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Having self-awareness is tricky when you’re exposed to a lot of stress and noise. This is exactly where a mindfulness journal can help you.
Photographer Stefan Drashan has captured many instances of visitors violating the most basic tenet of museum etiquette: do not touch the art.
I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writersâ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the chalkboard…
The rigid nature of copyright law during the early years of the film industry created a surprisingly robust cottage industry around public domain films.
Nero, Stalin and Bin Laden were all fans, but what makes verse so appealing to these leaders? Benjamin Ramm explores the connection between ruthlessness and sentimentality.
We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection?
Before it became a staple of videogames, the maze was a test of reason and courage, a way to find yourself by getting lost…
Sometimes you just have to say no. That isn’t always easy. But there are strategies that can help you do itâand save your time, and energy.
Proper grammar doesn’t necessarily communicate a distinct voice that strengthens your content.
Prospective students are spoilt for choice with the variety of training offered across the UK. Here are the key questions to ask…
There is a phrase you are as likely to find in a serious philosophy text as you are in the wackiest self-help book: Know thyself! The phrase has serious philosophical pedigree: by Socrates time, it was more or less received wisdom…
By pairing unrelated images that share surprising similarities, Photographic Treatment by Laurence Agerter encourages dementia patients to make their own connections between them, stimulating mental activity.
Six artists who launched their businesses later in life share their goals, challenges and advice for others.
With the very humanness of its sound, vinyl offers a sense of sentimentality of mortality, even that only imperfection allows.
Way before immersive theater or virtual reality were trendy, Robert E. Gard spoke to the idea of an experience that is creatively valuable because the experience of the audience becomes the story itself. We see this in role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, as well as new forms of immersive theater like Sleep No More […]
Hito Steyerl is at war with the commodification of art and the corrupting power of the market. What’s she fighting them with? Manure. Meet the new wave of artists asking us to reconsider everything from the web to war
Students told researchers they preferred and performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer.
The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.
The actor’s new collection of short fiction his debut book as an author is called Uncommon Type, and each story has something to do with the machine close to his heart.
Some of the worldâs leading tech brands are defined by one of the oldest art formsâillustration. Creatives at Dropbox, Slack, and Shopify tell us why.
Top-notch creatives relive their own project nightmares, in the hope of sparing you a few sleepless nights.
In Possession, Jaye Schlesinger displays the small-scale oil paintings she made for each of the 380 objects she decided to keep.
It may be a great irony that our age of cultural destruction and—many would argue—decline also happens to be a golden age of preservation, thanks to the very new media and big data forces credited with dumbing things down.
A rich list of horror and suspense films.
Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson was flipping through family photos when he wondered what it might look like to see his present self Photoshopped next to his childhood self, a version he only remembered through old photographs.
“Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe.”
Studies show that reading printed material instead of on screens helps you better retain information.
What can evolution tell us, if anything, about human achievements in the arts? Not as much as EO Wilson thinks
Endangered languages have sentimental value, it’s true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?
As an expectant parent, Mike Sager was convinced that his career as a creativist was about to nose dive into a lumpy sea of malodorous baby poop. Then he welcomed a son into his life and everything changed.
You can almost never find videos or photos of the Eiffel Tower at night on stock sites. Why is this?
Thirty museums can’t be wrong. The augmented reality revolution has already come.
Here’s what happened recently when a scammer tried to rip off an artist. How to protect yourself from similar situations.
Washington-based woodcarver Jeffrey Michael Samudosky has been creating elaborate figural works from a variety of Pacific Northwest trees since he started his company JMS Wood Sculpture in 1998.
Audiobooks are here to stayâand that’s good news for readers.
Humans are wary of computer-generated art, but new research suggests our views on the subject are malleable.
The romantic Hollywood image of art crime is a far cry from the truth
The American edition of Hillary Clintonâs What Happened looks stylish and elegant; the UK one is dreadful. But the reasons that books differ so much across different markets isnât solely down to simple sales
Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimerâs â and what you can do about it
Are you struggling for inspiration? Ozan Varol, contrarian thinker, explains why motivation comes only after you sit down and start doing the work.
A designer is first and foremost a human being.
Social media is widely considered necessary by authors and publishers for book marketing. But is it as important as an optimized author website?
I have been using an online service called Pixsy to identify and secure payment for the unauthorized use of my work for a while now – with some significant success. In most cases, A strongly worded letter from a lawyer and the expertise to follow it up are usually all that is required.
High-speed photography is a little tricky but the results that you can achieve if you are patient are stunning. Here are some tips to help try it out.
In this time of global technological change and sustainability challenges, we need to increase creativity levels in the next generation, to ensure the innovations that will keep us afloat.
When we think of design, each of us thinks of it in our own way, focusing on our own interests: illustration, fashion, architecture, interfaces, manufacturing, or any of a vast number of sub-disciplines besides.
For the past 11 years, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,300 courses from top universities.
Insights into the challenges with face-to-face art sales, and how to draw in customers based on their needs and interests.
Inject some fitness into your practice with artcercise!
The mesmerizing stills are from the upcoming, entirely painted biopic “Loving Vincent.”
An unpublished author’s lawsuit against “The Art of Fielding” writer Chad Harbach has gone public, but his day in court is yet to come.
I am tired of watching artists and arts organizations live on leftover scraps. Artists, in turn, grow to feel they are not worthy of more.
Procrastination is the perfect place to practice all the most important life skills.Our tendency to procrastinate is exactly how we’ll see how our minds work, and learn to be better at all the difficulties of life.