Pratik Shah

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7 Facts About Wine's History So Strange They'll Make You Feel Tipsy

If you're feeling intently as if you need a glass of wine to get through the news cycle, even if you've just woken up, you will rejoice at the news …

Character Introductions: Part 10

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

John Cusack

Codex Silenda is a wooden book whose story you unlock by solving five mechanical puzzles.

Beautifully produced books have become coveted objects in a digital world. But young industrial designer Brady Whitney has taken the idea of book as …

Industrial Design

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to …

Saint Petersburg

Metaflop Lets You Create and Customize Your Own Fonts for Free

If you're looking for the perfect font, but can't seem to find it, you might be able to make it. Metaflop Modulator makes it easy to create custom …

Typography

11 Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description

The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays <i>embody</i> our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying …

Dow Jones

What Are All Those Quarks Doing in Your Body?

We're made of flesh and bone and fat, which are in turn made of protons and electrons, which are (mostly) made of quarks. Which, even though they are …

Physics

6 Brain Teasers That Will Blow Your Mind

Mind feeling sluggish? Or maybe feeling particularly smart right now, and want to test your intellect?<p>To see the answer, highlight the text after …

Greenhouses

44 Essential Movies for the Student of Philosophy

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “philosophical film”? <i>The Matrix</i>, most likely, an obvious example of a movie—or franchise—that explores …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Getting Into Character: Fiction Writing Exercises

Fiction writing exercises for developing characters.Writers are not actors, but sometimes we need to get into character.To truly understand the …

Writing