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H.P. Lovecraft’s Spooky Poem About Edgar Allan Poe

In 1938, the fantasy and horror magazine <i>Weird Tales</i> published an acrostic sonnet, written by H.P. Lovecraft, entitled “Where Once Poe Walked.” In the …

Literature

Evelyn Nesbit: The world’s first supermodel

Evelyn Nesbit achieved great fame more than a century ago as a model. She revolutionised cultural life, writes Lindsay Baker.<p>What makes a supermodel? A preternatural beauty, of course, but there is more – a certain charisma, an unerring fashion instinct, a steely resilience, sex appeal. And a mere …

Responsive Web Design

When you have your own website, there are plenty of decisions you have to make. The Responsive Web Design infographic from Verve gives helpful …

11 Tips for Carving a Better Jack O'Lantern

Forget two triangles and a toothy grin; this Halloween, take your jack o'lanterns to the next level. We asked Marc Evan, co-founder of Brooklyn-based …

Must-See Horror #1: Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death'

Let's be frank: Halloween is the best holiday. You don't have to take out a second mortgage after funding it like you do at Christmas. You don't have …

Type Terminology by Xiao Zheng

Logo, Brand & Identity Inspiration

Drink To This: 'Shazam For Wine' App Drync Finally Goes Universal For iPad

• Snap a photo of a wine label and Drync instantly matches the wine to show price, ratings, and notes<br>• Buy wine in seconds for delivery to your …

The Best Books of 2013, Part 1

<i>We asked some of our contributors for their favorite books they read this year. (Most listed new books, but a few picked older favorites.) Here’s the first installment.</i><p>This was the year Seamus Heaney died, so the best book of poems to read in 2013 was “<b>Seeing Things</b>,” my favorite of Heaney’s many …

A Robot Walks Into a Bar…

The stage presence is a little stilted. The tone of voice befits a dry delivery, but there are hints of Henny Youngman. “I once dated a MacBook,” the joke runs. “It didn’t work, because she was all ‘I’ this and ‘I’ that.” The comedian keeps a straight face by design, because he is a robot. “O.K., I …

The Founder Of A Famous Ad Agency Wrote A Fantastic Memo On How To Be A Good Writer

In 1982, the late founder of the Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency David Ogilvy issued a memo of 10 incredible writing tips to his staff.<p>Known as "the father of advertising," Ogilvy made sure his employees knew they'd only climb the ladder at his agency if their writing was sharp, clear, and …

The Mystery of Moon Dust

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin returned from the moon, their cargo included nearly fifty pounds of rock and soil, which were packed in an aluminum box with seals designed to maintain the lunar surface’s low-pressure environment. But back at Johnson Space Center, in Houston, scientists …

Adobe Hacked, 2.9 Million Customer Accounts Compromised

Adobe today announced that hackers have managed to obtain information on approximately 2.9 million of its customers that have downloaded its software, including customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information on …

Scribd launches subscription e-book service for Android, iOS and web

Many of us associate Scribd with embedded documents on websites, but the company has been quietly building an e-book platform -- first by selling content and later by soft-launching a subscription service. The company is now making its strategy clear by formally launching the e-book service and …

Did Yahoo's Intern Have a Better Logo Design?

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another, but probably not in such a public arena, we are not counted. As an aside, I have nothing but …

Graphic Design

Looking back at working with the legendary Herb Lubalin

What was it like to work with the legendary Herb Lubalin? And to be involved in the design and production of Herb’s game-changing tabloid, <i>Upper and</i> …

Beautiful Redhead Girls Ilustrations

One of the things in life I will never understand is people who make fun of gingers. Anyone, redhead or not, is an unique person and deserves …

Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

Wacom today debuted its Intuos Creative Stylus (via <i>Engadget</i>), which uses Bluetooth 4.0, integrated shortcut buttons, and 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity to create "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" when drawing on an iPad. It's designed for sketching, drawing, and painting and aims to deliver …

At Long Last: The Definitive Version of “At Long Last Love”

At Long Last: The Definitive Version of "At Long Last Love"<p>Way back in 1975, 20th Century-Fox released a musical comedy I had written and directed, …

Do you have a preference for any one aspect of the whole filmmaking process?I think I enjoy editing the most

<i>Do you have a preference for any one aspect of the whole filmmaking process?</i><br>I think I enjoy editing the most. It’s the nearest thing to some reasonable environment in which to do creative work. Writing, of course, is very satisfying, but, of course, you’re not working with film. The actual shooting of a film is probably the worst circumstances you could try to imagine for creating a work of art. There is, first of all, the problem of getting up very early every morning and going to bed very …