Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

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Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history. The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 all contained computer generated imagery. But while Hollywood’s profits grow, visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film — an Oscar. Continue reading “Hollywood’s Greatest Trick”

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form.

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Minecraft maps are unique worlds, but they can also be an art form. Continue reading “Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form.”

Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form.

Watch Legendary Actor Ian McShane Turn Candle Descriptions Into Dramatic Monologues

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Cire Trudon makes luxuriously scented candles, and writes bonkers descriptions for them. Classical thespian McShane reads them with just the right amount of emotion. Continue reading “Watch Legendary Actor Ian McShane Turn Candle Descriptions Into Dramatic Monologues”

Watch Legendary Actor Ian McShane Turn Candle Descriptions Into Dramatic Monologues

Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

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How bad graphic design changed award shows, elections, and your medicine cabinet. Continue reading “Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars”

Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco”

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Continue reading “Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco””

Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco”

Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe

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The ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe explains how to deal with stupid people criticizing your ideas. Continue reading “Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe”

Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

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In his introduction to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children’s story. But some scholars have found hidden criticisms of late-nineteenth-century economic policies in the book. Is it possible that one of America’s favorite children’s stories is also a subversive parable? David B. Parker investigates the text for clues.  Continue reading “The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz””

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”