How David O. Russell and James Murdoch Are Creating the Next Generation of Great Directors

I am proud to be a part of GFSLA and even more proud of my students and their projects. They have worked extremely hard and are some of the most talented young people I have ever met. Please read further below. In THR’s Philanthropy Issue, the director and 21st Century Fox exec talk about how … Continue reading

Where Are All the Self-Employed Workers?

Along with a bunch of other, more headline-grabbing numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statisticsreported this morning that 14.4 million Americans were self-employed in January. Of those, 9.2 million were unincorporated self-employed workers and another 5.2 million were incorporated. That’s interesting, given that back in January 2000 (which is as far as the BLS tally of the incorporated self-employed … Continue reading

In the Dark: 10 Tips for Street Night Photography

Much is spoken about photographing during the twilight hour, but what about after that? Night is my favorite time for street photography. Cityscapes are lit with a myriad of interesting and colorful light sources, such as lampposts, neon signs, store windows, car lights, and bare bulbs. People dress in their favorite outfits to go out. … Continue reading

Make your iPhone better than a DSLR with these six apps!

While the iPhone’s built-in Camera app is perfectly serviceable, the technology behind the iSight has the potential to be amazing. Luckily, there are a ton of great photography apps in the App Store that can help you turn every day moments into something truly special. The iPhone may never match the sheer sensor size and lens quality of a DSLR, … Continue reading

Red Curtain Spoken Word

I’ve been meaning to record and upload my spoken word for awhile now and I finally stopped being lazy and did so. Below are just some of the pieces I’ve written and performed over the years. “The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.” – Proverbs … Continue reading

10 ways to get a better airplane seat

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are 10 strategies to fly in a bit more comfort. Or at least to get the seat you want. Click link below for full article. Best Seat In The House (Yahoo)

Garage Magazine Editor-In-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits On A ‘Black Woman’ Chair In Shocking Editorial (UPDATE)

Claire Sulmers, the editor of FashionBombDaily.com, alerted us to the unfortunate feature and calls the image an example of “white dominance and superiority, articulated in a seemingly serene yet overtly degrading way.” We couldn’t agree more. Although the chair also comes in “white woman,” we can’t help but be filled with anger and frustration over the onslaught … Continue reading

Artist Turns Dance Moves Into Beautiful Charcoal Drawings

Heather Hansen, a contemporary performance artist and dancer in New Orleans, has come up with an elegant and creative way to capture her dancing motions on paper – she gets up-close and personal with a big piece of paper and some charcoal. For the performance aspect of her work, Hansen invites observers to watch her … Continue reading

First Trailer For Son Of Batman

While Marvel is dominating the live-action comic book movie market, DC has managed to reign supreme when it comes to animated movies.  By successfully releasing several animated features a year DC has not only outpaced Marvel when it comes to animated adaptations, but they’ve created an impressive library of quality movies. Click the link below … Continue reading

How to Elegantly Stage Your Secret Room: Bookcase Door by DeForest Architects

Have you ever seen a more elegant and “cultural” approach to a door design? This bookcase is our idea of a clever secret entrance and we just had to share it further with you guys. The project is part of a dream home by DeForest Architects entitled North Lake Wenatchee Residence, a sophisticated mountain retreat in the … Continue reading