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The Little Prince: animated movie dropped by Paramount a week before release

In a strange turn of events for <i>The Little Prince</i>, Paramount has dropped the CG, stop-motion animated film one week before its scheduled U.S. release …

11 Ways to Write a Character-Focused Story That Still Feels Action-Packed

Everyone loves a story that races forward. There’s a reason we love books that are “page-turners.” But does a fast-paced story full of thrills and …

The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclaims in the film "National Treasure." "That's why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden."<p>Those of us not so familiar with the lived experience of …

Art

Artist upcycles broken watches into intricate steampunk sculptures

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the inner workings of a mechanical watch, you’ll love Sue Beatrice’s beautiful steampunk sculptures. Created for …

8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home

<b>Do you own your stuff or does your stuff own you?</b>Several years ago, my husband and I discovered that the clutter in our homes was eating away at our …

Minimalism

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation style.<p>In coaching a number of high-level executives on presentations in the last two …

Public Speaking

Eye-Popping GIFs That Look Like Animated Hand-Drawn Illustrations

French artist Mattis Dovier has created a series of animated GIFs with a distinctive hand-drawn look and racy subject matter that ranges from the …

GIF Animations

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Posts a Silent, Black-and-White Version of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh posted a silent, black-and-white version of <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> along with an essay on staging in film on his site …

Steven Soderbergh

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Be Good To Each Other, Folks. Because This Could Happen.

In theory, you may know that it's important to treat your friends with understanding and respect, but this comic by Nate Swinehart reveals the "real" …

Comics

Soundhawk Customizable Listening System Helps You Hear

I’ve destroyed my hearing. It’s not bad yet, but it will be. I’ve seen far too many concerts (including the ear-destroying Motörhead a few times) without using earplugs. For people like myself, or anyone that might have trouble hearing for other reasons Soundhawk offers customizable listening …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day

Okay, so maybe we don’t know your dad personally, but there’s one thing we do know: His favorite gift from you is a shared experience. No matter if you’re taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time — father-child …

Homebrewing

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

Here’s an appreciation of Edgar Wright’s visual comedy chops

Edgar Wright makes funny movies. But what sets him apart from other comedic directors is that he gives the medium and frame as much importance as the …

Watch: Stop-Motion Puppetry Short That Plato Would’ve Loved

If you think animation is a medium best reserved for Cartoon Network and not for fine artists, you’re likely to reconsider after seeing Pennsylvania-based animator Tobias Stretch’s new video, <i>Unity</i>.<p>The five-minute stop-motion animation–made for a hauntingly beautiful choral work by avant-garde …

Animation

Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a …

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Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev<p>Beautiful long exposure photos of stars taken in Russia. See also Lincoln Harrison's work.<p>SHARE:

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called “Shoot …

Art

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

Street Photography

Incredible Focus Stacked Time-Lapse Video of Coral Made Up of 150K RAW Frames

If you’re ready to have your mind blown for the next three and a half minutes, go ahead and press play. And keep in mind that the masterpiece your …

Magical Tokyo Cityscapes Seen Through Colorful Bokeh

In this ongoing series, photographer Takashi Kitajima blurs the details of Tokyo's buildings and bridges into beautifully abstract landscapes. He creates each gorgeous composition by standing on observation decks of high-rise buildings or overpasses throughout the city.<p>By gaining a bird's eye view …

Photography