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Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving
Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving

“The person that succeeds in anything has the realistic viewpoint at the beginning and [knows] that the problem is large and that he has to take it a step at a time.”

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Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality
Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

“If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs.”

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The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century
The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century

Archival images — sometimes poignant, sometimes playful, invariably tender — of gay and lesbian couples privately celebrating their love in an era that denied it.

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Werner Herzog’s No-Nonsense Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs
Werner Herzog’s No-Nonsense Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Why all creative work is the product of “a furious inner excitement” and how to cultivate the best possible “climate of excitement of the mind.”

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Portraits in Creativity: Artist Maira Kalman, Modern Patron Saint of the Moments Inside the Moments Inside the Moments
Portraits in Creativity: Artist Maira Kalman, Modern Patron Saint of the Moments Inside the Moments Inside the Moments

“We always are in this in-between world of ‘Is this a dream? Is this really happening? Are we in costume? Who are we?'”

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Anatomy of the Influences Behind <em>Star Wars</em>: A Mashup Masterpiece
Anatomy of the Influences Behind Star Wars: A Mashup Masterpiece

From Igor Stravinsky to Tintin to Akira Kurosawa.

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