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GREGG CHADWICK
"Echoing layered fragments from the past," Gregg Chadwick's paintings resemble a "fragile palimpsest," offering "under images [that] bring forth mysterious fragments" from his subconscious.

MIA TAVONATTI
Sensuous paintings and mosaics by the second-place winner at the prestigious Grand Rapids Art Prize Awards.

MICHAEL DORET
How the design of a font inspired by Canter's Deli in LA led to Canter's Deli hiring Michael Doret to design the logo for their new food truck.

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WILLIAM MORTENSEN
60 extremely rare, early Mortensen portraits from the personal collection of Deborah Irmas, featuring famous people of the 1930's, such as Theda Bara, Fay Ray, Pauline Starke, Dane Rudhyar, and Otto Lederer.

ME AND MORTENSEN: Photography with the Master
We are proud to present Mortensen protégé Robert Balcomb's new book about his time studying with the Master in 1956 in Laguna Beach CA.

GREGORY WHITE
Seattle photographer and world traveler Gregory White captures some magical images of Burma.

GIL MARES
His large photographs of ships' hulls, mounted on aluminum, have an amazing "painterly" quality.

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Learn more about The Wrecking Crew.

CHERYL BENTYNE
Multi-Grammy-winning Manthattan Transfer singer goes solo with "The Gershwin Songbook" and "Blissongs," a healing journey through the seven chakras. And don't miss Don Heckman's review in the International Review of Music.

LISBETH SCOTT
You've heard her singing in over 100 films... Avatar, Munich, Narnia, Shrek, Transformers, IronMan2, The Passion, Kingdom of Heaven, to name only a few.

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BIEGANSKI IN AMERICAN CINEMA
Danusha Goska discusses the "brute polack" in Streetcar Named Desire, The Apartment, The Deer Hunter, and The Fugitive, from her new book Bieganski: The Brute Polak Stereotype in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.

GIRVIN: D.log
Legendary graphic designer Tim Girvin writes about movie titling design: the craft of the hand.  Exploring brand in the context of experience design and impression: movie picture brand strategy. New material added all the time.


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GREGG FIELD
Henry Mancini's son-in-law, Gregg Field, saw a young boy playing "Moon River" on the coronet in Union Square. What followed is pure magic.

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HEAVEN & HELL
37 poets, 48 poems on Heaven & Hell, featuring photography by Richard Beban. Edited by John Guzlowski, designed by Joanne Warfield.

MICHAEL VANDER DOES
"The Basketball of Tao: Meditations on Jazz" by trombonist, writer, poet Michael Vander Does, leader of The Jazz Poetry Ensemble. Their slogan: "Make Jazz Not War."

FLARF IS DEAD, LONG LIVE POST-FLARF
Poet Sharon Mesmer talks about this unique poetry form and presents five of her own works, with artwork by Kristian Purcell.

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DANUSHA GOSKA
Save-Send-Delete is half memoir, half epistolary novel, and (with apologies to math and logic) half philosophical debate. We read a series of emails, sent and unsent, from a young American college teacher to a famous British aristocrat and scholar.


MICHAEL CORRIGAN
Michael Corrigan's new book, "These Precious Hours," will be serialized, in its entirety, in TheScreamOnline. Please check back as we add new stories.


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SOMETHING STARTLING HAPPENS
Todd Klick analyzes 44 major motion pictures and determines that they all do exactly the same thing during each and every minute. From Alien to Forrest Gump to Jaws to The Matrix to Star Wars to Wall Street—they all follow the same minute-by-minute story structure.

INGENIUS
Tina Seelig shows how every utterance, every object, every decision, and every action is an opportunity for creativity. Everyone is capable of unlimited creativity, given the right circumstances.

SELF PORTRAIT: ECCE HOMO
"Full frontal nudity. It's still not quite drawing-room respectable, perhaps. I bring it up because... well, it's a story." Chapter III from Peter Clothier's Mind Work

NOT DARK YET: Another look at Bob Dylan
"President Kennedy had just been assassinated. School was closed and I sat with a fellow student, a young woman from the south who played some renaissance music. Then I saw the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album cover"—by Michael Corrigan.

KILLING TOM DOOLEY
John KIlgore writes: "It was 1958, I was six, and the song on the radio was 'Tom Dooley,' by the Kingston Trio. Whenever it came on, grownups would pause and get a strange, dreamy look. Sometimes they would meet your gaze and give a solemn little nod..."

THE RAVEN'S GIFT
Bruce Guernsey "...came to Alaska this darkest of months to find where light might be in such a time, in such a place. A century ago, prospectors by the thousands made their way here, digging and sifting the landscape, rubbing off the dirt to find what gleams underneath.

PARIS PLAY
Inspired by their new home in the City of Light, writer/poet Kaaren Kitchell and photographer Richard Beban have created this enchanting twice-weekly blog.

I WAS BANNED IN CROATIA
In an effort to keep Croatia's President, Franjo Tudjman, out of the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, the government hired Joe Tripician to pen a state-sanctioned biography for US consumption.

WHITE FIELD, BLACK SHEEP
Two chapters from Daiva Markelis' new memoir about her Lithuanian-American family in Chicago... funny, witty, poignant, memorable.

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LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM DANCING GUY
CD Baby founder Derek Sivers talks about how a movement is started. Also, a profile on the man who donated his $22-million company to charity.

THE WORLD IS MADE OF STORIES
"Being a Change Maker Has No Age Limits: 12 Tips for Daring Older Women" by Sam Crespi.

NOTES FROM PLANET AMERICA
"The killer cannot claim exclusive credit. The deed is, in a real sense, a national achievement, which is what makes the heart swell so with patriotic pride." John Kilgore, on the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

NOTES FROM PLANET AMERICA
"Blame the right, blame the left if you like, but please, do not pretend that any of this was an accident. This is democracy, American style." John Kilgore, on the shooting of Gabby Giffords.


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