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Mike Doyle Creates a 200,000 Piece Sci-Fi LEGO Sculpture

Contact 1 is a the first in a series of large-scale LEGO works that celebrate 'extra terrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds.' …

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Nine Beers with Unexpected Ingredients

Water, barley, hops and yeast—that’s all it takes to brew beer, right? While these four cornerstone ingredients have remained the foundation of the …

The origins of a wisp.

It’s official: Finding Dory is coming to theaters November 2015.

Funny, Sexy, And Awesome Cosplay Of The Week

The <i>Scooby Doo</i> gang, <i>Walking Dead</i> style (photographed by merhawk) [via]<p>It’s that time of the week when we post a mixed bag of intriguing costumes we’ve spotted recently. Some of it’s new; some of it isn’t; all of it is worth highlighting.<p>Are you a cosplayer or photographer who would like to be …

Steamer Trunk Diaramas

Artist Kathleen Vance created this series of works called “Traveling Landscapes,” from steamer trunks that she constructed miniature landscapes inside.<p>The illusion of life and growth, illuminated within, reflects the desire to capture a part of nature untouched by humans.<p>[via Junk Culture]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE …

Nerdiness from Noah: Iain M. Banks and 'The Culture'

I had planned for this entry to be about the new <i>Bioshock</i> game but current events have overtaken it and demand a course change. While this column …

Roger Ebert, 1942–2013

NPR:<p>Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic, died today, his long-time employer, The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Ebert had been wrestling with …

Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

Earlier this year, I asked artist extraordinaire Wendy MacNaughton to illustrate Susan Sontag’s meditations on love, based on my collected highlights from the second volume of Sontag’s published diaries, <b>As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980</b> (<i>public library</i>). …

Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppet Magazine

In the summer of 1983, as a part of a special <i>Star Wars</i> issue, <i>Muppet Magazine</i> invited science fiction icon <b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries — to “a meeting of the minds,” wherein Dr. Julius Strangepork would interview …

It’s Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly: A Hand-Drawn Quote from The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s <i>The Little Prince</i> is not only one of my favorite children’s classics with philosophy for grown-ups, but is also among the finest books on optimism ever written. Its highly quotable and memorable wisdom endures as a timelessly existential lens on the world. From Hand Drawn …

New Kate Atkinson novel takes seductive approach to time

In Kate Atkinson's literally fantastic new novel <i>Life After Life,</i> Ursula Todd, born on a snowy night in 1910, is given not the gift of life, but of many lives. But are all these parallel lives a blessing or a curse? As one character in the novel says: "Hindsight's a wonderful thing. If we all had it …

Pee Wee Herman On 'Once Upon A Time' Spinoff: Actor Paul Reubens To Voice The White Rabbit

Paul Reubens has landed a role on ABC's "Once Upon A Time" spinoff.<p>According to Deadline, Reubens -- best known for his role as Pee Wee Herman -- will voice the White Rabbit in the "Alice In Wonderland"-themed spinoff, titled "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland."<p>Reubens joins Sophie Lowe (Alice), Peter …

'LetterScapes' By Anna Saccani Puts Typography In The Spotlight (PHOTOS)

"A public lettering is made unique by the relationships it sets up with what is around it: not a blank page, but the sky, the streets, the sunlight with the shadows it creates, the rain making the colours brighter, combined with the slow erosion from the passage of time," Anna Saccani writes in the …

Rachel Whiteread: a life in art

It is almost exactly 20 years since Rachel Whiteread received official approval from a fractious coalition of councillors and residents in east …

Iain Banks's announcement is a brutal memento mori

Receiving a cancer diagnosis, and with it, at times, a harsh prognosis, is inevitably a strange and disorientating experience. It poses awkward …

The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland – review

Rosie Garland is not your average first-time novelist. Singer for the Leeds goth-rock band the March Violets, she is also Rosie Lugosi, cabaret …

Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, by Barnaby Martin – review

Trouble seems to run in Ai Weiwei's family. His father, Ai Qing, started out as a painter, then became the Chinese revolution's favourite poet in a …

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