The Greatest Stories Retold is a project that presents classic fairy tales, like "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," in the form of commercials ranging from six seconds to over three minutes. Above, a six-second version of "The Ugly Duckling."
I really enjoyed this episode of "The First Time," a video series that Rolling Stone has been doing where they ask musicians a series of "first time" questions. In this one, they ask Todd about his first instrument (a Korean-made acoustic guitar that retailed for $25 ), his first performance (Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town" at… READ THE REST
My 2009 short story Nomen Ludi was about an obsessive search for a half-remembered computer game, toxic nostalgia, and what is owed us by authors. Luke Hunter James-Erickson did a wonderful reading of it on his college radio show, accompanied by a KLF remix. Listen in at archive.org. (It begins about 3m 50s into the… READ THE REST
If you've ever tried to get an online recipe, you'll understand why this video by MasterChiefin1 is funny ('cause it's true)! Don't you hate when you look up a recipe for something basic and the author feels like they need to tell a 10 page story about how that recipe changed their life? I sure… READ THE REST
As the summer fades, it's become painfully clear that we spent less time doing the things we love and more time burning the candle at both ends at the office, having severe anxiety over all things COVID, and just generally wasting time. If you missed out on summer, including a few extra rounds of golf,… READ THE REST
Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs these days, and it's still a safe bet to just stay home. Try the Watercolor Painting… READ THE REST
Between the pictures from your vacation you need to send to your mother-in-law to the files you need to upload for the meeting tomorrow, your digital tasks are on overload, to say the very least. And with these, comes the need for various apps, cords, chargers, and then some. Quite frankly, it's hard to keep… READ THE REST