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The 30 Best (Truly) Independent Films of the 21st Century. In 2018, it’s harder than ever to be independent in the world of movies. With Thanos and T. rexes and computer-animated superfamilies descending upon our multiplexes, the do-it-yourself spirit of film history is being crowded out, one IP blockbuster at a time. But there are still some fearless, indie-minded artists fighting the fight. This week on The Ringer, we’ll look at some veterans of the field and some exciting new entrants, and try to understand where independent cinema will go from here. In his 1996 book Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, John Pierson chronicles his exploits as the self-described “guru” of independent American cinema in the period bridging the low-budget, off-the-grid incursions of the 1980s—when Spike (Lee) and Mike (Moore) came out of nowhere to become household names—and the ’90s, which could be divided into two distinct periods: before and after Pulp Fiction. Actress Robert Greene, 2014 (Cinema Guild) Ballast Lance Hammer, 2008 (Gravitas Ventures) Blue Ruin (Radius)

Penny Mosaic Abraham Lincoln. Over the weekend an astonishing thing happened. Matt Groener of Oregon entered our Let’s Make Cents Challenge. His entry was a little late. About two and a half months late if we’re counting. But he could care less about the prize and I am thrilled by his entry. You’ll recall that for the Challenge inspired by the Standard Grill’s penny-mosaic floor, I made a nice (but pedestrian) penny mosaic tray, and challenged you all to cover things in pennies. So Matt? Yup. 3,111 pennies. 51 wide by 61 tall. I was floored. I catapulted Matt an email and he was kind enough to shoot over all his photos and to share his project story. The Penny Mosaic Lincoln actually took him a year and a half of free time to complete; he just finished it last month. Enjoy this slide show of the making of the Penny Lincoln, and Matt’s play-by-play below: Click on the photo to start or pause the show.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Tell me a bit about your artistic/creative background. MG: I started the project in March 2008 (!) 1. Over 18? ▪️Oliver Latta ▪️ (@extraweg)

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GIF. Was playing around with my camera and some broken glass, and I captured this. (OC) Http---ca.news.yahoo.com-blogs-good-news-timescapes-shows-planet-most-gorgeous-175247503.html.url. Science vs. Engineering. Star Wars crayon sculptures... Dear Photograph Photos Dear Photograph Pictures - Yahoo! News.url. (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos Monday Inspiration Smashing Magazine.url. Photography is a very powerful medium and a very difficult craft. Excellent photos don’t only display some facts — they tell stories, awake feelings and manage to share with the audience the emotions a photographer experienced when clicking the shot button. Taking excellent pictures is damn hard as you need to find a perfect perspective and consider the perfect timing. To achieve brilliant photography you need practice and patience. However, it is worth it: the results can be truly stunning. Below you’ll find 50 brilliant photos and stunning pictures — some pictures tell stories, some are incredibly beautiful, some are funny and some are very sad.

All pictures are copyright of their respective owners. You may also want to take a look at the following posts: (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos Link Water and a Girl3Beautiful composition, excellent scenery, amazing play of colors. The Ball is Coming! Sky7The sky is reflected in a drop of water. Gizmo13How adorable is that? Yaw? Mt. Pixdaus, page 1 of nature photography site photos.URL. Under the north pier - c h r o m a s i a.url. 6sCz1KT.png (PNG Image, 550 × 717 pixels) The science and art of mathematically perfect bagel cutting. Remember all the times during high school math classes that you scoffed in the face of your math teacher and echoed the refrain, “When will I ever use this in real life?”

Well, today is the day teachers all around the world get to laugh back, because math has reared its head at the breakfast table of all places. Because there’s nothing more pedestrian than a down-the-middle cut, it's time to take your sesame seed and everything bagels to the next level. The folks over at the Mathematics and Nature, possibly looking to rival the bacon Möbius strip, have compiled a bagel cutting guide that would blow the minds of your local Panera Bread employee. Image via Tumblr The guide to the mathematically correct breakfast breaks down the fine points of turning your baked good into a Möbius strip, which involves plotting various points on axises and other stuff you've probably forgotten from geometry and trigonometry. So what's the point of complicating breakfast foods?

Tim Flach More Than Human Animal Photography. Http---cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com--hpt=hp_c1.url. Flavorpill New York Home.url. ZysL5yD. 7XamRnv.jpg (JPEG Image, 1080 × 1080 pixels) - Scaled (92%) Karim Nafatni's Rooftop Images of Dubai Put True Beauty on Display. Karim Nafatni is a pilot from Dubai who has a superb collection of images of the blossoming Middle Eastern city. Some of his images are a look down from rooftops, while others are taken at street level, giving a true feel for the enormity of Dubai's skyscrapers. Recently, Nafatni spoke to weather.com and shared some thoughts about how weather affects his photo shoots. How does the weather influence or contribute to your work? As you certainly know, the weather in Dubai can be extremely hot and humid, especially between June and September. Moreover, that heat creates a constant haze that is present throughout those months, making it very difficult for a photographer to shoot.

(PHOTOS: 10 Travel Destinations With Stunning Secrets) Are there weather conditions you love to shoot in? My favorite period of the year is probably between October and December, as this is the period of fog here in Dubai. Have you ever run into a scary weather situation when capturing your images? It's hot in Dubai. I present: the Komondor. A "traditional hungarian guard dog." Wildlife photo wins first place in Yahoo News and Flickr winter scenes contest. David Renwald's Placid Coyote David Renwald’s patience in freezing temperatures and snow in Yellowstone National Park paid off. His photograph captured a coyote sitting among grass poking from the snow in a moment that evokes seclusion, concentration and calm.

The photo, titled “Placid Coyote,” won first place in Yahoo News and Flickr winter scenery photography contest. Renwald’s work was among 711 photos submitted from 357 entrants. “Coyotes lead a tenuous life among the wolf packs in Yellowstone National Park,” Renwald, of Portland, Ore., told Yahoo News. “This female and her mate were hunting on frozen ponds when she decided to sit on the edge of the rushes and scan the landscape and maybe listen for a wolf howl. One of the judges, a Yahoo News photo editor, said: “'Placid Coyote' was clearly a winning photograph for me. Arnold Chao, another judge and an editor at Flickr, added: “Renwald’s wildlife portrait possesses astounding clarity of a peaceful moment in nature. Anna E. FqBNGD8.gif (GIF Image, 232 × 138 pixels) X8J4rHS. 2MrJtD7. Well, That Backfired. TNB Fiction | "An Object in Motion," an outtake from Backswing, by Aaron Burch. A: Just to pass the time, a hobby or whatever. But it kept growing kept getting bigger and finally got a little out of control, really.

A: I do remember, in school, college, building these bridges out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks or whatever and seeing how sturdy we could make our structures. How much weight they could withhold. I’d always really loved those projects. A: I did, yeah. I didn’t graduate though, just a little over a year’s worth of classes. A: I had a box from this great birthday present Ruth had given me, years ago. A: I don’t know. A: Some kind of space station or something. A: Yeah, we followed the instructions. A: We built it and didn’t think too much about it after that. A: I’d put it over our fireplace, on the mantel. A: They usually thought it was cool. A: It sat there a long time. A: Oh, totally. A: Bridges, arches, small boats.

A: Definitely. A: I think it was a lot more about the building, yeah, but, I mean, I was playing too. A: Right. A: I don’t know. A: Right. So the sun came out after a little snow and created a snow shadow of these trees.. Never seen anything like it. 50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books From Childhood. 8J9X9pD. Husky Society. Instagram.

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