Straight from the Photographer’s Mouth

Photographer Justin Quinnell takes an unconventional approach to pinhole photography: he uses his mouth.
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Weekends are a great time to catch up on your Shakespeare. With nearly all of the Bard’s works freely available to read through online sources (on Project Gutenberg, for example), readers are positively spoiled for choice. This handy “What Shakespeare Play Should I Read Next?” flowchart should make the decision, if not the iambic pentameter, easier.
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West Virginians might want to indulge in some lighter reading, since the results of a 2012 Gallup poll have declared it the state with the most stressed residents. Take it easy, WV.
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This contender for Father of the Year has taken the practice of leaving notes in his children’s packed lunches to a new level, illustrating each of his sons’ sandwich bags with a Sharpie each morning. His creations range from seasonal (trick-or-treating ghosts) to self-referential (various non-sandwich food items).
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Fifty street artists walked into an abandoned Parisian nightclub and created a multi-room masterpiece.
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In a similar vein, Atlanta-based artist HENSE revitalized an old, unused church with splashes of color, proving that one man’s trash really is another man’s work of art.
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In the greatest show of bipartisanship in recent memory, all five living U.S. Presidents stood together at the opening of the George W. Bush Library long enough to take a historical snapshot.
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And in case you missed it, Boston Magazine features a stunning, technicolor tribute to the runners and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its May cover.

This $49 Video Game Design Course Will Teach You Everything From Coding to Digital Art Skills

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EvgeniyShkolenko/iStock via Getty Images

If you spend the bulk of your free time playing video games and want to elevate your hobby into a career, you can take advantage of the School of Game Design’s lifetime membership, which is currently on sale for just $49. You can jump into your education as a beginner, or at any other skill level, to learn what you need to know about game development, design, coding, and artistry skills.

Gaming is a competitive industry, and understanding just programming or just artistry isn’t enough to land a job. The School of Game Design’s lifetime membership is set up to educate you in both fields so your resume and work can stand out.

The lifetime membership that’s currently discounted is intended to allow you to learn at your own pace so you don’t burn out, which would be pretty difficult to do because the lessons have you building advanced games in just your first few hours of learning. The remote classes will train you with step-by-step, hands-on projects that more than 50,000 other students around the world can vouch for.

Once you’ve nailed the basics, the lifetime membership provides unlimited access to thousands of dollars' worth of royalty-free game art and textures to use in your 2D or 3D designs. Support from instructors and professionals with over 16 years of game industry experience will guide you from start to finish, where you’ll be equipped to land a job doing something you truly love.

Earn money doing what you love with an education from the School of Game Design’s lifetime membership, currently discounted at $49.

 

School of Game Design: Lifetime Membership - $49

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How the Trapper Keeper Trapped the Hearts of '80s and '90s Kids

Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello
Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello

No matter when or where you grew up, back-to-school shopping typically revolved around two things: clothing and school supplies. And if you’re an adult of a certain age, you probably had a Trapper Keeper on that latter list of must-buy items.

Like the stickers, skins, and cases that adorn your smartphones and laptops today, Trapper Keepers were a way for kids to express their individual personalities. The three-ring binders dominated classrooms in the '80s and '90s, and featured a vast array of designs—from colorful Lisa Frank illustrations to photos of cool cars and popular celebrities—that allowed kids to customize their organizational tools. 

In this episode of "Throwback," we're ripping open the Velcro cover and digging into the history of the Trapper Keeper. You can watch the full episode below.

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