Sean Hancock

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Voices: Why journalism students need improv classes

As the digital revolution upends newsrooms across the country, here's my advice for journalism students: Learn to improvise. Your school has a theater department? Take Improvisational Theater 101 as an elective.<p>I've been a reporter for more than 25 years, so I have lived through a half dozen …

Are You Ready for Our Annual Fiction 101 Short Story Contest?

click to enlarge<p>Get inspired: The 14th annual Fiction 101 Contest is here.<p>Every year, <i>Boise Weekly</i> asks readers to submit their own short stories, …

3 Tips for Turning a Company Into a Brand | Inc.com

Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a unique brand and gaining credibility. No longer can companies create brands using old school tactics. In this smart era, the traditional form of branding doesn't work at …

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Redditors Reimagine Photo of a Flexible Cat in Hilarious Photoshop Battle

Photoshop Battles (aka PSBattle) never ceases to delight us with the hilarious creations rendered by skilled participants, all inspired by a single photograph. For those unfamiliar with the popular PSBattle subreddit, it’s a place where a Redditor posts a source image, and then others superimpose …

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Revolutionary New "Skateboard" Removes The Board Completely

In a futuristic take on pedestrian transportation, these sidewinding circular skates give users the sensation of “skateboarding” – minus the board. Riders simply place their feet inside the pair of rings, standing on pedal-like platforms that rotate inside the circles on tracks. The concept is …

Adventurous Acrobat Couple Gets Married in 38 Different Places Around the World in 83 Days

After Cheetah Platt proposed to his girlfriend Rhiann Woodyard, the pair was having trouble picking a theme or idea for their wedding, so they decided to celebrate their marriage with multiple weddings around the world! Through eight months of careful planning and research, the couple managed to …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Adorable Minimalist Illustrations Have a Hilariously Sharp Wit

Illustrator and designer David Olenick has a knack for pairing adorable characters with a biting wit. His minimalist artworks grace a variety of products like pillows and greeting cards but are most popular on t-shirts. Smiling foods, unhappy umbrellas, and puzzled dinosaurs accompany short sayings …

Devoted Daughter Takes Her Elderly, Wheelchair-Bound Mother on a Trip to See the World

After a tragic accident left An Rong's elderly mother confined to a wheelchair, the 87-year-old woman suffered from depression, often spending entire days in her bed without eating or drinking. 42-year-old An, the youngest in her family, began to worry even more when she noticed her mother becoming …

Stunning Posters Merge Famous Movie Directors' With Their Iconic Films

Hamburg-Germany based illustrator Julian Rentzsch has teamed up with Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein at Stellavie, an independent design studio, to create a unique set of posters featuring movie directors merged with their famous films. So far, the team has released three posters – Alfred …

Miniaturized Landscapes by Jorge Mayet Appear to Float in Mid-Air

Artist Jorge Mayet sculpts miniature landscapes that look like they're islands floating in an infinite abyss. The small works, which appear against white gallery walls, create the illusion that they've splintered from the ground. Their roots and soil are exposed beneath luscious green grass and …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

The 'Transformers' writer is no longer penning or directing the next 'Star Trek'

LOS ANGELES — The next <i>Star Trek</i> is due to arrive in summer 2016 with Kirk and Spock and phasers and all the stuff you've come to expect from a modern</i> …

Unlocking the power of video storytelling at the Media Summit

One of the major trends in the media industry over the past several years has been the growing emphasis on using video to tell stories. At the …

18 best Jimmy Fallon moments of 2014

We've danced, we've cried, we've ew!-ed with Jimmy Fallon.<p>Now it's time to sit back and reflect on some of the best (and, inevitably, most viral) …

Sharing family photos helps keep your ancestry alive

Our family photos are in danger.<p>Most families have hundreds of disorganized analog photos deteriorating in their homes. These photos hold valuable …

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

Iowa may be first state to put driver's licenses on smartphones

Iowa residents may become the first in the U.S. to use a smartphone mobile app as their driver's license.<p>The Iowa Department of Transportation wants …

A 3D Printer Could Be Your Future Tattoo Artist

Ink junkies, take note— a machine could create your future tattoos.<p>Three French design students modified a MakerBot 3D printer to administer tattoos. …

3D-Printed Heart Implant Could Save Lives

If you thought 3D printing technology was all fun and games, think again. Working together, medical researchers and engineers around the world have …

Flying Cars Are Coming

The flying car is finally getting off the ground! Will pigs follow?<p>Elliott Morgan looks at how close we really are to living in a Blade Runner …

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The insanely talented women writers who posed as men to get published

It isn’t easy to make it in a man’s world. Women may benefit from more legal rights today than ever before but the truth is our world still runs on …

18-year-old artist painted Morgan Freeman, and it looks like a photo

This is not a professional photograph of Morgan Freeman. It's a drawing by 18-year-old artist Jack Ede.<p>Ede posts step-by-step updates of his portrait …