Is blogging dead (again)? Every year that question takes a new angle. The latest apparent threat is Medium. The platform combines the publishing power of a blog with the reach of a social network. But that's nothing new. Social networks have always essentially been blogs: Twitter is a microblog. Instagram
Don't believe the news this week. Bowie's still here. He's changed forms countless times before. This is just the latest act, and now he's reincarnated countless times in speakers and earbuds everywhere. From Ziggy Stardust to the Goblin King and beyond, shuffling off the mortal coil is just another transformation.
Are you going big on your plans for the new year? I'm talking about those ambitious resolutions creative people love to make, which might include: A new business venture Taking on a large project Learning or improving a skill These aren't unique to the new year, we make these plans
"I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels," said artist Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898–March 14, 1969), "most would choose none." His own art defied any single label—his work included painting, graphic design, and photography, with subjects from mythology, history, and literature.
A Mr. Gustave Eiffel stood perched on his construction platform at the Champ de Mars, driven to finish his tower. The Exposition Universelle of 1889—the much anticipated World's Fair in Paris celebrating the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution—was quickly approaching. Mr. Eiffel's typically wore a rich black