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Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

Why Photographers Are Flocking To This 19th-Century Technology

Lomography’s Achromat lens may be based on a design from the 1830s, but it can produce some dreamy effects that your iPhone can’t.<p>Geoffrey Berliner knows a thing or two about old camera lenses. A photographer and the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York, he exudes …

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

Impressionist Painter Captures Poetic Scenes of Rain-Swept Streets

Fine artist Mike Barr has one goal in mind when painting a new piece: to share “joy of place.” Specifically, Barr has his focus on Adelaide—his home and South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital city. With its coastal climate and eclectic landscape, Adelaide has proven to be a painter’s paradise for …

Art

Weronika Izdebska Photography

Photographs full of loneliness, freedom and quietness captured by Weronika Izdebska.Weronika Izdebska also known as Ovors is an outstanding freelance …

Architectural Photography

The Vista Tiny House is Perfect For Modern Design Lovers

Have you ever wanted to just give up on everything and retreat deep into the country, far from any society, where you can write a novel and raise …

Tiny House Movement

Peep this panoramic view of 70s and 80s London

When Jane England first arrived in London in 1973, she remembers Bowie’s hit song “Changes” as having a particular allure. It sang of extreme individualism against the warring grey drabness enveloping the city, but deeper still the effects of time. Taking its title from the song’s lyrics, England’s …

David Bowie

Why Artist Gerhard Richter Destroys His Own Art

Gerhard Richter, one of the best-known German artists of the post WWII-era, has destroyed more than 60 of his completed works that he deems …

Artists

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during an interview at his presidential palace in Havana, March 1985.<br>Charles Tasnadi—AP<p>1 of 25<p>Fidel Castro, the …

Cuba

19 Powerful George Orwell Quotes To Inspire Change

You're reading 19 Powerful George Orwell Quotes To Inspire Change, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

George Orwell

What People Who Make Video Games Think of Westworld

We don’t know all the secrets of HBO’s hit series Westworld, but we do know the park inside the show is essentially just like a video game There are …

Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Landscape Photography

Artists and Conspiracy Theorists Will Get Equal Enjoyment Out of the Ancient Aliens Coloring Book

The History channel show that launched a thousand memes, <i>Ancient Aliens</i>, is coming soon to a bookshelf near you. Getting simultaneous November 15 …

BBC - Culture - Seven surprising hidden meanings in art

Mysterious details in artworks continue to provoke debate about coded messages centuries after they were made. Kelly Grovier explores the best.<p>The devil, they say, is in the detail. So too is our fascination with great art. More often than not, the allure of an exceptional work is directly …

Art History

Seven surprising hidden meanings in art

Mysterious details in artworks continue to provoke debate about coded messages centuries after they were made. Kelly Grovier explores the best.<p>The devil, they say, is in the detail. So too is our fascination with great art. More often than not, the allure of an exceptional work is directly …

Art History

Why does bad framing work? Looking beyond the rules of composition

The only thing over which we always have control in photography or video, no matter what your camera, is composition. We’re taught these “rules” and …

Mr. Robot

How to Decorate with Color and Pattern in a Small Space

Design team Cloth & Kind share their sophisticated print-on-print sensibility in a delicately balanced alcove that is anything but forgettable<p>For design duo Cloth & Kind, pattern mixing has become second nature. But while most people associate the sensibility with large, sprawling spaces, where it …

Photographer Gregory Crewdson and his eerie rooms of gloom

Carefully staged, the American photographer’s film-like scenarios in Cathedral of the Pines depict pensive women in banal yet strangely uncanny scenarios<p>“One great thing about photography is that it kind of hovers between everything. It’s really easy to reach out to other mediums and have …

The 21 countries where expats have the best lifestyles and make friends easily

HSBC this week released its annual expat explorer report, looking at the best places in the world to live if you are a foreigner.<p>The bank got YouGov …

Machiavelli's the Prince Can be Read as Satire - Fact or Myth?

What is the Point of Machiavelli’s <i>The Prince</i>?<p>Machiavelli’s work, especially <i>The Prince</i>, can be read as a set of “Machiavellian” tactics for advancing …

A new literary genre critiques the scariest, most unbelievable part of life in China—reality

Traditional literary tropes have struggled to describe China’s day-to-day corruption, warp-speed modernization, supersonic development, and political oppression. Mystery, satire, horror—none feel quite expansive enough to begin encompassing the stories of the world’s most simultaneously populous …

Literature

As Faulkner Lay Drinking

A look at the award-winning author’s complex relationship with liquor and writing.<p>A close look at most great 20th-century novelists and playwrights …

Literature

8 Dating Apps Transforming Solo Travel

So, you've been getting that itch lately -- you know the one. Every time you scroll down your Instagram feed or log into Facebook, you’re drawn in by …

Richard Kern shares unreleased Polaroids from 80s and 90s

No stranger to the underground, self-confessed voyeur Richard Kern has shone a light on New York’s underbelly since he first gained notoriety in the city’s thriving East Village art scene in the 1980s.<p>His photo and film work are often earmarked with keywords like sex, violence and perversion – …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

The Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers

Real talk between writers Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan on race, writing, parents, sex, and the ongoing creation of the Asian American canon.<p>Asian American writers occupy a weirdly marginal space in American letters: a few successes, like Jhumpa Lahiri or Amy Tan, go …

Equality

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

Sherman Alexie<p><i>Love Medicine</i> <br>By Louise Erdrich<p>Because she writes so powerfully about indigenous and immigrant lives in the United States, and because …

Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, Author Of Night, Dead At 87

Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and author Elie Wiesel died in his home in New York City at the age of 87, <i>The New York Times</i> reported on Saturday.<p>…

The Thin Line Between Reality and Fiction in TV News

TV reporters seem to always be in the right place at the right time, ready to tell the world about what’s happening directly from the middle of the …