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Commissioned by Burning Man, artist Brian Tendrick creates “COYOTE” in this incredible collage video. The sheer size and planning it took to create the giant sculpture is unreal. Watch COYOTE being born in our Countdown to Burning Man: Art on Fire.


COYOTE by Bryan Tedrick

This movie chronicles a bit about the creation of the Coyote - Bryan’s Burning Man commission for 2013. Before I started editing the photos and video, I sear…

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In the excerpt from “World Class Cakes” on Scribd, find the best cakes shops around the world and plan your next vacation around cake!


World Class Cakes Excerpt: Where to Eat Cake Around the World

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Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schoenberg set the ego on fire with their 2012 Burning Man sculpture “EGO”, while our Countdown to Burning Man: Art on Fire continues!

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Countdown to Burning Man: Art On Fire is heating up with The Mutant Vehicles as photographed by Sidney Erthal and Scott London. How cool are these?


Pictures of the week: The Mutant Vehicles Of Burning Man, by Sidney Erthal and Scott London

Motorised vehicles aren’t allowed at Nevada’s annual Burning Man festival, and vehicles on site have been so radically altered that they are more art than car. Sidney Erthal and Scott London joined the 68,000-strong crowd to photograph the results

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The “Photo Chapel” was created by Mike Garlington, recognized artist and sculptor, at Burning Man 2013. It took Garlington and a crew of 9 people to assemble this incredible chapel on the playa. Get 30% off Burning Man with the code: BURNING30. http://bit.ly/1pDh77I

Our new title, The Art of Sex, is available for preorder! A little gift for you. A little gift for your lover. 
Think sexy thoughts. A caress. In the rain. Anticipate, savage, a hammock, undress, early morning. A kiss.
You’ll find yourself invigorated by this collection of daring, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts. Some are deceptively simple, some are conceptually mind-bending and some are refreshingly basic. Hip and sexy, The Art of Sex is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain anyone with a provocative imagination and ready to pick up a pencil.
Featuring sketches, quotes and spot art from reknown artist Tom Slaughter, along with collections of words meant to provoke sexy drawing and explore fantasies.
This bold, modern, graphic journal will definitely bring out your inner-artist’s sexy side.

Our new title, The Art of Sex, is available for preorder! A little gift for you. A little gift for your lover. 

Think sexy thoughts. A caress. In the rain. Anticipate, savage, a hammock, undress, early morning. A kiss.

You’ll find yourself invigorated by this collection of daring, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts. Some are deceptively simple, some are conceptually mind-bending and some are refreshingly basic. Hip and sexy, The Art of Sex is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain anyone with a provocative imagination and ready to pick up a pencil.

Featuring sketches, quotes and spot art from reknown artist Tom Slaughter, along with collections of words meant to provoke sexy drawing and explore fantasies.

This bold, modern, graphic journal will definitely bring out your inner-artist’s sexy side.

Preface, Art on Fire: Burning Man by Jennifer Raiser by Race Point Publishing

Our Burning Man: Art on Fire Countdown continues with the Author’s Preface, available now on Scribd!


Preface, Art on Fire: Burning Man by Jennifer Raiser

Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada’s barren Black Rock Desert. This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called Burners create a temporary city devoted to art a…

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Countdown to our release of Burning Man: Art on Fire! This is “The Man,” created by multiple artists, who blazes high in Black Rock City each August.

Congratulations to the Sherlock Emmy 2014 nominees! 

Outstanding Television Movie

Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Martin Freeman as John Watson

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Steven Moffat, Written by

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Nick Hurran, Directed by

Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Julia Duff, CDG, Casting Director

Kate Rhodes James, CDG, Casting Director

Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie

Neville Kidd, Director of Photography

Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Sarah Arthur, Costume Designer

Ceri Walford, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie

Yan Miles, Editor

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

David Arnold, Music by

Michael Price, Music by

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Doug Sinclair, Supervising Sound Editor Stuart McCowan, Sound Editor

Jon Joyce, Sound Editor

Paul McFadden, Sound Editor Sue Harding, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie

John Mooney, Sound Mixer

Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer Doug Sinclair, ADR Mixer

Peter Gleaves, ADR Mixer

Our Knickerbocker edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the PBS Masterpiece program. 

Which Sherlock character are you? PBS Masterpiece has an excellent quiz that will help you find out! 

Friday Reads - H.P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror

The more we read of horror fiction author H.P. Lovecraft, the more we’re amazed by the breadth of his imagination, particularly considering he wrote in a pre-TV time when one couldn’t be readily inspired by the alien creatures of The X-Files or the gruesome monsters in the movies. While relatively unknown in his day, Lovecraft’s body of work, which is captured in its entirety in the forthcoming The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (available August 26), has risen to notoriety particularly amidst fans of science fiction and horror.

Lovecraft is lesser known for another medium that he frequently used: letter-writing. Regarded as perhaps the most prolific letter-writer of the 20th century, Lovecraft is said to have penned over 100,000 letters during his life. Considered he passed away at the young age of 46, this is an impressive feat. That averages out to 2,173 letters annually, and approximately 5 letters daily!

Lovecraft’s epistolary explorations convey a different side of the writer. While Lovecraft is often considered to be a recluse, the droves of dispatches he sent to friends seem to prove otherwise. Perhaps he was just shy? Or maybe he preferred communicating with family and friends through written rather than spoken words.

“I write such things exactly as easily and as rapidly as I would utter the same topics in conversation,” Lovecraft wrote—surprise, surprise—in a letter to his friend Rheinhart Kleiner in 1917. “Indeed, epistolary expression is with me largely replacing conversation, as my condition of nervous prostration becomes more and more acute … My loquacity extends itself on paper.”

Lovecraft’s letters are nearly works of literature in themselves and many of them are fun reads. A fraction of his letters have even been printed in volumes for the diehard Lovecraft devotee to scour.

Perhaps if Lovecraft were writing today, he might have been an avid blogger, and a frequent sharer of his thoughts, dreams and latest ideas via social media sites like Facebook and—if he could curtail his verbosity—Twitter. He might post about the back story of his latest tale, say, “The Dunwich Horror”—an unnerving story of Wilbur Whateley, part man, part something else.

“The Dunwich Horror” begins in the picturesque yet creepy fictional town of Dunwich, Massachusetts, a place where ignorance and inbreeding are as common as the calling whippoorwills. The story begins cinematically, setting the scene in Dunwich visually through the perspective of a first-time passersby. Then, Lovecraft zeroes in on the Whateley family: the chinless albino Lavinia who lives with her father and becomes mysteriously pregnant.

After Wilbur, her son, is born, he develops at an unheard of pace—walking before age one, and bearded and six feet tall by age 10. When Lavinia disappears one Halloween, Wilbur begins to incite the suspicions of his fellow villagers and a librarian at Miskatonic University, and the dark secrets of his true identity began to unfold.

After you read this captivating—and at times humorous tale—you’ll no doubt be hooked on Lovecraft’s writing. 

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Read the entire short story, “The Dunwich Horror”

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