10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2018

The early months of 2018 have already seen several landmark anime films achieve worldwide success, and that shows no signs of changing anytime soon. While it is not apparent from looking at the 2018 Oscar nominations for Best Animated Film, last year saw some truly fantastic anime films released. Source: 10 Amazing Anime Movies of … Continue reading 10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2018

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105 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month

Ring in the new year right, with the return of M. Night Shyamalan, Toro y Moi, “True Detective,” and more in Fast Company’s Creative Calendar for January. Years ago, Fast Company put together a statistical, 100% scientific analysis proving that January is in fact the weirdest month of the year for movies . Source: 105 … Continue reading 105 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month

The Best of My Media Diet for 2018

Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts. In this post, I’m gonna share some of the very best of that content, stuff that stuck with me in one way or another. Source: The Best of My Media Diet for 2018

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51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

Think of them as art for your garden. Garden statues are the perfect accessory to enhance and intensify the intended mood of an outdoor space or sunroom. Whether you are looking to infuse your backyard with a bit of humour, balance the composition of your landscaping, or draw attention to specific aspects of your outdoor … Continue reading 51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

The Disturbing Resonance of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

John Doyle’s sober revival of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” (at the Classic Stage Company) couldn’t be more timely, though whether that timeliness enhances or diminishes its message I can’t quite decide. The play, which Brecht wrote as a refugee in Finland, in early 1941, describes the rise of Hitler through the … Continue reading The Disturbing Resonance of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

A Dive with Alessandro de Maddalena

Alessandro de Maddalena is on the world’s leading shark experts. Researcher, expedition leader, and author, he is also an illustrator and a naturalist photographer. Real passionate, he has dedicated almost all his life to this species. One of the fundamental parts of his work consists of giving lectures on the biology of sharks in universities, museums and diving associations, for which he uses his own images. During the writing of his many books, reports or articles, Alessandro likes to take care of the different parts that compose them, including also the illustrations. For them, he favors the use of ink and pen, a technique he particularly likes.

A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked a trip to Morocco with some … Continue reading A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

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Frida Kahlo – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.

Early ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Art Reveals Wholly Different Look For ‘Gamora’

The most prominent feature of ‘Gamora’ from MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) might have to be her green skin, but it seems that this iconic look nearly didn’t play out. In the same vein as the drastically different concept artworks of Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Thor’ and GotG 2’s ‘Mantis’ (Pom Klementieff), Marvel Studios’ head of … Continue reading Early ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Art Reveals Wholly Different Look For ‘Gamora’

The Best & Worst Rooms from the Original Trading Spaces

Alright, all you Trading Spaces heads (Trading Spacers? Trading Spaceophiles?), we're sure you remember your favourite TS designers, but how well do you remember the actual rooms they made over? In preparation for the all-new season with the same old cast, we've put together a good, old-fashioned best/worst round up to jog your memory. (Spoiler: … Continue reading The Best & Worst Rooms from the Original Trading Spaces

Offaly artist’s ‘Greatest Showman’ sketch is a thing of beauty

As families across the country enjoyed 'The Greatest Showman' on TV yesterday, an Offaly artist has produced a stunning sketch of one of the film's most famous scenes. Croghan artist Karen Moran said, "this one might take a while to colour" as she shared the image on her Facebook page. Source: Offaly artist's 'Greatest Showman' … Continue reading Offaly artist’s ‘Greatest Showman’ sketch is a thing of beauty

Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. Source: Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model

This Artist Gave Classic Beauty Icons Botox And Fillers, And Yikes

People often associate the idea of "classic beauty" with icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. What society considers beautiful today, however, is a far stretch from those timeless beauties. Beauty evolves as certain trends become popular and what's "in" varies from year to year. Source: This Artist Gave Classic Beauty Icons Botox And Fillers, … Continue reading This Artist Gave Classic Beauty Icons Botox And Fillers, And Yikes

Wandering in Kyoto

Japan Highlight Video Here is a copy of our Japanese highlight video from early in the year – enjoy! Daily Photo – Wandering in Kyoto I don’t think I would ever get tired when wandering around streets in Japan. I can’t quite figure out my fascination with it. Source: Wandering in Kyoto

Japan’s ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Looks More Bad*ss Than Its Original

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has opened to rave reviews, with Sony filing for a patent over its new animation technology, which it says has pushed the envelope on what’s formerly been achieved in the animation industry. While many around the world enjoy the stunning visuals that fuse CGI with hand-drawn illustrations, the much-talked-about movie won’t … Continue reading Japan’s ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Looks More Bad*ss Than Its Original

The Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Card Is Here, and It’s Too Cute For Words

Design News of the Day Rumours that the Kardashian-Jenners are skipping their Christmas card in 2018 can be put to rest: The annual family photo has arrived, and it's adorable. Khloé Kardashian surprised fans on Christmas Eve morning (December 24) with an Instagram post debuting the 2018 Kardashian-Jenner Christmas card. Source: The Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Card … Continue reading The Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Card Is Here, and It’s Too Cute For Words

What Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

It's that time of year: The holidays are here. Along with good tidings and cheer comes a list of must-haves. On that list — for most people — is a required viewing of Love Actually . Whether you love it or hate it, you know it's true. Source: What Ever Happened To The Stars Of … Continue reading What Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

The Disney Princesses Were Almost Left Out Of ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

It’s not Ralph who breaks the internet — it’s the princesses. Disney fans went wild when it was revealed that many of the company’s most iconic characters, including Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and Cinderella, would appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the highly-entertaining sequel to Wreck-It Ralph (it’s already a major box office hit). Source: The … Continue reading The Disney Princesses Were Almost Left Out Of ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

Avengers: Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Different Ebony Maw Look

A new pair of concept art images for Avengers: Infinity War reveals that Ebony Maw - a member of Thanos' Black Order - almost looked quite different. Marvel Studios' MCU has long received criticism for featuring forgettable villains, but in the last year, things seem to have taken a turn for the better. Source: Avengers: … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Different Ebony Maw Look