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These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.
“Stargoon.” “Turdly.” Is this really the best that it can do?
Fifty years after its release, the sprawling closing track on “Sgt. Pepperâs Lonely Hearts Club Band” remains a testament to the groupâs ambitious songwriting.
Design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.
Retouching is its own form of fake news. Can an oath change a problem that stretches from fashion to product design?
Every creative has found themselves at the same career crossroads. One path leads where their heart desires. The other leads to “real” jobs. Mike Sager has stood there, and he reflects on why he dropped out of Georgetown Law School to live the creative life.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.
If you’re tired of seeing writing advice from people who’ve never been published, you’ll love these real-world lessons from authors who’ve made it big.
Henry David Thoreau’s famed retreat gets pixelated
If you’ve ever thought that the publishing industry is tough to figure out, you’re not alone. In fact, I once had an author tell me that getting into publishing is sort of like …
Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?
When you no longer have a flashy brand name under your job title, your self-confidence can take a pummeling.
Our accelerating disappearance into the digital ether now defines us—we are the mediated people, whose contact with one another and the world around us is now mostly veiled by a screen. We threaten to rebel, just as we threaten to move to Canada after an election. But we don’t; the current is too fierce to […]
A new project tries to answer two questions: “What are the arts doing about homelessness?” and “Why do the arts have to do with homelessness?”
Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) has mostly vanished from our cultural memory, which is a pity, because he was an extraordinary man, and his influence on our modern age—electrical, science-permeated, and full of wonders—was outsized.
The National Endowment for the Arts funds local community building, educational programs, job training, housing, and more.
Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why photographers cha
The work of Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, and Ai Weiwei fetches millions at auction. Or $20 at your local record shop.
In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli.
In Ray Bradburyâs landmark 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, outlaws commit books to memory while firemen burn their brittle pages out of existence.
Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces around Sydney you’ll find these fun urban interventions by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside).
Huckleberry Finn author made up numerous stories for his children, but The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is the only one to survive
The quirkily personal Instagram accounts of taste-making specialists have become the âsoft powerâ of todayâs traders.
Approximately 70 percent of us will experience a period of self-doubt at least once in our lives. Rebuild your confidence using these five strategies.
Sean Avery’s “sustainable art” prevents the plastic discs from ending up in a landfill.
Talk about a vivid imagination. Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal turns shadows of everyday objects into whimsical doodles that are totally unrelated to the object but ingeniously clever.
Are you having photographer’s block? Here are 21 photography tips and tricks to restart your creative engine! All you need is your camera and a tripod 🙂
Writers write. It’s the action that defines us. What do you do, then, when you feel like you can’t write?
Your techniques, materials, and process don’t necessarily “speak” to your potential collector. The “WHY” will.
A German art dealer is displaying what he says are the only known images of the artist in French Polynesia.
A grad student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is receiving some recognition and praise from National Geographic itself this week … over an iPhone
As I’ve pored through the research, I’ve adopted several creativity habits that let me approach my work differently—all backed by a wealth of research.
The first time I published, I went with Ingram Spark because I heard it would be easier to get into bookstores and libraries.
Mexican-born mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe produces rainbow installations that appear as refracted light beams, ethereal works composed of thousands of multicolor threads.
If you’re a freelancer or are looking for a great remote job, check out these 25 best sites for landing high-paying, meaningful remote working positions.
Japanese paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama deftly creates textured sculptures of animals using a technique involving rolled strips of wet newspaper.
Are you introverted, yet need to get out there and network to promote your small business? Drew Kimble offers some practical tips.
When astronomers spot a new planet that’s too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
The world’s first levitating turntable spins records using a frictionless, zero gravity magnetic technology drive system.
Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics
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Elmgreen & Dragset, the world famous art duo, have brought their unexpected and fascinating exhibition to Israel.
Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills
This quick video demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. With as many art and drawing classes I’ve taken, I’ve never seen this method used before.
Richard Clarkson Studio (previously) has teamed up with Crealev (previously) to produce a miniature floating cloud, one that hovers indoors while both playing your favorite music and lighting up in tune to the beat to replicate a storm.
Four experts in interior design share insights on what artists need to know to work on residential and commercial design projects.
Kim Schoenstadt takes her idea for a group portrait on the road from Los Angeles to New York
When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, many were surprised. But many novelists cheered, and performers of all kinds â from William Shatner to Kesha â have been inspired by Dylan’s words.
Feeling a lack of creativity? Try these 7 ideas to help you spark it and get back shooting and being creative again.
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