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Portland’s Behind-the-Scenes Roastery Incubator Steps Into the Light

Aspect Coffee Collective. Photo by Howard Bryman.<p>For experienced and aspiring roasters alike, the financial hurdles of acquiring a machine and …

Coffee

ON FREEDOM AND FREE WILL

This review of Julian Baggini’s Freedom Regained and John Gray’s The Soul of the Marionette is published in the summer 2015 edition of New Humanist. …

Cleansed

The Philosophy of Color Perception

Color perception is an ancient and active philosophical problem. It’s an instance of the wider category of sensory perception, but since the color …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

On The Importance of Developing Your Creative Vision

With all the cool technology spiraling around us, it is incredibly easy to get caught up in the numbers and specs of our favorite gadgets and …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Wes Anderson: in a world of his own

To his fans, Wes Anderson's idiosyncratic films are things of wonder. Detractors, however, consider the Texan director's style fussy and mannered. Will his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, help settle the argument?<p>If his life unspools in the arch, neat fashion of one of his movies then the …