The Hoax Poetry Movement That Accidentally Became Legitimate – Atlas Obscura

WITTER BYNNER HATED MODERNIST POETRY. A rising literary star who was briefly engaged to Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bynner felt that the new crop of free-verse poetry movements was becoming absurd. Not only were these poets failing to create real art, but they also took themselves far too seriously.So he decided to satirize it all.

Source: The Hoax Poetry Movement That Accidentally Became Legitimate – Atlas Obscura

Legendary Disney Composer On Beauty And The Beast And The Aladdin Song He Had To Fight For – MTV

Menken’s music from Beauty and the Beast lives on in Bill Condon’s magical live-action remake, out on Blu-ray and DVD now. MTV News chatted with Menken about the process of writing new music for the record-breaking film, working with Guy Ritchie on the upcoming live-action Aladdin, and what made Disney’s Renaissance era so special.

Interview here:  Legendary Disney Composer On Beauty And The Beast And The Aladdin Song He Had To Fight For – MTV

MAPS – Asia’s first animation theme park opens in Malaysia | blooloop

This would be so cool to visit!

The RM520 million ($120m/€105m) project from Sanderson-backed Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd is billed as the first animation-centred theme park in Asia. Spread across a 21 hectare site in Bandar Meru Raya (Ipoh, Perak), it features more than 40 attractions in six themed zones. From BoboiBoy to The Smurfs, the park features both local and internationally-known characters.

Source: MAPS – Asia’s first animation theme park opens in Malaysia | blooloop

NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far) : NPR

Is music an escape from the world or the key to it? Over and over, when we began considering the best music of the first half of 2017, politics seemed to intrude, whether in moments that echoed headlines or ones that spoke individual truths too often drowned out by that other, noisier machine. Maybe that’s the case every time the calendar turns over. Probably not.

Rather than attempt to come to a consensus about the best albums or songs from the first six months of the year, we opted to select music that was meaningful to us as individuals, music that washed away all the background noise, songs and albums and performances that made sense to us, whether or not they made sense of the world. Moments like that are blessings, not to be taken for granted. Here are nearly four dozen blessings selected by NPR Music staff and our partners from around the public radio system. Let’s count them.

Source: NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far) : NPR

4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

But although starting your own photography business can certainly be emotionally rewarding and financially lucrative, it’s important that you understand the realities before you jump in with both feet. So if you think you’d like to launch your own photography business, here are a few of the most important things to do before you take the plunge.

Source: 4 things to do before starting your own photography business – Born2Invest

iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers 

Yet students often don’t realize they’re seasoned photographers until I prompt them to take their phones out and share a photo they’ve recently made.We could certainly discuss the quality of their photos. What’s most important however, is that the camera is being used, that photographs are being made at an electric pace, and that most everyone also serves as curator of all they produce.

Source: iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers | News & Observer

Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

I could not agree any more strongly with this posting than I already do.

By all means criticize the publishing house for choosing to print Beckham’s book over seasoned and highly talented photographers of lesser known families. By all means criticize the people involved in cashing in on Beckham’s fame via his passion. By all means criticize the myriad outlets that will promote and praise the work without proper enquiry simply because his name alone is a click magnet. What I can’t abide is the criticism of an 18-year-old photographer and his work simply because he has taken the i

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Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry | The Colorado Independent

This is a cool idea!  Colorado poets, – read up 🙂

Send your stuff to newspoetry@coloradoindependent.com.

A few guidelines and clarifications…

– We’re looking for poems about issues that are of particular interest in Colorado.

– We’re partial to free form.

– Less is more.

– We won’t publish all submissions because we’re picky. Picky how? Suffice it to say that we know a good news poem when we see one.

– And, no, news poetry isn’t fake news.Use your words, Colorado. We can’t wait to read you.

Read details here: Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry | The Colorado Independent

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

We all know how the arts help each of us deal with our problems. Anything from mild depression, to boredom, to inspiration seeking, etc. But compared to those featured in this story our issues seem very much “first world problems” and yet – the arts STILL offer relief.

Never underestimate the power of music, art, dance, literature – whatever creative outlet reaches someone – to change their life and give them that one thing they need to carry on, if only for one more day.

Isabela Maia, 10, says she gets nervous when her mother makes her and her 2-year-old sister come inside during a shooting. Her outlet is learning to play the violin.

“Music calms me down,” said Maia, who practices each afternoon after doing her homework.

Read this moving story here:  AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum – Washington Times