Arts and Culture

Movie Reviews
1:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

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Arts & Life
1:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

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Television
1:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

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Book Reviews
3:53 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Michel Faber wrote a book a while ago (The Crimson Petal And The White) that became a critically acclaimed international best-seller. He also wrote the book Under The Skin, which was recently made into a very weird movie starring Scarlett Johansson as some kind of confused and lonely alien sex monster.

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Art & Design
2:04 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

A Well-Designed Parking Sign Can Make Life Much Easier

Which parking sign is easier to understand? Nikki Sylianteng is trying to build a better parking sign at her website, To Park Or Not To Park. One of her redesign efforts can be seen at right.
Courtesy Nikki Sylianteng

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets.

Designer Nikki Sylianteng is trying to fix the problem through visual design. You can see various iterations of her sign at her website, To Park Or Not To Park, and you can hear her discuss her project at the audio link above.

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