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VIDEO ESSAY: What Is Composition?

The idea of composition has a long history, one that gestures toward the very beginnings of visual art.<p>At<br>its most basic and dictionary definition, …

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The Ultimate Guide to Composition - Part One: Just Say "No"keh

<i>Note: This is Part One. For Part Two: Beyond the Basics, click here.</i><p>Composition – it’s perhaps one of the most important elements of photography. And …

Mathematics

How the Cinematography of 'Drive' Utilized Quadrants for 'Tightly Composed & Weirdly Unpredictable' Frames

Tony Zhou delivers another quick bite of film education with this video on the interesting framing used by Nicholas Winding Refn in <i>Drive</i>:<p><i>One of the</i> …

Cinematography

8 Essential Steps to Perfect Exposure - The Knowledge any Cameraman Should Have

<b>We all love to joke that we’ll fix it in post, but it doesn’t have to be that way.</b> <b>It does require a coherent thread of understanding from set</b> …

Five of this year’s standout fashion features

A year is a long time in fashion. From <i>Zoolander</i> cameos and runway protesters to shock designer exits and even the odd leaked nude selfie, the last twelve months have seen no shortage of highlights, both on and off the runway. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re looking back over the stories and images …

Hari Nef

Why Creativity Is a Numbers Game

<i>Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, available today.</i><p>It’s a …

How to wear loafers without looking like a schoolgirl

<i>The classic-flat shoe may well just solve all your foot-wear issues...</i><p>Those with a keen eye on these pages might have noted that if it has been on a Gucci catwalk this year, it’s a thing. The Italian giant was an early loafer adopter, capturing their all-Americana essence for a European audience …

Being an actor isn't all about glamour and glory. There are a lot of long hours that go into making every movie, requiring the actors to perform one …

The Ultimate Street Style Stars Of 2015

Leandra Medine; Caroline Issa; Susie Bubble; Veronika Heilbrunner (a.k.a. one half of fashion's ultimate power couple); Anna Dello Russo. These are …

With indie films such as 'Brooklyn' and 'Room,' the creativity often begins with the financing

"Brooklyn" cost $11 million. "Room" had a $13-million budget. Not astronomical amounts for movies that have emerged as crowd-pleasing Oscar contenders, but substantial enough to necessitate some creative financing.<p>"People are more comfortable giving you very little money or way too much money," …

Filmmaking

The Best New Year's Eve Party Outfits from 10 Iconic Movie Scenes

New Year's Eve scenes are almost always the most climactic in movies: Will the guy show up to profess his love before midnight? Will the New Year's …

King Louie Speaks to CNN About Chicago and Gun Violence After Being Shot in the Head

"The devil is working overtime. That's what's going on in Chicago."<p><i>Screenshot via CNN</i><p>Last week, Chicago rapper King Louie was shot on the South Side of the city, near 83rd Street and Pulaski Road. He survived the attack and is now in stable condition, and last night he made an appearance on TV for …

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what grace jones taught me about fashion and ferocity

New York writer Ashley Ford delves into the très strange and sexy allure of Grace Jones, circa 1992.<p>There are few things I'm more grateful for than the lack of censorship in my childhood. When the 1993 Tina Turner biopic <i>What's Love Got To Do With It?</i> hit theatres, my grandmother and I saw it …

This Guy Has Been Wearing Black Flag T-Shirts Everyday For a Year

This is the end result of boredom and persistence.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Yuichiro Tamaki</i><p>Every so often a band or artist comes along whose art becomes bigger than oneself, changing the landscape of music and culture for years to come. For many fans of hardcore, this band was Black Flag, an 80s band …

Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals Why He Didn't Take Anakin Skywalker Role in Star Wars

Can you imagine Leonardo DiCaprio, as a young heroic Jedi Knight?<p>In a recent interview with ShortList, DiCaprio reveals it was almost a possibility, …

Say Goodbye to These Beloved Whiskies

The onset of the New Year is a time to look ahead for many, with resolutions made and goals set. But it also offers a chance to reflect. Here, it's time to look back fondly at the whiskey we lost in 2015, and to examine the ongoing occurrence of whiskey vanishing from store shelves going into the …

Best of 2015: The Year in Giovanna Battaglia

With cameos by Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Giambattista Valli, Carolina Herrera and many, many, many selfies courtesy of Gio, <i>W</i>’s own roving correspondent.

