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Painting - Learn How to Visualize Your Painting For Greater Success

Whilst planning your painting in minute detail may inhibit spontaneity and that sudden burst of creativity, a little forethought can go a long way to …

Improve your brushstrokes in oils

Oil paints offer the ideal medium for achieving strong and interesting brushwork. An artist's style of brushstrokes is what defines their work and …

Digital Art

Painting on Paper With Oils

Although oil paint and paper are not traditionally considered to be compatible, paper is an excellent flexible surface to paint on with oil when …

An Introduction to Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paintbrushes come in an array of sizes, shapes, and hairs. Find out more about the …

Graphics

Oil Painting: What You Need to Get Started

So you’re interested in becoming an oil painter? Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Van Gogh? Perhaps you’d rather paint the light like …

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real

It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Earlier in the summer, I wrote a column about Black Lives Matter Toronto in which I said people who've never experienced racism—particularly politicians and media pundits—should be careful when …

Human Rights

Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill, but what about slavery reparations for African-Americans?

Just when you thought Congress couldn’t get along, they found something they could all agree on: 9-11 families.<p>Both the House and Senate voted …

Serena Williams: Diary of a Strong, Black Woman in White America

The outrageous ‘controversy’ over Williams being named SI Sportsperson of the Year is just the latest example of her race barrier-shattering journey …

Derrick Rose remains defiant after scoring 19 points in Bulls' win

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose remains defiant.<p>He doesn't care what people think or what the numbers say. He's going to play the way he wants to play and do …

Basketball

Justice Scalia's Message to Black Children

<i>I received this excellent piece from one of my colleagues at Success Academy. I am proud to work with her and the thousands of others who fight to provide high quality educational options to all children.</i><p><b>Justice Scalia's Message to Black Children</b> By TWINK WILLIAMS BURNS<p>When I was an admissions …

Education

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Black Americans Are Overlooked Victims of Gun Violence

Feb. 1, 2013, was one of the most moving and enlightening days of my life. I was at the NAACP Image Awards, where singer Harry Belafonte, 85, …

Guns

Kendall Gill grateful for second chance with CSN for Bulls analysis

On the day CSN made official his return, Kendall Gill walked into a restaurant for lunch and randomly ran into former Bulls' star Bob Love.<p>"This whole thing was meant to be," Gill said by phone.<p>CSN suspended Gill in March 2013 after a fight with Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle in the CSN …

Basketball

The Most Offensive Moments Of 2015

It was a year of controversy in the world of entertainment. Yes, we witnessed the usual onslaught of gossip-fueled BS and petty feuds. But many of …

Celebrity Gossip

3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' victory

The Bulls improved to 13-8 with their home victory over the Pelicans. Here are three observations.<p><b>Joakim Noah needs to play more</b><p>The big man's game is predicated on energy and rhythm. He can't always find it in 20 minutes a night.<p>Noah logged his second-most playing time of the season and delivered …

NBA

Dear White People, You Suck At Diversity

When white people in tech open their mouths about diversity, I tend to brace myself. More often than not, it seems like they say something tone-deaf, outright offensive or lacking in an understanding of intersectionality.<p>Intersectionality is the concept that people face multi-faceted layers of …

Feminism

Quit assuming students protesting racism on campus are spoiled whiners!

With an increasingly diverse demographic, demanding a more diverse faculty is reasonable<p>Today students who dare to voice complaints about racism on campus are more often than not slapped with a number of easy-to-use, prefabricated labels that take the place of actually seriously addressing the …

Students

White privilege: Has our racial divide shifted from Jim Crow to ‘microaggressions’?

The election of Barack Obama was supposed to lead America to a “post-racial society,” but no such arcadia of contented colorblindness ever …

Derrick Rose eyes Friday appearance, opening-night start

The Bulls' starting lineup is basically set. All that's unknown is whether Derrick Rose's left eye will cooperate enough for him to be in it.<p>And in a mild surprise, Rose and coach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls guard may play minor minutes in Friday's exhibition finale against the Mavericks in …

NBA

Questioning the Management of Derrick Rose's Orbital Fracture Saga

On September 29th, Derrick Rose suffered his latest setback in what has been a career once destined for greatness now defined by freak injuries. This …

Russell Westbrook

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg likes way defense is playing

Despite a winning record, <b>Fred Hoiberg</b> has fielded a multitude of questions about his underachieving offense.<p>The first-year coach has spent so much time dissecting that aspect that one might wonder what has pleased him.<p>Asked and answered.<p>"I like the way we're defending," Hoiberg said Saturday before …

NBA

Artistic Architecture and Landscape Photography (15 photos)

Varlose, Denmark-based freelance architectural and landscape photographer Kim Holtermand takes photos that make you appreciate life's still moments. There's an underlining moodiness to his work – you can almost feel the heavy fog surrounding the buildings or weaving through the trees. His attention …

Photography

Bulls overcome offensive slows with strong fourth quarter to tip Pelicans

The Bulls scored no bigger basket than Aaron Brooks' driving layup with 40.3 seconds left, which snapped a tie and provided the lead for good in a 98-94 victory over the Pelicans on Saturday night at the United Center.<p>But for symbolic purposes, Joakim Noah's drive and slam past Anthony Davis with …

NBA

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

For black students at Texas, Supreme Court remarks are a burden added

As a chemical engineering major who aced high school science courses and was a regional leader in the National Society of Black Engineers, becoming a physics tutor at the<p>University of Texas at Austincame easily to Claiborne Jones.<p>But students never seemed to seek his help.<p>"People I was tutoring …

The Two Most Powerful Words That You Can Say To Yourself While Writing

“I’m bored.” These two words are the hardest thing to admit, when you’re writing your deathless novel, or screenplay, or short story. You’re supposed …

Muhammad Ali Responds to Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali released a statement Wednesday responding to Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.<p>"I am a …

Donald Trump

What Is in a Name?

In this season of turbulence, Americans have been thrust into a national discussion on racism. As a result, Americans are increasingly opening their eyes to the negative symbolism undergirding many of our institutions. This has caused an examination of the names, insignias and icons of an unequal …

Black History

Jimmy Butler can only watch late 12-2 run in loss: 'I wanted to play'

BOSTON -- Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler says he asked coach Fred Hoiberg to stay in the game to begin the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's …

Basketball

Bulls rookie Bobby Portis plays his role, waits for his turn

Long after Bulls practice ended Sunday, even well after his lengthy rotating one-on-one-on-one battle with Tony Snell and Aaron Books left him lathered and a loser to Snell, Bobby Portis dropped three of his customary third-person references into a six-minute chat with reporters.<p>"Free Bobby …

NBA

What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing

Over the years, I've had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: <b>What do you love about the writing life?</b><p>Here are excerpted answers from some highly …

Writing