyes” is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological …

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New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

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Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

My Family Love Story, by Seth Rogen

<b>Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, watched as her mother lost her ability to speak, feed, and dress herself, all by age 60. Now Rogen, star of the new movie The Interview, bravely tells Glamour how that changed their lives, their marriage—and their future. As told to Alex Morris</b><p>I think humor …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

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On the Red Couch with Roald Dahl’s Grandson Luke Kelly

<i>Whether you’re 50 or 15, there’s a good chance Roald Dahl influenced your childhood in some way. The prolific British author penned 17 hugely popular</i> …

Books

An Interview with a Guy Who Lived Underwater for 31 Days for Science

Fabien Cousteau lived underwater for a month and built a robot shark to swim around in.<p>We all watched <i>The Little Mermaid</i> as kids and prayed that one day we'd sprout a tail and fins so we could join the magical world at the bottom of the ocean. In reality, for a human, spending extended periods of …

Hand cut paper scenes, sculptures and collages, lovely artworks from Helen Musselwhite - Ego - AlterEgo

“Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and …