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How to Understand Hal Foster, Godfather of Postmodern Art Theory

Describing <b>Hal Foster</b> as a critic is something of a misnomer. A distinguished professor and academic, he is one of the most important art historians …

The Secret Life of the Real Banksy, Robin Gunningham

Friends, teammates, and people who helped create some of his artworks give The Daily Beast a rare look at the man behind the mask.<p>BRISTOL, England — …

Streetwear

15 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Almost Impossible To Kill

Back in elementary school most of us learned that plants help clean the air through a process called photosynthesis. Which is fanastic when we think …

Plants

Got Limiting Beliefs? 4 Ways to Choose More Empowering Ones

We all have friends that grew up with siblings, under the same roof, with the same opportunities, but turned out drastically different. One pursued a …

Self-improvement

11 Gift Ideas for the Coolest Guy You Know

<i>In 2003, Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten created Cool Hunting to capture and share things that inspire them. Over the years they have built a fantastic editorial team that seeks out stories of creativity and innovation from a broad range of categories — art, design, technology, travel, cars and food.</i> …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive

Google searches are like a stream of consciousness. We plug every idle curiosity, every thought, and every question into the search engine. Google has always kept careful record of these searches, which helps sell ads. But Google also keeps an audio log of the questions you ask its voice search …

Google

10 sketching tips for beginners

The Beginner's Guide to Sketching is a book that offers lots of inspiration and advice for anyone looking to take their first creative steps or …

Graphics

4 Ways To Psychologically Manipulate Someone

Ever thought about using psychology to your benefit your everyday interactions with others? You don’t need a psych degree, nor do you need any …

Psychology

7 Essential Steps for Starting Your Own Art Movement

There's never been a more perfect time to kick Damien Hirst from his high chair.<p>If there's anything postmodern art does, it “obliterates the line—or the brow—separating the high from the low,” American sociologist Todd Gitlin once wrote. With pretention around the arts crumbling, bit by bit, over …

Art

Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

Your parents will love this helpful accompaniment to all your back-to-school woes.<p>If you're going to be an artist, nothing can stop you. This includes the ridicule of art lovers, dire poverty, and the lack of formal education. There are certain things taught by any art school worth its salt that …

Christoph Niemann: How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces

About this presentationIn this 99U talk, illustrator Christoph Niemann shares his three biggest fears: the fear of not being good enough, the fear …

Creativity

6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Income as a Photographer

Besides the usual well paid gigs, which can be months apart, every photographer usually needs some extra income. Nothing major, but enough to keep …

The Secrets to Compelling Black and White Portraits

Black and white photographs can portray a higher level of timelessness than color images. The lack of color also gives us a better sense of the time …

Photography

What your favorite programming language says about you

Programming languages create fierce tribes around themselves, with developers often getting into "religious wars" over the pros and cons of each.<p>Here's what your favorite programming language says about you, courtesy of the internet.

8 portrait posing tricks to improve body shape and hide unflattering features

<i>In this portrait posing tutorial we show you eight posing tricks you can try on any subject to improve body shape, conceal unflattering features and</i> …