Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Branagh’s Macbeth is a Wonderfully Tempestuous Production

For a brief week, the Seattle International Film Festival was able to bring Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth to the Uptown Theater in Seattle. As a part of a series called National Theater Live (which includes Othello with Adrian Lester and Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller), this production stars the illustrious…

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Top Ten Dishes from the Classics

For her series “Fictitious Dishes,” photographer Dinah Fried staged her favorite food scenes from literature. Via The Picture Show, here’s a sample of her amazing work to delight foodies and book lovers alike. “I’m interested in creating something that evokes an emotional feeling for myself and others. I wanted to see how other people who…

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On the Road, the Illustrated Scroll

Calling all On the Road fans! The following project is a work in progress by illustrator Paul Rogers we think you’ll love. That’s right, one day soon lucky Kerouac fans will be able to read the Beat writer’s seminal work, accompanied by some very cool drawings–one for each of its 300+ pages, in fact. Rogers selects…

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Top Ten Books Recycled for Art

These artists give books a second life as beautiful works of art, converting everything from outdated computing books to children’s classics into visual masterpieces, all using little more than a scalpel and some imagination. In no particular order (they’re too awesome to rank) here are the top ten artworks created from old books: “Pandora Opens…

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“Eight Million Stories”: Humans of New York Project

“There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.” –  From The Naked City In 2010, Brandon Stanton lost his job as a trader in Chicago.  Despite his mother’s objections, Stanton moved to New York City to pursue the latest thing with which he had become “borderline-obsessed“:  photography. At…

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