Archives: Art

May 04

Those bad words

Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker: It’s astonishing, for instance, that the movie system is so hooked still on counting swear words. The peculiar result is […]

Apr 27

Beautiful map collages by Matthew Cusick

Matthew Cusick makes amazing collages from map fragments: (via

Apr 26

Tor/Forge ebooks losing DRM

From the Tor blog: Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen, today announced that by early July 2012, their entire […]

Jul 06

Like attracts like

Asif Khan, on how he selects content for ufahari: Honestly speaking, whatever interests me. You know I have always believed in one thing, ‘do what […]

Jul 05

Impostor syndrome

My god, it’s real: The impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize […]

Jun 09

The Fraud Police

Amanda Palmer: The Fraud Police are this imaginary, terrifying force of experts and real grown-ups who don’t exist and who come knocking on your door […]

May 30

The world’s most inspiring bookstores

From stunning architecture to one-of-a-kind collections, Salon showcases 14 of the world’s most interesting bookstores. (via Susan Cain.)

May 27

Silence vs. overload

Shawn Blanc, on writing and curating a blog full-time: In a way, I have to pretend that I’m the only site out there. That if […]

May 21

Welcome to Pyongyang

Haunting images of Pyongyang, North Korea, by Charlie Crane: How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world?  For Charlie Crane […]

May 19

Trails of light

Shared this yesterday on Twitter: Beautiful long-exposure shots of airplane takeoffs and landings. Original image by exxonvaldez on Flickr. More on Amusing Planet.

May 18

All fiction is fan fiction

Also from Austin Kleon: The question every young writer asks is: “What should I write?” And the cliched answer is, “Write what you know.” This […]

May 18

Make things to find yourself

Austin Kleon: If I waited to know “who I was” or “what I was about” before I started “being creative”, well, I’d still be sitting […]

May 07

Missing everything

Linda Holmes, for NPR: It’s sad, but it’s also … great, really. Imagine if you’d seen everything good, or if you knew about everything good. […]

May 04

Getting more happiness from your blog

Skellie on blogging and creating without ulterior motives: You’ll get more happiness from your blog if you see it as something that has value and […]

May 04

Steven Pressfield’s “Do the Work”

I just finished reading through Steven Pressfield’s new manifesto, Do the Work. It’s good. If you enjoyed what Steven’s written on art and resistance in […]

May 03

The amazing artwork of autism

These images are all from Drawing Autism, a collection of artwork by people with autism, both young and old, both amateurs and professional artists. Absolutely […]