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Michael Strahan On Failing And Taking Risks

The ex-New York Giant discusses his philosophy on risk-taking and the missteps that brought him from the football field to his current position as cofounder and CEO of SMAC Entertainment.
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated


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The Stunning Evolution of Color in Film

Before they figured out how to shoot film in color, filmmakers were painting their footage, frame-by-frame. Fast forward a century and the HDR technology available to colorists means we are to see more detail than ever on our screens. From technicolor to color grading, color in the movies has had a fascinating 116 year history.

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Dec
09
How To Understand A Picasoo

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Rudolf Arnheim, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism -- Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 165-167

Douglas N. Morgan, “Picasso's People: A Lesson in Making Sense” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 167-171

Nina Corazzo, “Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': A New Source” The Burlington Magazine
Vol. 132, No. 1043 (Feb., 1990), pp. 99-101

Mark Rosenthal, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: A Meditation o...


Dec
09
The Life-Changing Act of Saying Hello

William Cromartie is a BART station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello. Every day, William greets 4,000 Oakland commuters—fist-bumping, shaking hands, and hugging people from all walks of life. The UC Berkeley graduate and former entrepreneur thinks it's the best job in the world.

"Agent of Connection" was directed by Ivan Cash (http://www.ivan.cash/). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, a curated showcase of short documentaries from independent creators.


Dec
09
Enter the Deadliest Garden in the World

Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won't want to stop and smell the flowers.

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My Philosophy for a Happy Life

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Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.

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