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The Fault in Our Stars author John Green delivered a speech at YouTube’s Brandcast conference.
The video embedded above features Green talking about the impact that YouTube has had on his careers as a writer and a video content creator. He encourages advertisers to devote less of their focus on attracting eyeballs.
Green has posted the piece in its entirety on The Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt: “I can say ‘Our videos have been viewed more than a billion times’ and it sounds impressive, but it’s not actually an important number to me. I don’t care how many people watch or read something I make. I care how many people love what I make.” (via TechCrunch.com)
Have you ever envisioned a Black Widow movie? Scarlett Johansson, the actress who has played this character in several Marvel movies, teamed up with the Saturday Night Live cast to explore this project idea.
The video embedded above features the hilarious spoof trailer for a fake film called Black Widow: Age of Me. Marvel Entertainment has many projects in the pipeline, but unfortunately none of them focus solely on the deadly female assassin Natasha Romanova.
How have libraries changed to accommodate the patrons of the digital revolution?
The team at Common Craft, an instructional video company, has created a piece that focuses on “Libraries in the Internet Age.” The video embedded above has drawn more than 4,800 views on YouTube.
In an interview with School Library Journal, Common Craft co-founder Lee LeFever talked about the thought process behind this project: “We made this video because librarians are among our biggest fans and supporters. We’ve talked to [librarians] about the issues they face, particularly regarding the public perception of libraries. Our hope is that the video can be a useful resource that helps people see that libraries have evolved in the Internet Age.”
Lightning Bolt is the much loved noise band fronted by Brian Chippendale, who is also a cartoonist and fort Thunder alum. They have a new album out and are touring right now. Live shows are notoriously loud and energetic so be forewarned.
Lale Westvind is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist of such books as Hot Dog Beach and Hyperspeed to Nowhere. She’s also an animator and she made a video for the Lightning Bolt song “The Metal East” and it’s pretty much perfect with a hyperspeed technicolor parade of fantastic robots, monsters and miscellaneous creatures. This is what noise looks like.
Universal Pictures has unveiled a teaser for the Fifty Shades Darker film adaptation. The video embedded above features actor Jamie Dornan in the lead role of Christian Grey.
Niall Leonard, the husband of E.L. James, will serve as the screenwriter for this project. The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017. (via ETonline.com)
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BBC One has unveiled a trailer for the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan playing the titular characters.
According to the press release, screenwriter Peter Harness adapted the Susanna Clarke’s debut novel for this seven-part drama series. BBC America will bring the show to North American audiences this summer. (via Entertainment Weekly)
The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury. The video embedded above features a long-lost interview between Bradbury and a student journalist that took place in 1972.
During this chat, Bradbury shared his thoughts on friendship, fear, and writing. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel have made pieces with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues author Tom Robbins, and Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak.
How do you handle painful situations? Poet Cassidy Foust explores this question with her poem “The Knife That Carves.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Foust’s performance at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow this link to listen to another one of her pieces.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of actress Amber Tamblyn reading her original poem “Dear Demographic.” Throughout the performance, Tamblyn’s mother Bonnie plays the guitar.
The “Dear Demographic” piece can be found in Tamblyn’s 2009 collection, Bang Ditto. Harper Perennial released Tamblyn’s third poetry book, entitled Dark Sparkler, on April 7th.
Some bibliophiles like to sell their old books. Others transform them into gorgeous artistic pieces. One Japanese craftsman restores them beautifully.
According to RocketNews24.com, Nobuo Okano, a Tokyo-based craftsman, has the ability to “make even the most decrepit book look like you just pulled it off the shelf at the bookstore.” BoredPanda.com reports that he has “spent 30 years perfecting the art of restoring old books.” The video embedded above showcases Okano working on an old Japanese-English dictionary with his iron—what do you think?
A trailer has been unveiled for the Black Mass film. According to the Wall Street Journal, the story for this movie was inspired by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill’s bestselling nonfiction title, Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil’s Deal.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill Bulger, and David Harbour as John Morris. TIME.com reports that the theatrical release date has been set for September 18th.
How do you deal with insecurities? Poet Beck Cooper explores this question with her poem “Alone in a Bathroom.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Cooper’s performance at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Follow this link to listen to another one of her pieces.
Universal Pictures has unveiled an official global trailer for the Jurassic World film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Chris Pratt as Owen, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire, and swarms of dinosaurs.
This movie, inspired by Michael Crichton’s hit novel Jurassic Park, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 12, 2015. Click on this link to watch the teaser trailer. (via mashable.com)
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of YouTube star Hank Green reciting his original poem, “Grab It By The Testicle.” The video embedded above has drawn over 400,000 views.
Green wrote this piece “for the college and high school graduates of the year 2011 (and future years as well…I believe it all applies).” Recently, Green received a request for a new poem during a Reddit A.M.A. session—what do you think?
