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American McGee defends Double Fine's bid for additional funding

Alice creator American McGee has taken to his official blog to defend Double Fine's recent attempt to raise more money in the development of its Kickstarter-funded title <i>Broken Age</i>.<p>In the post, McGee addresses the idea that Double Fine's actions are representative of something more developers may be …

Teddy bear helps Breeze the orphaned foal to sleep, heal

In stressful chapters of life, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep — whether you’re a human, or a newborn foal.<p>The horse lovers at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary in southwest England know this. That’s why they appealed to nearby residents for donations of extra-large stuffed animals to help an …

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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

<i>“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a sense of purpose and doing what makes the heart sing is one of the greatest human aspirations — and yet too many people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work. …

Five Manifestos for the Creative Life

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the …

Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

On July 4, 1862, a young mathematician by the name of Charles Dodgson, better-known as <b>Lewis Carroll</b> (January 27, 1832–January 14, 1898), boarded a boat with a small group, setting out from Oxford to the nearby town of Godstow, where the group was to have tea on the river bank. The party consisted …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

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<b>Fight Club trivia:</b> When Lou sees the Fight Club members in the basement of his restaurant, Lou punches Tyler in the stomach. When Tyler gets punched, you can see the Narrator double over slightly as if he too was punched in the stomach. A few shots later, Lou kicks Tyler in the face while he is kneeling, and in the background we see the Narrator’s head go back at the moment of impact.

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The focus on eyes emphasises the overall desperation for secrets and trust that characterises both the FBI and the criminals. On close ups, having Jodie Foster look slightly off camera and all the other actors straight on, subtly highlights the fact that most of the film is from Clarice’s point of view and that others struggle to know her intimately. <i>When she finally confides in Lecter and tells him about her childhood and the lambs, she looks straight into the camera for one of the first times</i> …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Master swordsmith creates Cloud's Buster sword from Final Fantasy 7

Man at Arms' Master swordsmith, Tony Swatton, recreated Cloud's Buster sword from <i>Final Final Fantasy 7</i>.<p>The video above demonstrates Swatton in action as he discusses the hefty blade's creation process. According to the video's description, he uses high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces and …

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Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young

<i>“A designer without a sense of history is worth nothing,”</i> iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli famously declared. But this maxim holds true — if not truer — of personal history: It’s that agglomeration of lived experience that centers our sense of self and fuels our slot machine of creativity. …