Staff Picks

  • Jacob Frommer
    Published 5 months ago
    How CGI Characters Are Made (Part 1)

    How CGI Characters Are Made (Part 1)

    If you're like me, CGI and VFX have been blowing your mind ever since Star Wars convinced you that epic space battles constantly rage across the cosmos. I say “ever since” because to this day my jaw still drops at the sight of the magnificent effects and characters being made by independent creators and large production companies alike. Those brilliant creations largely inspired me to pursue a career in design. When I look back at the period where my passions were being realized, I think about how much I would have appreciated having an in-depth look into how characters and scenes were made. So that's what I'm making here. Hopefully this series will help illuminate what goes into making the CG characters and worlds that inspired and bewildered our collective hearts and minds.
  • Hannah B
    Published 5 months ago
    Podcasting 4 Dummies

    Podcasting 4 Dummies

    I'm one of those people who got told a fair bit as a kid that I was "funny", which was clearly very damaging, because here I am still thinking I'm hilarious enough to write these articles and get paid for it, or do my ridiculous rants on my instagram story that will somehow lead to a book deal. Yeah, the laughter and encouragement of my off-colour jokes and sarcasm has surely lead to a life of quiet, modest hobbies. Like a podcast where I read internet banter for a half hour and howl with laughter into the microphone as if I'm NOT sitting on my closet floor by myself.
  • Published 5 months ago
    Jean Michel Basquiat

    Jean Michel Basquiat

    Jean Michel Basquiat was an African American, neo-expressionist artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Born in Brooklyn, New York , on December 22, 1960, Jean expressed a passion for art during his early childhood.
  • Madison Rheam
    Published 6 months ago
    What I think about Tiger King

    What I think about Tiger King

    This past week I decided to watch Tiger King because honestly I was just curious what all the hype was about. I remember the day it came on Netflix and it was listed as #1 in America for a couple days. I looked into it but it didn't really seem that interesting to me. It wasn't until my coworker, Seth, instigated me writing this opinion piece that I finally decided to watch it.
  • Fern Wigfield
    Published 6 months ago
    Is Bojack Horseman an allegory of Tennessee Williams?

    Is Bojack Horseman an allegory of Tennessee Williams?

    Though much of the satire throughout the series can easily be traced back to real life (for example, Mr Peanutbutter's campaign for governor being a parody of Trump's presidential run), a perhaps more subtle yet still remarkably clear allegory throughout the show's existence is the striking similarities between Bojack Horseman and the life and works of Tennessee Williams.
  • Orion Bradshaw
    Published 6 months ago
    When our world grows bleak, we must dance to the rhythm...

    When our world grows bleak, we must dance to the rhythm...

    Spring's greetings, my fellow opinionated people!
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published 6 months ago
    The Godfather, Casablanca, Back To The Future: All Undeniable Classics That Can Be Remade

    The Godfather, Casablanca, Back To The Future: All Undeniable Classics That Can Be Remade

    When asked whether he would sign off on seeing his time-traveling comedy classic receive the remake treatment, Back To The Future director Robert Zemeckis emphatically replied with an "oh, God no... That can’t happen until both [his writing partner] Bob [Gale] and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it."
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 7 months ago
    Happy International Women's Day! Celebrating Five Under-recognised Trailblazers From The World Of Popculture

    Happy International Women's Day! Celebrating Five Under-recognised Trailblazers From The World Of Popculture

    Happy International Women's Day! 2020 is going to be a great year for fans of strong women in fandom, with a number of strong female heroes hitting both the big and small screen.
  • Anne Sewell
    Published 7 months ago
    ‘Star Wars’ fan with R2-D2 bionic arm has a big fan in Mark Hamill

    ‘Star Wars’ fan with R2-D2 bionic arm has a big fan in Mark Hamill

    When Isabella Tadlock was born, she was missing a left hand and her right hand had no fingers. This meant the Tallahassee, Florida girl had trouble picking things up. A huge “Star Wars” fan, she revealed her dream to have an R2-D2 bionic arm.