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May 12, 2022

'Leopold Czihaczek at the Piano' — Egon Schiele

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Schiele painted this picture — recently rediscovered after disappearing in 1930 — in 1907 when he was 16 years old.

He died at 28 in the 1918 flu pandemic.

More about this painting's recent resurrection here.

May 12, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound'

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The scream of a TIE fighter.

The "Pew-Pew!" of a blaster.

"Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound" spotlights the team of creators who collaborate to make the magic we hear on-screen.

From field recording and Foley to sound design and mixing, these artists reveal their process, showing us how they use Mac to bring to life sounds from the "Star Wars" universe and beyond.

May 12, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Why would you give a kid a name that's misspelled half the time?

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Yeah, I'm looking at you, Phillip.

Also Jon, Bryan, Shawn, Stephen, Eliot, Julien, and Neal.

Don't forget about Caitlin, Catherine, Hillary, Sara, Alison, and Sofia.

Any others come to mind?

Tamra?

Tracey?

Bueller?

Anyone?

May 12, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

'My favorite character in movies has been and still is Buster Keaton' — Werner Herzog

From a recent New Yorker interview with Herzog: "The moment when he's standing there and the frame of the house collapses on him, and he goes perfectly through the window (above).... 'I rejoice for having seen that. It's one of the all-time best moments in a movie ever.'"

May 12, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

6-inch-wide masking tape

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You won't believe how big this roll of tape is until you actually hold it in your hand and see just how wide it is IRL.

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An excellent tool for which you'll find myriad uses.

180-foot roll: $37.15.

May 12, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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