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Stephen Colbert Reveals A Bit Too Much In The First Episode Of His New Lunch Web Series

Stephen Colbert wants to get to know his audience a bit more before the start of his tenure on <i>The Late Show</i>, so he’s put together this web series for folks to chat with him over their lunch. And it’s possible he gets a bit too relaxed during the entire thing. While snacking on his “small” …

Nathan Walsh’s Unusual Urban Landscapes Painted Atop Precise Graphite Sketches | Colossal

<p>Trying to pin down exactly what makes these urban landscape paintings by British artist Nathan Walsh (previously) so unusual is difficult, in part …

Colossal

Swirling Illustrations by James R. Eads Explore Human Connections and the Natural World | Colossal

<p>Multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator James R. Eads plays with motion and color to render harmonizing illustrations of people and nature. With …

How Noelle Stevenson Broke All the Rules to Conquer the Comic Book World

At the age of 23 Stevenson already has two best-selling original comics, a couple of films deals, and a mantle full of Eisner awards.<p>Before she even graduated from art school, <b>Noelle Stevenson</b> was already making waves in the comics community. One night back in 2012 she and a friend starting …

Like Great Short Stories? You'll Want to Support Fireside Fiction

Fireside Fiction publishes great short fiction. Their two stated goals are: <i>“to find and publish great stories regardless of genre, and to pay our</i> …

Creative Writing

Sony's Top Game Dev on How Japan Can Take Its Indies Global

The annual BitSummit indie game festival in Kyoto is more than an opportunity for people to get together to play new games. It's also an opportunity …

15 Best Jazz Versions of Classical Music Pieces

Classical music and jazz have had a long and interesting relationship, with musicians being inspired to combine elements from both genres. Among …

You're Smarter Than You Think

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing." -- Socrates<p>History tells us that Socrates won his debates by challenging rivals to prove what they believed they knew. They couldn't. This "proves" that knowing is not just about acquiring and defending knowledge, it is about …

A roadmap for the Middle East after the Iran nuclear deal

Iran,Syria,US foreign policy,Saudi Arabia,Lebanon,Middle East and North Africa,US news,World news,Bashar al-Assad,Turkey,Hezbollah,Media<p>For Arab countries, the Iran deal is a perceived victory or an ominous<br>defeat. Here’s a look at how media and major players are reacting in Syria, Lebanon, and …

War Aviation Illustrations Become ‘Clear’ Tokens of Peace

This summer, 40 years after U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam and 20 years after the nations normalized diplomatic relations, a U.S. pilot and former …

Who is Genyo Takeda, Miyamoto's current partner in leading Nintendo?

The tragic death of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata came as a shock. The announcement, published late Sunday night, was painfully brief and left a single sentence to bear the weight of the bad news. But almost as a postscript, that same document gave fans and shareholders alike a dose of …

Animator Hayao Miyazaki slams Japan's Abe ahead of controversial security vote

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> As Japanese lawmakers debate a controversial security bill, one of the country's leading artists has characterized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's desire to reinterpret the constitution as vainglorious and "despicable."<p>The controversial bill would allow Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF) …

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'I have two jobs': Americans respond to Jeb Bush's call to work longer hours

The reason the US is in an economic rut? Americans aren’t working enough hours, Jeb Bush, a Republican frontrunner and 2016 presidential hopeful, explained last week.<p>The “only way we’re going to get out of this,” Bush spelled out, is “to be a lot more productive”: “People need to work longer hours …

Was Darth Vader Not Originally Luke Skywalker's Father in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

Comedy writer Michael Schur, co-creator of <i>Parks and Recreation</i> and <i>Brooklyn 99</i>, once had an amusing tweet poking at a little bit of a plot hole in the <i>Star Wars</i> films:<p>"Owen, you must hide this baby, at all costs, from Anakin Skywalker.""Okay. Should we continue to call him Luke Skywalker?""Seems …

'Unravel' Promises To Be More Than Just Another Heartfelt Video-Game

With all the noise and pizazz at last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo it took me a while to hunt down Unravel. Its unusual game-play mechanics and oblique storytelling made me glad I did.<p>Initially Unravel appears to be just another platforming game with a derivative narrative. You control …

15 Design Tips Every Graphic Designer Should See

Through subtle adjustments, graphic designers can make simple images beautiful and memorable. Poppie Pack, a senior graphic designer at Canva, …

Republicans hate the Iran nuclear deal because it means we won't bomb Iran | Trevor Timm

The Administration’s agreement with Iran would curtail the latter’s nuclear program. The only people who can hate that are the kind who just love war<p>Related: I'll vote for the Iran nuclear deal because I want peace, not war | Hank Johnson<p>As soon as President Obama announced the historic nuclear …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<p>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some …

Graphic Design

Why Do So Many People Chase the Dream of Becoming a Screenwriter?

<i>If so many great screenwriters are out of work, why do people still want to become one?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer</i> …

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How Live Aid reinvented pop music

Creation of mega-rock event handed flagging bands a stage for their revival and lucrative TV audiences that are still being wooed today<p>Sixty years separate us from the birth of rock’n’roll – and slap bang in the middle of that is the event that marked rock’n’roll’s passage into respectability. The …

Dystopia is done, fantasy is finished: why realism is on the rise in YA fiction

For years dystopia and fantasy have dominated teen bookshelves, but now change is in the air: a new brand of gritty, down-to-earth realism is the hot new YA craze. Say goodbye to far-off lands and totalitarian regimes, wizard schools and space adventures – and hello to high school, teen angst and …

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'Vixen' Is More Important Than 'Batman v Superman' To DC And Warner Bros.

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. took to the Comic-Con stage to unveil its true first action packed look at one of its most anticipated adaptations coming in the next few months. No, it’s not the one with the Superman guy taking on the Batman guy in an expensive spring tent-pole. Rather, this …

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19 Insanely Weird Concert Venues To Visit Before You Die

Because the only thing that makes a concert better is a gorgeous setting.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Design You Trust

<b>Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid.</b> “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us. I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback …

Great SFF Reading

Some writers write novels. Some writers write short stories. It is completely possible to be a great writer who only writes at one length. But some …

Creative Writing