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Anatomy Of An Earworm: What Makes A Catchy Song?

You could spend hours dissecting what turns a song into the perfect earworm. But we can cut the whole thing short by noting what happens when we say …

Universal Music

How a Group of Journalists Turned Hip-Hop Into a Literary Movement

Sitting in a homely bistro on Malcolm X Boulevard, music journalist Greg Tate is bundled up in a peaked beanie, bright yellow scarf, and plenty of padded layers. His threads offer protection from the chill setting down on the Harlem streets outside, streets that have offered a home to a galaxy of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Blockchain Is Just Another Way To Make Art All About Money

Commercialism has suffocated traditional art. Is digital art next?<p>On Valentine’s Day, a small group of art collectors pooled $1 million worth of …

ActionVFX

“We have a pretty extensive library, but nothing was able to do the job until we used ActionVFX elements.” Erik T. Jensen - Comp Supervisor at CVD VFX<p>…

Animation Mentor

Learn 3D Animation Online<p>The original online animation school taught by professional animators to grow you in the art of character animation.<p>Your …

Gallery

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50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

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28 Long Exposure Photos That Will Have You Longing For Your Tripod

Research tells us that we all need to slow down, find serenity and relax in all aspects of our life – our health and wellbeing depends on it.<p>So, how …

This Photography Challenge Will Help You Break Out of Your Creative Rut

We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time...<p>It might be that you simply don't have the energy to go out and shoot. Perhaps every photo you …

Three Quirky New Stop Motion Shorts by ‘PES’ | Colossal

<p>Oscar-nominated stop motion animator PES (previously) has a few new short films out, including Gone Fishin’, Lens Smash, and Still Life. Gone …

Two rarely seen works by Salvador Dalí reach market for first time

Important paintings by Spanish surrealist, sold to Argentinian countess in 1930s, up for auction<p>Two drama-filled Salvador Dalí paintings, sold by the artist direct to an Argentinian countess in the 1930s, have been rediscovered and are to appear at auction in the UK. The paintings are, Sotheby’s …

Art

Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Northrup<p>The best-selling and top-rated photography ebook since 2012 gives you four innovations no other book offers:<p>1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. Private links to over 14 HOURS of online video training integrated into the book's content. You can watch the video directly on your color ebook …

These Wireless Earbuds Can Translate Up To 37 Languages In Real Time

Mymanu CLIK + Instant Translator<p>Posted in Tech<p>We live in a world with a lot of barriers; natural, political, and of course linguistic. It can often …

Minimalist Web Design for Corner Photo Studio

Web design is getting more stylish every day. The editorial look with nice grid system has become a reality. Still we run into some issues of having …

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Alternative Medicine

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help …

Typography

30 Gorgeous Portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe Taken by Alfred Stieglitz From Between the 1910s and 1930s

Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz met in 1916, when she paid a visit to 291 to see an exhibition of Marsden Hartley works. Nearly twenty-four …

Art

Graffiti Artist Spray-Paints Giant Animals onto Plastic Wrap in a Forest

Most street artists use urban spaces as their canvas, but Moscow-based graffiti artist Evgeny Ches takes to the forest to create his art. Inspired by the work of French artists Kanos and Astro, Ches uses a technique called <i>CelloGraff</i>, where he stretches cellophane around two trees, and spray paints …

Streetwear

Satisfying Pictures of Meticulously Arranged Objects

At the extreme opposite of Katerina Kamprani an her “The Uncomfortable” series, the artist Adam Hillman satisfies our need of order with his …

Design

12 Must-See Art Museum Exhibitions in 2018

One thing is for sure in 2018: there’s no shortage of good art to see. From the first major U.S. exhibition of long-overlooked abstract painter Hilma …

Art

From Picasso at his mightiest to gods of American cool: the hottest art shows of 2018

Picasso reveals his most erotic year, Andreas Gursky predicts the post-truth era, O’Keeffe and Hopper hit Oxford – and the only way is Sussex for William Blake in our exhibitions preview<p>Revolt and Revolution<p>Get the new year off to an angry start with this exhibition about art, popular culture and …

Art

Stunning Glass Objects

Science, art and history intersect in artist Kit Paulson’s glass sculpture. Over the past several years she’s explored human anatomy through a …

Wearable Tech

Girl Pool: Fine Art Portrait Photography by Maria Svarbova

<b>Maria Svarbova</b> is a gifted 29-year-old photographer, retoucher, art director and visual artist currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. She studied …

Photography

The Story Behind a 1975 Snapshot of an Unknown Meryl Streep

As a new book of his spectacular portraits is released, Duane Michals recalls one standout moment with a little-known theatre actress destined for …

Art

The best art books of 2017

Let’s get the expensive ones out of the way first.<p>The most visually stunning of this year’s art books is a monograph, a study of a single artist’s …

10 Great Works Of Art With Incredible Secret Meanings

Ever since Dan Brown wrote The Da Vinci Code, the Internet has been awash with people trying to solve the “mysteries” of great art. From aliens in …

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

The Best Fiction Books Of 2017

In 2017, the cultural conversation has been dominated by the constant churn of political news. But, as always, we found comfort and inspiration in books.<p>Fiction can offer an escape, but also new insight into the problems that plague us in the real world, and this year we turned to novels and short …

Books

20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive

You don’t have to travel the world to see great art. As museums continue to digitize their collections, you can view paintings, sculptures, and other artwork that spans thousands of years and geographical locations. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has worked for the past two years to …