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Choosing a JavaScript build tool: to config or not config

Build tools have become a necessary component in the workflow for modern web applications. I have previously covered the basics of what build tools …

JavaScript

George Orwell Creates a List of the Four Essential Reasons Writers Write

Everyone should learn to write well, I used to tell students in Composition classes, and I believed it. To write well, in a certain sense, is to …

George Orwell

From 'Psycho' to 'Get Out': A History of Horror at the Oscars

Why scary movies got a raw deal at the Oscars for decades – until a Satanic child and a cannibal serial killer changed everything<p>On January 23rd, the …

M. Night Shyamalan

Mastering the React Lifecycle Methods

Overview<p>React components encapsulate parts of the UI. Your full React application UI is rendered as a tree of many nested components. Depending on …

The Cost Of JavaScript

As we build sites more heavily reliant on JavaScript, we sometimes pay for what we send down in ways that we can’t always easily see. In this post, …

JavaScript

Here’s Every Halloween Movie Coming to NETFLIX, HULU, and AMAZON This October

Night is closing in earlier and earlier, and it’s time to get spooky! Yup, it’s October, which basically means it’s Halloween and we can’t wait to …

One Man's Quest to Photograph Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure Ever Built

The Phoenix-based photographer captures the architect's iconic buildings in their most appealing light<p>There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial …

Audrey Tautou: ‘My subject in these photos is somebody between the character and who I am’

The French actor has been in the public eye since Amélie in 2001. Now, in her first show as a photographer, she’s playing around with that image<p>‘I’m an interesting subject,” says Audrey Tautou, the French actor who exhibited her photographs for the first time this summer at the Arles festival under …

Top 10 JavaScript interview questions of all Time

<b>1. Difference between window.onload and onDocumentReady?</b><p>The onload event does not fire until every last piece of the page is loaded, this includes …

Iron Man: 16 Movie SECRETS (That Marvel Tried To Keep CLASSIFIED)

In 2008, Marvel launched its cinematic universe with the movie Iron Man, based on its best-selling character. The movie about a wealthy playboy who …

Marvel Universe

15 Things You Never Knew About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

Can you believe it's been 35 years since "The Thing" first terrorized moviegoers?<p>The film didn't make a huge splash when it first debuted, but over the years it's developed a massive fanbase and come to be regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. To celebrate this big anniversary, …

20 Best AngularJS Tools for Web Developers

This article introduces you to 20 of the best<i> AngularJS tools</i> for web developers. Angular JavaScript allows you to extend HTML syntaxes. It’s a …

AngularJS

James Gunn announces a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ double feature

Ahead of a sequel—or in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its entire lineup—fans will often rewatch previous movies to catch themselves up, …

This Spirited Away Piggy Bank Is Functional and Awesome

If you’re a Studio Ghibli fan, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the animated film <i>Spirited Away</i>. It’s one of the best of Miyazaki’s movies, and it’s the …

Today's WWW is built on pillars of sand: Buggy, exploitable JavaScript libs are everywhere

Your dependencies are not dependableThe web has a security problem: code libraries. Almost 88 per cent of the top 75,000 websites and 47 per cent of …

JavaScript

We close this column with Eternal Sunshine and its ending about endings

<i>In Scenic Routes, Mike D’Angelo looks at key scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean.</i><p>When I first pitched Scenic Routes, back in the …

Super News

'XX' is the Perfect Anti-Torture Porn Horror Anthology

With shorts from St. Vincent and Karyn Kusama, this all-women directed film is an antidote to Trump<p>Horror has generally been an awful genre for women. Slasher flicks and torture porn have been cesspits of brutality, putting horrible female stereotypes through actual grinders and demeaning …

Feminism

A Hayao Miyazaki-Inspired Art Show Is Coming to San Francisco

It’s hard not to feel inspired after watching one of the fantastical films of Hayao Miyazaki. According to <i>Juxtapoz</i>, 50 artists have channeled that …

Anime

Creating Characters: The Behavioral Paradox

Character or characterization has been described as <i>contradiction</i>. Although this is the truth, it is – crucially – not the whole truth. The first …

Stanley Kubrick on Why Life is Still Worth Living ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Gavin Aung Than illustrates a response Stanley Kubrick gave to a Playboy interview about the purpose of life.

Stanley Kubrick

Australian Horror / Thrillers That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

The cinematic landscape of Australian horror and thrillers is just as multifaceted and deadly as much of the flora and fauna that can be found in the …

Mad Max

Oscars almost never nominate horror flicks, but they should

When you look closely at the numbers, and the larger history of the industry, the only explanation is bias.<p>Another year, another list of Oscar nominations. And yet again, as with most years in the history of the Academy Awards, not a single horror movie has been nominated.<p>Sure, the dearth of …

Stanley Kubrick

What Highly Creative People Do Differently

Here's what research shows about the everyday behaviors and traits of brilliant artists, entrepreneurs, and writers.<p>The legendary writers Truman Capote, William Carlos Williams, and Frank O'Connor walked into a frat house.<p>No, it's not the beginning of a joke but the (incredible) description of a …

Creativity

Super News

Director Karyn Kusama On Sundance Horror Movie: "Women Have a Lot to Be Really F—ing Afraid Of"

Kusama is one of four directors of the all-female anthology-style feature 'XX,' which also features the directorial debut of singer St. …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Isaac Asimov

Improve Your Craft With These Point of View Writing Exercises

No matter what stage you're at with your writing, it's always beneficial to work on craft and technique. These creative writing exercises target …

Creative Writing

Why 2016 was one of the greatest years for horror movies ever

Though Disney has taken most of the box-office headlines in 2016 as it nears an industry record of $7 billion earned worldwide in the year, the scrappier horror genre made close to $600 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. Not only did several titles find near-universal critical …

Blake Lively

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing