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“The Artist’s Way” in an Age of Self-Promotion - The New Yorker

newyorker.com - In 1989, a director named Julia Cameron débuted her first feature film, “God’s Will,” in Washington, D.C. The movie, a romantic comedy about an orphan, did not receive the kind of rave reviews that...

#MayThe4thBeWithYou: How The Internet Is Celebrating Star Wars

npr.org - Impressed, we are. With your #StarWarsDay celebrations, that is. The fourth is strong on the Interwebs. It's a time for Star Wars-themed treats. 5 #StarWarsDay cupcakes to celebrate #MayThe4th tomo...

Behold the “3Dvarius,” the World’s First 3-D Printed Violin

openculture.com - There is a perpetual argument among stringed instrument aficionados about the esoteric value of so-called “tonewoods.” Certainly, to most discriminating ears, the differences between an acoustic gu...

Chatbots Are Your Newest, Dumbest Co-Workers

bloomberg.com - Starting this July, when customer service employees at Overstock.com are too sick to come to work, they'll tell Mila they're not feeling well using an app on their phones or computers. "I'm sorry t...

When words are not enough, gestures or images can say more – Thom Scott-Phillips | Aeon Essays

aeon.co - ‘If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.’ These words are attributed to the realist painter Edward Hopper. Few can paint like Hopper could, but all of us can relate to the ...

Debbie Harry & Nikki Sixx's Sixx:A.M. Join List of Artists Demanding Changes to Copyright Act

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billboard.com - Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and his band Sixx:A.M. have joined the chorus of hundreds of artists and managers who are pushing for a change to copyright laws. Sixx is also imploring YouTube to pa...

How Hollywood Judges Its Childless Female Characters — Film School Rejects

filmschoolrejects.com - If you are a childless-by-choice woman of a certain age (and that “certain age” can vary from culture to culture), you’ve probably put up with some judgment from your family, friends or even collea...

WWI Artists Exhibition Opens May 7 | News Releases - Library of Congress

loc.gov - Press contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639 Public contact: Katherine Blood (202) 707-4622; Sara Duke (202) 707-3630 An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World W...

Against Tough Odds, a High School Arts Program Fosters Success

nytimes.com - DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — Inside a crumbling school building in a neighborhood dotted by pawn shops, fast-food restaurants and strip malls, a security guard is shouting into the girls’ restroom to ma...

Pioneering Landscape Architect Harriet Pattison Finally Gets Her Due

curbed.com - "The hand of the landscape architect often is invisible," says Charles Birnbaum, president of the D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, an observation that cuts to the core of the career of Har...

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Gets a Makeover

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kcet.org - The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre might be less famed than its cousin across the 101 freeway, the Hollywood Bowl, but the 1,200-seat performance space still claims passionate supporters among the th...

#TBT: See the Cast of "Captain America: Civil War" in Some Of Their First Roles

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fastcocreate.com - The bad taste Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left in your mouth is about to get brushed clean by Captain America: Civil War. In honor of Marvel’s continued dominance at the box office...this pr...

The maestro myth of managing

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mintzberg.org - After last week’s TWOG on an “efficient orchestra”, this week’s takes a good look at the popular metaphor—really the deceptive myth—of the heroic leader as orchestra conductor: the managerial maest...

Classical and New Music Culture in Taiwan

newmusicbox.org - While it’s relatively easy to find English language articles about new music ensembles, new commissions, or festivals that take place nearly anywhere in the West, I rarely ever find any information...

Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention Too Late

nytimes.com - The mystery of Prince’s death mirrors the enigma of his life. He shunned the selfie culture and didn’t allow people to take his picture at his estate. Yet at the same time, he regularly opened his ...

The Winners of the Best Translated Book Awards (BTBA)

themillions.com - Announced simultaneously here and at The Folly in New York City, the winners for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World, translated from the...

ForYourArt

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foryourart.com - Giant Robot2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 Sloan Projects 2525 Michigan Ave, B5 Los Angeles, CA 90404 Arena 1 Gallery 3026 Airport Ave Santa Monica, CA 90405 Team Gallery (Bungalow) 306 ...

Murdered Waitress Actress Adrienne Shelly's Husband on Her Legacy for Daughter, 12: 'She Just Adored That Little Girl So Much'

people.com - Murdered Waitress Actress Adrienne Shelly's Husband on Her Legacy for Daughter, 12: 'She Just Adored That Little Girl So Much' Adrienne Shelly, Andy Ostry and thier daughter Sophie @kcbaker77777 Ac...

Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley to Star in Reimagining of “Hamlet” — Women and Hollywood

blog.womenandhollywood.com - Two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts and rapidly ascending star Daisy Ridley are likely teaming up for a project. The pair are in final negotiations to star in “Ophelia,” a reimagining of Shakespeare...

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid - Beastie Boys Vintage Audio - Blank on Blank

blankonblank.org - MCA: We got in last night. We took the bus right after the show. Rocci Fisch: Where were you last night? MCA: Listen to this: we’re on the stage playing and we happen to say—can I curse on this or ...

The Creation Station | Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

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vmbvoom.com - The Creation Station puts creativity back into childhood. We boost children’s confidence and self-esteem by inspiring them to harness their imagination and express their unique creative potential t...

The Startling Jane Jacobs Predictions That Are Coming True Today

citylab.com - Jane Jacobs was always ahead of her time. In her trilogy of urban works, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, The Economy of Cities, and Cities and the Wealth of Nations, written in the 196...

Preview Frieze New York 2016

artnews.com - Los Angeles’s David Kordansky will offer Mai-Thu Perret’s Les guérillères III, 2016. KEVIN TODORA/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID KORDANSKY, LOS ANGELES The fifth edition of Frieze New York opens to ...

Christopher Walken | The Talks

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the-talks.com - Name: Ronald Walken DOB: 31 March 1943 Place of Birth: Queens, New York, USA Occupation: Actor Mr. Walken, has anybody told you lately that you have great hair? You know, it’s funny you say that be...

Is Britney Spears Ready to Stand on Her Own?

nytimes.com - The rules for meeting Britney are tight. No selfies. No autographs. No invading her personal space. Each night before Ms. Spears appears in her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater...

Dear Hollywood, Let Broadway Show You What Diversity Looks Like

huffingtonpost.com - This morning, the sweetheart of musical theater, "Hamilton," shattered records by earning 16 Tony Award nominations in categories spanning acting, directing, composition, design, choreography and m...

The Merits of Giving Up on Your Ideas

99u.com - Growing up, I had a Winston Churchill quote on my desk: “Never, never, never give up.” It served as a daily reminder to continue pushing forward, especially when things were rough. Persevering agai...

Gloria Steinem Brings Feminism to Viceland

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Gloria Steinem and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. were engrossed in conversation steps from his ceremonial office, where he was getting his makeup done. Ms. Steinem, already preppe...

U.S. Film Fests Screen Three Times as Many Male-Directed Narratives As Female Ones — Women and Hollywood

blog.womenandhollywood.com - New research from Dr. Martha Lauzen reveals that high-profile U.S. film festivals screen more than three times as many narrative films directed by men than women. It’s well-known that female filmma...

Marvel Kicks Off Video Series To Ease In New Readers, Starting With Black Panther

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fastcocreate.com - Marvel grabbed some international headlines when it announced that its relaunched Black Panther title, following the "All-New, All-Different" reboot of its line, would be helmed by National Book Aw...

Using Preorders to Boost New Release Book Sales

insights.bookbub.com - Setting up preorders for a new release on retailer sites can be a great way to generate buzz and boost sales prior to the book’s launch date. When Melissa F. Miller was preparing to launch the sixt...

“Trumbo” Screening with Academy Award-Winning Actor Bryan Cranston

nyfa.edu - The New York Film Academy enjoyed a special evening with Bryan Cranston, the star of Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle and, more recently, the movie Trumbo, a historical film about one of the mos...

Seth Godin Explains How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

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blog.creativelive.com - If you haven’t read any blog posts or books from Seth Godin, watching this clip from Godin’s interview on 30 Days of Genius will have you chomping at the bit to do so. In his interview, Godin, a be...

Forced from home – Creative Review

creativereview.co.uk - One of the biggest challenges facing charities working with the international refugee crisis is finding ways to help the public relate to what is happening. The numbers are huge and unwieldy – more...

