Kembrew McLeod sez, "For Kids and By Kids: Songs From Iowa Rock City is a new (and free!) children's album I put together with my wife Lynne Nugent, an editor at The Iowa Review. Her team created a beautiful gatefold CD package with a 24-page lyric and liner notes booklet." Read the rest
These handmade chocolates look like edible works of art.
Astronaut Scott Kelly explains from quarantine, just five days before taking off for a year in space.
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It’s easy to assume Instagram is simply a place for food pics and post-workout selfies, but Pete Souza is using the social media platform for a more historic purpose. As the Chief Official White House Photographer, Souza has an enormous amount of access to the inner workings of the White House and he’s got a great eye for catching small details, which he shares on his Instagram feed.
The President hugs Rep. John Lewis on Saturday in Selma." By Pete Souza via Instagram
Since Souza travels with the President, his feed offers an inside look at Obama's ever-changing schedule, which includes everything from diplomatic ceremonies in India to trips on Airforce One to town hall meetings. Not only is Souza a great photographer, he’s also a great storyteller, and his feed documents both the pageantry and the minutiae of the presidency.
And for those who've come to rely on Instagram for cute pet photos, Souza provides plenty of shots of the Obama family's adorable dogs too.
Plus there's this:
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Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence introduced an internet threat-sharing bill, “The Protecting Cyber Networks Act.” Read the rest
These awesome #Sleevebucks Tumblr and Instagram accounts transform the ubiquitous mermaid from the Starbucks coffee sleeve into all kinds of different pop culture images. Read the rest
New York Public Radio WNYC has launched a new series, Being 12: The Year Everything Changes. The website features broadcasts and videos around the thesis that age 12 is our most difficult age--the last year of childhood, when peoples' brains, bodies, circumstances, and relationship to language is changing at speeds as dramatic and tumultuous as when they were toddlers. Read the rest
After a 13 year hiatus, Scully and Mulder are back for 6 new episodes.
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How do we identify and encourage smart kids? Y'know, like we do with kid athletes? Sue Khim, CEO of Brilliant.org, contrasts the U.S. to India, where there are more honor students than America has students. Read the rest
TIE Fighter is an incredible example of how truly amazing and painstakingly created a Star Wars fan film can be. Read the rest
The story is of a less-than-imaginative man who inherits the workshop of his puppeteer grandfather, and finds himself transported into a magical world of wonders where he will have experiences that blow his little mind.
A fantastic book to help photographers old and new learn to manage light.
And the owners were miraculously very ready to cash in on the hopes of the faithful. Read the rest
It’s hard to figure out exactly what’s so satisfying about these miniature food videos uploaded on the Japanese YouTube channel Miniature Space, yet for whatever reason I just can’t stop watching them. Read the rest
I reviewed the first issue of The Fade Out last year. Now, Image has released the first four issues in one volume. Read the rest
Jeff Scher created this lovely stop motion animated film about winter from 2,250 watercolor paintings on paper: "White Out" Read the rest