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The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, or PICC, were created in 1994 after decades of preparation, against what Oxford author Stephan Vogenauer calls a “romantic background” of a global commercial law, or lex mercatoria. While the UNIDROIT PICC offer a harmonizing global contract law, some objectors may say that as “principles”, they are too vague. Stefan tackles this objection in the video below, and also highlights how some practitioners may be surprised by the contents of the Principles.
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Good day friends! Over the weekend, I once again hung out with some of my art friends to bring you another conversation about being a professional artist today. You'll notice I was not in Episode 2, as I was speaking on a panel at a local writing conference that day. But I was glad to be back, we had a great conversation.
This time we interviewed Mallory Carlson. We talked about not shying away from the things that are your weaknesses in art, because if you take the time to really work on those things, they will soon become your strengths. We talked about the challenges of taking care of our bodies and taking time to socialize and other things that are important that we sometimes neglect as artists. We also talked about where we are most inspired.
It's a great conversation to listen to while you draw today! If you like it, share it with friends!
In other news, I also need to mention that the game I helped illustrate- Wizards of the Wild was successfully funded on Kickstarter! In fact, it ended up being funded way over the original goal mark! And since the project reached so many stretch goals, I get to illustrate 2 new characters! I already have them designed and ready to color! Thanks to all the backers!
आम आदमी पार्टी … इसके बारे मे हम कह कर भी कुछ नही कह सकते अचानक चलते चलते इसे झटके लगते हैं या झटके लगते लगते अचानक बलवान हो जाती है और दुख इस बात का होता है कि अपने ही … खैर आईए आनंद लेते हैं आप के कुछ कार्टून … मेरे दवारा बनाए गए
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Have you ever played a high stakes game of musical chairs? The Sesame Street gang stars in a Game of Thrones-themed parody called “Game of Chairs.”
The video embedded above has drawn more than 177,000 views. It features a quartet of competitors who are all vying to be the supreme monarch of Jesteros.
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Recently, Research4Life and its partners, including Oxford University Press, have embarked on a campaign, "Unsung Heroes: Stories from the Library," to raise awareness about the heroic and life-saving work being done by librarians in the developing world. In this new video, we follow a day in the life of Nasra Gathoni, Head Librarian at the Aga Khan University hospital in Kenya.
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What would The Avengers movies have looked like if they were made back in the 90’s? The team at Vulture.com has created a video to explore the idea of what would have happened “If Avengers: Age of Ultron Came Out In 1995.”
The video embedded above has drawn more than 722,000 views on YouTube. Click on these links to watch a fan-made Avengers mash-up video, a special clip from the film adaptation, and the third trailer.
Netflix has released the trailer for the third season of Orange is the New Black. Thus far, the trailer has drawn over 1.7 million views on YouTube.
The video embedded above features scenes with Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Kate Mulgrew as Galina \"Red\" Reznikov, and Uzo Aduba as Suzanne \"Crazy Eyes\" Warren. All fourteen episodes of season three will be made available on June 12th. (via Gothamist.com)
How do you react when you encounter an enemy? Poet Kevin Kantor explores this question with his poem “People You May Know.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Kantor’s performance at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow this link to listen to another one of Kantor’s pieces.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video with Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch reciting the poem “Richard.” Click here to read The Guardian’s post which features the entire piece.
Cumberpatch, who plays Richard III in The Hollow Crown TV mini-series, delivered this reading at the re-interment of King Richard III. British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote “Richard” specifically for this somber occasion.
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So today is the last day of National Library Week. In celebration, enjoy this delightful video from Common Craft for your average non-library literate layman. If you are a librarian, show this video to those members of your family who heard you had to get a Master’s degree and asked you, “What? So they teach you how to put your hair in a bun and go ‘Shh’ all day?”
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There is a saying in my family: A music video isn’t viral until soldiers perform a version of it. Admittedly it’s a relatively new saying. The same might also be said for librarian parody videos, though. When they’re doing a song you haven’t heard of, you best be looking that puppy up. Case in point . . .
The moment he’s reading Beloved sort of stands out. Otherwise, perfectly fine. The ending is pitch perfect. Thanks to Melanie for the link.
One more. This time with a Taylor Swift-centric vibe. Author Patricia Hubbell ought to be well pleased:
In other news I was so pleased to see James Kennedy and his 90-Second Newbery shenanigans appear on this recent episode of Kidlit TV. You should watch it if, for no other reason, the fact that you get to see Ame Dyckman briefly prance. And prance she does!!
Next up, the Mazza Museum! I love that place, but the smiling blonde is way way way perky.
Speaking of perky, Scholastic ups the ante with a professional announcer talking up their summer reading challenge. Not a bad idea. Offer kids the chance to be in a world record and watch your participation numbers skyrocket.
And for our off-topic video, this week this post alerted me to the existence of this movie scene from the film Bedazzled. This constitutes my new favorite thing.