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F Scott Fitzgerald’s last unpublished stories to be released in 2017

The collection I’d Die for You contains works The Great Gatsby author was unable to sell in the 1930s because of its unexpected subject matter and style

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The secret DNA behind bestsellers

Is it possible to predict whether a book will sell well? Former publisher Jodie Archer and Matthew L Jockers, of Stanford University’s Literary Lab, built an algorithm to find out

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Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon

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The long, steady decline of literary reading

An American Tragedy. Even though we are better educated than ever, we are reading fewer books

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Artist Olek Covers a House in Finland with Pink Crochet

First a playground alligator, then an entire locomotive, and now artist Olek reveals an entire two-story house covered roof to floorboards in pink crochet.

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This Long-Exposure Photo Captures Marin County in a River of Fog Lit by a Full Moon

Two weeks ago in the middle of the night, Italian photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo climbed Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California and waited for what he knew would be the perfect conditions for a spectacular long-exposure photograph.

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How to Get Paid to Write for Magazines – The Ultimate Guide

So you want to make money writing for top magazines? Read this step-by-step guide by a professional writer who knows what it takes to get published – and paid.

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Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year

Last year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships ”my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds…

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Stephen King’s Reading List for Writers

96 books recommended by Stephen King in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.

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How to Make Museums Fun

In an effort to increase visitor engagement at our museum, we’re pleased to announce a few new policies…

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Pizza Hut Introduces New Boxes That Actually Work As A Turntable

Using conductive ink, they printed two scratchable decks and controls for playback, pitch, volume, and crossfading right onto the serving apparatus.

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Vibrant Tattoos by Peter Aurisch Incorporate Elements of Cubism and the Natural World

German artist Peter Aurisch continues to captivate with his bold application of color and thick lines that incorporate aspects of cubism.

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Why You Should Pretend to Work on Projects for Someone Else & 4 Other Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Creativity

Use these unconventional methods to be more creative every day.

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How to Translate Unhelpful Client Feedback: What 11 Phrases Really Mean

Learn how to translate your client’s most confusing comments into actionable feedback…

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Can the Arts Be Standardized?

Schools across the U.S. are trying to save visual-arts and music education by assessing them with uniform exams.

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Holding On to What Makes Us Human

Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university.

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The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright

We’re listening to more songs than ever thanks to YouTube. Why that isn’t necessarily music to the ears of Taylor, Bono, and the big labels.

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Vinyl destination: who is actually buying records?

YouGov says middle-aged men – not bushy-eyed millenials are fuelling the record renaissance. We hit the stores of Soho to test their data…

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What Motivates Your Collectors?

People buy art for many reasons. Knowing what motivates your own customers gives you valuable insight to increase your art sales.

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10 Women Photographers Who Are Changing The Way We See The World

Women have been fundamental to the art of photography since, well, there were photographs.”

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Secrets to a Successful Creative Road Trip

7 reasons why you should strike out on an adventure ASAP.

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Why You Should Pretend to Work on Projects for Someone Else & 4 Other Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Creativity

Use these unconventional methods to be more creative every day.

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How to Translate Unhelpful Client Feedback: What 11 Phrases Really Mean

Learn how to translate your client’s most confusing comments into actionable feedback.

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3 Reasons You’ll Never Write That Book

You didn’t do it. You said you were going to. You thought about it, dreamed about it, imagined what people would say when you finally did it. But here you are, still having not written a book.

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10 Easy Tips for Better Sales at Your Next Art Fair

A sales strategy for artists that isn’t forced, unnatural, or makes you into a push salesperson. Guest blogger Mckenna Hallett shares her techniques.

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If Writers and Poets Billed By the Hour.

Monday, July 13 (7.5 hrs.) 0.3 hrs. Reviewed/analyzed last week’s output; discarded all but half a page. 1.1 hrs. Existential crisis. 0.2 hr…

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The Art Of Texting Just Got Real Thanks To These Art History Emoji

Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring — all the cool kids are doing it.

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The Danger of Making a Backup Plan

Knowing you have a safety net makes you less likely to make the leap.

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Thinking positive is a surprisingly risky maneuver

Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’™t work, what does?

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What’s It Like to See Ideas as Shapes?

Thoughts and feelings are constellations in the mind of a man with a rare form of synesthesia.

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This Is Your Brain on Silence

One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making…

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Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images

In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website.

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A Young Persons Guide To Classical Music Concert Attire

The city of Toronto deserves a class of patrons that are more cognizant of concert decorum. Here at Musical Toronto we feel it is necessary to clarify the rules and expectations for concert dress.

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Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as “episodes” and “seasons” rather than “books.”

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Birmingham looks for new ways to fund arts and culture

Almost 50 new approaches to finance, collaboration and fundraising have been put forward in the Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry.

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Is Your Hoarding Habit A Work Of Art?

“The Keeper” at the New Museum posits that collecting is much more than a compulsion.

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The 10 Most Controversial Art Projects Of The Last Century

Has much changed since Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”?

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After Caravaggio: Michael Fried on the painter’s enormous influence

The art historian examines the long legacy of the Baroque painter

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Why Every Artist Should be a Great Storyteller

Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product.

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The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks

Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.

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Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio

A primer on planning, presenting and posting your best work…

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Wonders and blunders: what makes a great museum?

Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate…

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Dr. Seuss’ Secret Art Collection Finally Goes On View

He called them his “Midnight Paintings.”

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Pokémon Go Users Flock to Museums, Passing Picasso in Search of Pikachu

If you’ve visited a museum in the last few days and spotted larger-than-average groups of people wandering around and looking a tad lost, their eyes glued to their phones…

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The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)

A handy guide to navigating what’s coming up next in the design world…

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Why Did Google Erase Dennis Cooper’€™s Beloved Literary Blog? – The New Yorker

The fate of Cooper’s long-running Web site is a chilling reminder that creative work lives online at the mercy of the platforms that host it…

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Urban gamification: can Pokemon Go transform our public spaces?

Augmented reality tourism, drunk seagulls, subway deserts and a failed zero-carbon city feature in this week’s roundup of the best city stories

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JT LeRoy unmasked: the extraordinary story of a modern literary hoax

In the late 90s, JT LeRoy’™s autobiographical tales of abuse as a young man became cult hits, beloved of celebrities from Lou Reed to Winona Ryder. Then the baffling story of the author’s true identity emerged. A new film reveals the makings of the myth

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Name of mystery woman who received Van Gogh’s ear revealed for first time

Gabrielle Berlatier was a farmer’s daughter who kept her traumatic encounter with the artist a secret…

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Louvre-Lens to restore Le Brun lost after the French Revolution

Painting of Christ once owned by the Sun King went missing for 200 years and was almost completely obscured by age and layers of dirt

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This Company “Clones” Masterpieces

Would you like to have a Vermeer or a Caravaggio in your living room above the sofa? Maybe a van Gogh or a Degas painting would be a better match for your drapery and credenza?

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Russell Smith: Why publishers think pink for book covers

Most readers of fiction in North America are, by a wide margin, women. The books are being marketed to them

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How to be Supportive of an Artist

What are the best ways to be supportive of an artist’s endeavors?

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