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The Bride of Frankenstein and Her Many Moods

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The Bride of Frankenstein, as all classic horror and monster fans know, is the 1935 sequel to Frankenstein, directed by James Whale and starring an ethereal Elsa Lanchester in dual roles as the Bride and Mary Shelley, and Boris Karloff as the Monster. Why? Because the Monster demanded a mate! Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’ by Olivia Laing Examines Loneliness and Art

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"The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" is Olivia Laing's sometimes idiosyncratic critical analyses of artists and their work are wrapped in her own personal journey, a journey both physical and emotional. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Totem’ by Cirque du Soleil

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'Totem'is a story about man's relationship with nature, as well as with the flora and fauna around us. As with most Cirque du Soleil productions, there isn't a solid narrative, which some might find problematic if you're looking for a logical plot. Rather, imagery and connotative stories take centre stage. Read More »

Software Review: Xara Designer Pro X11

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Xara Designer Pro X11 is an all-in-one design tool that handles bit maps, vector illustration, photo editing, page layout and website design/publishing. It combines the features found in Xara’s stand-alone products -- Xara Web Designer 11 Premium, Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 – into one package. I installed Designer Pro X11 and compared it to the competition in terms of user experience, features, and cost. Read More »

AdobeMAX: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Director Baz Luhrmann on Creativity

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"The one or two times I've gone off course is when I began to believe that there was only one right way to create art, and there isn't." Read More »

AdobeMAX: Sneaks, and ‘Parks and Recreation’ Star Nick Offerman

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Attendees at AdobeMAX love Sneaks. Co-hosted this year by 'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman, Sneaks demonstrates currently in-development technology, which may or may not work its way into products. Read More »

AdobeMAX: Creating Impossible Worlds with Photoshop

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My favorite Photoshop instructor of all time, Bert Monroy, took people on a search for impossible worlds at AdobeMAX. Read More »

AdobeMAX: Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo

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A model, a DJ, and sugar skulls highlighted “Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo” at AdobeMAX, and that was just before the break. This workshop was one of a series of classes, speeches, and hands-on practice available at the LA Convention Center, October 5-7. AdobeMAX brings together users of Adobe software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat, with the engineers, developers and other people at Adobe Software who make the magic happen. Read More »

Software Review – Corel ParticleShop

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Use Painter-based Particle Brushes in Adobe Photoshop CC or Lightroom to create amazing painterly effects from within those applications. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, 150th Anniversary Edition Illustrated by Salvador Dalí

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It's a great pleasure to rediscover Lewis Carroll's classic in this modestly priced new Princeton University Press edition, with marvelous illustrations created by Salvador Dalí for a long out-of-print 1969 printing. Read More »