The wonder and humanity of a mural that spans 50 buildings

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ideas.ted.com - “Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eyes first.” – Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a Coptic bishop from the 3rd century Whenever I paint a mural, I choose a quote that r...

The Jukebox At Your Local Bar Just Got More Dangerous

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fastcompany.com - Rarely does a new music app make me feel nervous. But as the TouchTunes product team swipes through their app’s redesigned interface and boasts about its new features, I realize I’m screwed. Put th...

Seb Lester, calligraphy and social media – Creative Review

creativereview.co.uk - Last month, artist and designer Seb Lester gained his one millionth follower on Instagram. “It’s a respectable following for a pop star,” he wrote on his website at the time, “let alone a nerd with...

Brownjohn rediscovered – Creative Review

creativereview.co.uk - Though his work and career was documented in Emily King’s 2005 book Sex and Typography and at an accompanying exhibition at the Design Museum, much of Robert Brownjohn’s output has hitherto been un...

Williamsburg Shorts

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kickstarter.com - My name is Lucio and I'm writing and illustrating a graphic novel about Williamsburg.  For the last 23 years, I’ve lived on Grand Street at a nexus between Caribbean, Italian, and Hasidic Jewish co...

Atlantic City - a short film

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kickstarter.com - Raúl Castillo: An actor alternating among film, television, and theater, Raúl Castillo is most recognizable for his portrayal of the charming “Richie” on the acclaimed HBO series Looking, which wil...

The Magic and Logic of Powerful Public Speaking: TED Curator Chris Anderson’s Field Guide to Giving a Great Talk

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brainpickings.org - “Words are events, they do things, change things,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her sublime reflection on telling and listening. “They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and for...

Why Haters Hate: Kierkegaard Explains the Psychology of Bullying and Online Trolling in 1847

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brainpickings.org - Celebrated as the first true existentialist philosopher, Danish writer and thinker Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813–November 11, 1855) may have only lived a short life, but it was a deep one and its ...

The Illustrated Life of Trailblazing Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Paved the Way for Women in Media

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brainpickings.org - As a lover of picture-book biographies of cultural icons and an ardent admirer of trailblazing journalist, proto-feminist, and daring media stuntwoman Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864–January 27, 1922), I w...

SJP Defends Her 'Hamilton'-Inspired Met Gala Outfit

huffingtonpost.com - Sarah Jessica Parker is no stranger to criticism when it comes to her past Met Gala looks, and she's got the memes to prove it. But if there's one thing she's not when it comes to the grand yearly ...

By The Way, Mozart Had An Equally Talented Sister

huffingtonpost.com - How did you grasp Nannerl's talent through that process? There are some reviews that came out about her playing. One said, "Imagine an eleven-year-old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas an...

Empowered by MailChimp: Tattly

swiss-miss.com - A few weeks ago I got a call from my friend Mark at MailChimp in which he asked: “What would you say if we made a commercial on Tattly for Viceland TV?” Needless to say, I nearly fell off my chair....

Of Heartsongs and Earworms - @muz4now

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muz4now.com - I’ve been involved with a few musical theatre shows around my new home in Ithaca, New York, for the past few months. I’m learning a lot. Most of what I’m learning is about me. And I think I’m not a...

The Trouble with 5 Years

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suzannecastle.wordpress.com - I know this post is going to put me into some very hot water. I’ve been muddling it over in my mind all weekend and now it’s 3:14p on Monday and since it won’t go away…. Maybe you listened to NPR t...

#2FollowTuesday - volume 2 - @muz4now

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muz4now.com - Here we go with round two of people I enjoy interacting with on social networks. Check back here for Tuesday updates that I’m calling #2FollowTuesday on Twitter. Both of my recommendations today ar...

Little Richard Says It's All a Bunch of Lies...

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digitalmusicnews.com - “I just spoke to him today,” William Sobel told Rolling Stone. “He said, ‘You know, I want you to talk to [the media] because I’m really annoyed.'” Sobel continued, quoting his client: “‘This thing...

Douglas Eby

Developing creativity and personal growth for multitalented people. My sites include Talent Development Resources; Developing Creativity; The Creative Mind; HighAbility; HighlySensitive; TheInnerActor; TheInnerEntrepreneur and others.

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