Bert Bacchus

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• Begin with ideas.<br>• Embrace chance.<br>• Celebrate coincidence.<br>• Ad–lib and make things up.<br>• Eliminate superfluous elements.<br>• Subvert expectation.<br>• Make something …

Ten Things I Have Learned → Manifesto ProjectManifesto Project

You can only work for people that you like. This is a curious rule and it took me a long time to learn because in fact at the beginning of my …

Intellectual Property

Download 834 Radical Zines From a Revolutionary Online Archive: Globalization, Punk Music, the Industrial Prison Complex & More

Whatcha mean, “what’s a zine”?<p>Some say Thomas Paine originated the concept in 1776, when he self-published the pamphlet, <i>Common Sense</i>… an assertion …

Punk Music

A Huge Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music (1920-2007) Featuring John Cage, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart & More

If you've taken any introductory course or even read any introductory books on music, you'll almost certainly have heard it described as "organized …

Electronic Music

Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print? – Craig Mod

From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I …

How To Be A Happy And Successful Creative Freelancer (Or Work With One)

Freelancers share their best practices for being their own boss, and why you should so totally just do it.<p>When talking to creative freelancers, there’s one phrase that’s often repeated: “I don’t mean to sound cheesy or cliché but…” What follows that “but” ranges from waxing lyrical about the …

Open Collections Program: Reading, Marginalia

Marginalia: Six Personal Libraries<p>Royce, Josiah. The Conception of God: A Philosophical Discussion Concerning the Nature of the Divine Idea as a …

Mashups

H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”

Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century---originally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu---it was picked up by …

10 Reasons Why Stanley Kubrick Is The Greatest Director Who Ever Lived

Kubrick reigns supreme. He is the top of the pantheon. His is a unique, irreplaceable vision and he died before his time, leaving an incomparable …

Create and Tell One Story Per Day!

<b>Key Point:</b> Commit to creating and telling one key story per day. The following is a quote from this Forbes article:<i>“A 10-year, 100,000-person study</i> …

Customer Service

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

Entrepreneurship

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

Mastering the Art of Brand Storytelling Starts with Clearing Your Mind

<i>This is the second installment of a series on the art and science of brand storytelling from Tricia Travaline, VP of Marketing at Skyword. In</i> …

A Refresher on Storytelling 101

At bedtime, I tell stories to my godchildren, Anna and Noah, when their parents invite me to care for them. Their capacity for stories amazes me. They beg for “just one more” and then “just one more.” It seems we are wired to enjoy a well-told story.<p>And as we grow up, we do not lose our thirst for …

178 Beautifully-Illustrated Letters from Artists: Kahlo, Calder, Man Ray & More

Eight years ago—that’s something like five decades in Internet time—the Smithsonian held an exhibition, “More than Words: Illustrated Letters from …

How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions

I hope you don’t run into these ten half-witted job interview questions, but it’s likely that you will. Here are answers to these ten idiotic interview questions that won’t make you hate yourself the next day for answering in the standard, scripted Sheepie Job-Seeker Way!<p><b>Why Should We Hire …

Employment

How To Write When You’re Not In The Mood – 7 Remedies For Writer’s Apathy

What do you do when it’s time to write and you just don’t feel like it? For those moments when you just aren’t feeling motivated, we offer seven …

Writing
Soccer

These digital nomads are going to sail the world while they work

Imagine facing another day of work on your computer, full of Skype meetings, email threads and spreadsheets. But instead of rolling out of bed and …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Literature

Pres. Obama Releases a Free Playlist of 40 Songs for a Summer Day (Plus 6 Books on His Summer Reading List)

Like much of the rest of the country, President Obama is getting some downtime in August -- in his case spending 16 days in Martha's Vineyard. From …

Books

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

New Jersey

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

As we’ve mentioned before, Wes Anderson’s meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for some of the most easy-on-the-eyes movies. Even Anderson’s work didn’t make the cut, however, in a new video essay on the most beautiful films of all time.<p>The …

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Journalism

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

Remote Working