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10 model moments that defined 2015

Kendall broke Instagram<p>If 2014 was the year that Kendall Jenner established herself, 2015 was the year she became a mega-model. Proof? She only posted the most-liked Instagram photo ever<i>,</i> which has thus far garnered 3.3 million 'Likes'. What was it of you say? Perhaps a beautiful vista? Or a artsy …

Jennifer Lawrence Hates New Year’s Eve: “I Always End Up Drunk and Disappointed”

“Drunk and Disappointed should be the title of my memoir,” she joked.<p><b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> may have conquered Hollywood, won an Oscar, and won the freaking <i>Hunger Games</i>, but the actress has failed repeatedly in one unexpected arena: New Year’s Eve.<p>While taping a special episode of <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> …

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Why Everlane Is Running A "Choose Your Price" Sale

The online retailer is offloading excess inventory in a novel way. Are some customers willing to pay more than the lowest possible price?<p>Everlane, like many retailers, is holding a big sale right now to get rid of excess merchandise, from shoes to sweaters. But in a twist, the online-only clothier …

As China waits for 'Star Wars,' 'Mojin' digs up $183 million at box office

The grave-robber adventure "Mojin: The Lost Legend" dug up an additional $93 million in ticket sales in China last week, ruling the box office for a second week and bringing its total 10-day haul on the mainland to an impressive $183 million.<p>The Wanda Pictures release, which is also playing …

One Of Taylor Swift’s Old Crushes Was Arrested For Alleged Child Abuse

The first word in Taylor Swift’s 2007 lovelorn hit “Teardrops On My Guitar” is a boy’s name. Drew was a classmate of hers who she had a deep crush on; he barely knew she existed. “He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right,” Swift sings, “I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at …

6 Ways to Tie a Sweater Like a Street Style Star

Sweaters and shirts don’t necessarily have to be worn in a traditional fashion. Tie them around your waist, neck, or across your chest to give your …

Gamer Keeps System on For 20 Years to Keep Saved Game

That's dedication.<p>Twitter user Wanikun left his Super Famicom (the Japanese name for the Super Nintendo) on for over two decades to preserve his save …

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Russia to scale back space programme as economic crisis bites

Low oil prices, western sanctions and a falling rouble have forced Moscow to rethink its ambitious plans for a Moon exploration, according to reports<p>Russia is revising the scale of its space programme, the national space agency has said, after a newspaper reported that the government may be forced …

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Kylo Ren Darth Vader Helmet: Here's How He Got It

When <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> opened earlier this month, it answered a lot of questions we had in the run-up to the film, like “What’s Leia been …

‘Big Bang Theory’ Producers Sued For Using ‘Soft Kitty’ Without Credit

The hugely popular sitcom <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> has been polarizing over its 194 episodes. To its vast viewership, the show is a reliably humorous riff on nerd-dom and a comfortable clubhouse in which audiences can hang out for 22 minutes at a time. To those who do <i>not</i> care for <i>The</i> <i>BBT</i>, the program is a …

‘The Fugitive’ Is The Only Good Movie

By my count, there have been more than 100 movies made. And yet, despite this staggering number of attempts, Hollywood has still only managed to make one good one: <i>The Fugitive</i>, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. I mean, it has everything: fugitives, one-armed murderers-for-hire, trains, …

Science Explains Why It’s Harder To Poop While On Vacation

Pooping. Everyone except girls do it — that’s a scientific fact. But, science isn’t just about analyzing the frequency in which fecal matter is extracted from your body. (Mind blower, right?) Science is also all about understanding how settings can change the <i>manner</i> in which fecal matter is …