This Wile E. Coyote Street Art is the Best Thing You’ll See Today «TwistedSifter

I absolutely love, love, love this!!!

“It was a challenge creating a story-line using two corners with so much distance between them. But I was really happy to do this Wile E Coyote piece. The consummate failure is my favorite character of all time. I love him for knowing what he wants and going after it; for being creative in the pursuit; and for always getting up after he falls and trying again.”

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David Hockney’s beautifully complicated relationship with photography

A founding member of the British pop art movement in the 1960s, Hockney has used photography to inform his most celebrated paintings — joyously colorful portraits and landscapes that range from photo realist to semi-abstract.But photography, according to Hockney, has its limits: It can’t capture time, has a singular point of view, and, at best, is only good for mechanical reproduction.

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Incredibles 2 Art Brings First Look at Pixar’s Superhero Sequel

One week from today, fans will be flocking to the Anaheim Convention Center for Disney’s annual D23 Expo, which is expected to showcase a number of highly-anticipated Disney movie. And it certainly looks like one of those will be The Incredibles 2. While we still have just under a year before this long-awaited animated sequel hits theaters, an eagle-eyed fan spotted what the first artwork from The Incredibles 2 on the official D23 app. The artwork does feature the official Incredibles 2 logo, that was first revealed at D23 back in 2015.

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Photographer Scott Grant divulges some keys to great summer pictures

This advice isn’t really for “pro” photogs, but it is great basic tips for anyone who wants to get some good summer or vacation photos.  Of course, pros should want to follow these as well, it’s just that they SHOULD know all this already.  🙂

It’s not necessarily about how to take a picture, but where you take a picture, according to longtime photographer Scott Grant.

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The 10 Worst Foods For Your Heart – Time Magazine

As the wife of a heart-attack survivor, I’m always trying to keep up with what the most recent science is regarding nutrition.  Suffice it to say, this is not easy as there are a million different opinions out there and most of them can cite this study or that personal experience as proof.  I try to stay pretty mainstream with what I follow, but it’s scary to wonder if you are doing the right thing or not.

However, that being said, most of what appears in this article regarding these ten foods seems to be pretty much agreed upon across the board.

If heart disease runs in your family, please stay on top of info like this.  It’s so important to watch what we consume and I personally think most of us often eat mindlessly and really don’t give enough credence to the effect simple nutrition has on our bodies.  My main advice that I now follow:  EAT REAL FOOD  I try to avoid any and all processed or convenience food.  But read this article & others like it for yourself, and please – treat your bodies well.  🙂

The top 10 foods listed in this article are:

  • Fast-food burgers
  • Processed and cured meats
  • Deep-fried foods
  • Candy
  • Soft drinks and sugar-sweetened juices
  • Sugary cereals
  • Cookies and pastries
  • Margarine
  • Meat-lovers pizza
  • Diet soda

But please, read the article & get the details – it’s not quite as cut-and-dry as listing the ten, you need to understand the nuances behind each one.

Full article from Time Magazine:  The 10 Worst Foods For Your Heart

BWAAAMP: the secretive art of composing trailer music | WIRED UK

“The way it works is I work from either a brief, specifically from a trailer house, or I’m creating prospective music – music I’ve created myself, and it gets licensed,” says Lloyd, 26. The world of the trailer composer is an unusual one: trailers are now often released while films are still early in production; to build audience interest, many studios now shoot scenes early specifically for trailers which never make the final cut.

Source: BWAAAMP: the secretive art of composing trailer music | WIRED UK

World’s Largest Bookstore, Tehran’s Book Garden, Opens in Iran Despite Government Censorship

Bibliophiles in Iran, clear your weekend: The huge Book Garden center just opened in Tehran.Officials unveiled the Book Garden, a giant academic complex being called “the world’s largest bookstore,” on Wednesday. At roughly 65,000 square meters (about 700,000 square feet), the center has several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a restaurant, a prayer room and whole a lot of literature. On its roof is a green park area for reading.

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