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.”
More info: This Wile E. Coyote Street Art is the Best Thing You’ll See Today «TwistedSifter
A sprinkle of German ancestry and a touch of Mexican roots, mixed with a little Texas spice, produce the salsa that is Tejano music, a genre that has been giving flavor to the Latino music scene for generations.
Learn more: Austin works to preserve Tejano music through venues, festivals | The Daily Texan
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.
Full Story: David Hockney’s beautifully complicated relationship with photography
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.
Full Story: Incredibles 2 Art Brings First Look at Pixar’s Superhero Sequel
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.
Full Story: Photographer Scott Grant divulges some keys to great summer pictures
Writing fiction can serve as an outlet, a way for a writer to let off some of the steam building up within and without. And, perhaps not coincidentally, “a situation under pressure” is exactly what would please the guest judge of the seventh-annual Texas Observer short story contest, which is now open for entries.
More info: Announcing the Seventh Annual Observer Short Story Contest
I can’t wait to read this.
J.R.R. Tolkien is, arguably, the most prolific posthumous author of the 20th and 21st centuries. His body of work, most notably The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, cemented his legacy as the father of the modern fantasy genre. But it’s his son, Christopher, who is to thank for the ongoing publications of Tolkien’s writing.
Source: Legacy lives on in Tolkien book – Winnipeg Free Press
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
- Soft drinks and sugar-sweetened juices
- Sugary cereals
- Cookies and pastries
- 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
“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
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.
Source: World’s Largest Bookstore, Tehran’s Book Garden, Opens in Iran Despite Government Censorship