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How to Use Skinny News

If you’re new here, you may want to take a moment to check out our quick introductory video simply by clicking the image above.  We’ll give you a quick tour of the site and show you how easy it is to share your stories with us!

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Constraints and Creativity

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is famous for defining and disseminating the idea of ‘flow.’

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How Much Is a Theatre MFA Worth?

What the crisis at Harvard’s ART Institute says about the precarious state of theatre training in higher education.

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New Jasper Johns monograph offers a full overview of his 60-year career

The book’s author, Roberta Bernstein, says there is a clear consistency to his practice

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An American Dialect Dictionary Is Dying Out. Here Are Some Of Its Best Words.

From twistification to storm caves to slushburgers, the U.S. has quite the history of local language quirks.

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Gauguin’s Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear

“Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing.”

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24 Books That Will Help You Understand America

Buckle up for a literary road trip through the nation’s heartland.

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A Brand You Can Trust? Record Nerds’ 20 Favorite Labels From the 20th Century

If music companies were brands, which labels did record nerds trust most? The results are in via an informal poll of critics, influencers, music industry veterans, and vinyl enthusiasts conducted

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For the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s props director, one blood is not like another

Chris Young mixes a unique version of the vital fluid for every violent scene….

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Bizarre Pollock forgery scam targets unwary collectors in the US

IFAR has uncovered a cache of poorly executed fakes supposedly once owned by a wealthy German immigrant who went mad and left the art to his servants—but no trace in official records

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Trained Musicians Make Better Decisions

New research finds there’s an advantage to starting music lessons in late childhood.

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Was 1876 classical music’s most important year?

Twelve seismic months heralded a new age; we still feel their impact today….

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10 Instagram Statistics to Keep in Mind When Planning Your 2018 Strategy

Instagram is on the rise, and each day, more and more compelling reasons arise to consider it within your social marketing process… 

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10 College Courses to Read Along With This Semester (From Your Couch)

This time of year, I always get the back-to-school blues. Not, mind you, because I have to go back to school, but because other people get to, and I have to keep on being an employed adult…

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If you ever wanted to know how to upset a photographer, here’s how to do it

There are some things that one just shouldn’t do or say to a photographer. In this video from Lok Cheung, we see some absolutely perfect examples of how to not act around a photographer…

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Everything you need to know about paper backdrops with 2 money saving DIYP tips

Choosing a backdrop for use in the studio largely comes down to personal preference. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman tells us everything we need to know about working with seamless paper backdrops. Which to buy and how to care for them…

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Fake War Photographer Gets Exposed After Fooling the World

Right now, a conflict photographer named Eduardo Martins is supposedly driving around in a van somewhere in the Australian outback…

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Build a Swinging Art Table for Uniquely Hypnotic Drawings

Fairly easy to make, this project is perfect for kids or for providing a simple means of showcasing how minor variables will create unique geometric art…

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The Importance of Artwork Titles

Titles can add impact and another dimension to the experience of art.

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The Reformation: classical music’s punk moment

The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music

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This new AI-composed pop song sounds like something from a Spotify playlist

Note by note, machines are learning to express themselves. But if you think the fusion of artificial intelligence and music is bound to produce soulless, robotic-sounding tunes, Taryn Southern urges you to give our weird future another listen….

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This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science

Most brain training programs are little more than memory games.

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What Cities Lose When an Alt-Weekly Dies

The Village Voice halts its print edition, but the model it pioneered lives on (sort of).

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YouTube Stars Stress Out, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.

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English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online

Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.

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Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1

Richard Pearson, jailed in January for selling 14 forged drawings and paintings, to pay only nominal sum due to lack of assets

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Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?

Publishing is a tough industry. Building an audience can be hard, competition is tight, profit margins even tighter, and most authors have annual wages below the poverty line. Making your way to the still-coveted New York Times best-seller list remains…

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Watch Lasers Cut Intricate Lace Designs From Paper

It is always amazing to watch a laser cutter in action, but seeing one burn beautiful designs into paper is truly mesmerizing.

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Lewis Carroll’s portraits of the real Alice in Wonderland to go on show in London

National Portrait Gallery exhibition of Victorian photographers will push beyond “insalubrious accusations” against Carroll

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American Authors Are Swearing More. So What?

A new study represents a new low for pop psychology.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s forgotten musical invention has been created for the first time

Da Vinci’™s organ-viola-harpsichord is an instrument of genius.

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Who Owns Your Stuff? It Might Not Be You

Inside the fight against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act€–and what designers can do about it.

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The Practical Guide To Color Theory For Photographers

You’re making a huge mistake if you think you don’t need to know color theory as a photographer. Learn simple tweaks to make a big difference in your image!

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The Hardest Working Office Design In America Encrypts Your Data With Lava Lamps

A wall of 100 lava lamps at Cloudflare’™s San Francisco office isn’t just for kitsch it is quietly encrypting information.

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Prince Gets an Official Purple Pantone Color

The Pantone Color Institute has announced that they’ve created

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Long Before Photoshop, the Soviets Mastered the Art of Erasing People from Photographs—and History Too

Photoshopping didn’t begin with Photoshop, and indeed the early masters of Photoshopping did it well before anyone had even dreamed of the personal computer, let alone a means to manipulate images on one.

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8 Tips for Artists Accepting Commissions

As a self-employed artist, I rely on commissions more so than selling my work in galleries. However, some artists are not great negotiators or business-minded, and art commissions that start off optimistic can sometimes turn into a sour experience. These 8 tips will help you maintain good clients, manage their expectations, and produce work with […]

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7 Real-World Ways to Think Like an Artist for Better Content Marketing

Wise marketers embrace art as integral to what they do, as much as strategy and execution are. Discover the benefits of adopting a more artistic mindset…

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The Ultimate List of 30+ Free Instagram Tools to Grow Your Following

Here are 30+ free Instagram tools to try today: photo editing apps, planning tools, analytics, and more.

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This Designer Built A Secret Studio That Hangs Beneath An Underpass

Fernando Abellanas transformed the underside of a concrete bridge in Valencia into a hidden workspace.

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How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

Learn how to write a paragraph in today’s world of screens and gadgets. The rules have changed and writers must change with them….

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Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves

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This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same

“People are consuming the musical equivalent of McDonalds: processed, mass produced, and flavorless.”

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Why mastery beats creativity–every time

You can learn to be more creative in certain ways. But thatss just one side of the neurological coin.

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Goodbye to All That: Why Do Artists Reject the Art World?

Martin Herbert’s latest book, published by Sternberg Press, is about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.

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Need Help? Call an Arts Lover

British researchers find a strong link between cultural engagement and participating in activities that benefit the community.

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The Average Hit Song Has 4+ Writers and 6 Different Publishers

Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee. According to a new study, the number of writers and publishers on hit songs has increased substantially. In the 1960s, an average hit song on the Billboard Top 10 had an average of 1.87 …

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Why Men Pretend to Be Women to Sell Thrillers

Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.

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Knocking Down your Creative Blocks

Don’™t expect your best stuff to suddenly appear by magic. You can throw ideas up against the wall until somehow the fairy dust of your creative gift is released by the gods and floats down over all. But before any of that can happen, you need to figure out what you’re trying to say.

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In Search of… The Best Design Bookstores

From an international zine shop in Shanghai to New York’s iconic bookstore for designers, here’s our list of the top design-oriented bookstores.

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Sexy Backs and Headless Women: A Book Cover Manifesto

The messaging is clear. These covers are code for €œwomen’s fiction i.e. breezy, easy, accessible…

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Vintage Inspiration: Using Old Postcards To Jump-Start Your Stories

Stuck on what to write next? Head to a flea market or antique shop for some vintage-style inspiration—or use one of these great vintage postcards to jump-start your stories!

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From Starving to Successful: How to Become a Full-Time Writer

Full-time writing can be a feast or famine profession. Many writers dabble in it, and do not earn more than a few hundred dollars per …

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Adobe launches free YouTube Photoshop course for beginners

For all those who are just starting off with Photoshop, Adobe has launched a free YouTube course to introduce you to the software and its most important features. Even if you already have some experience there may still be something new to learn. …

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