Jay-Z’s 99 problems as illustrated by artist Ali Graham
Helicopters, yachts, fake accents. This is what it’s like to be kidnapped by Heineken.
“You have got to read stuff outside your comfort zone, as well as doing things you love. You can pick up a business article, get a creative angle on it and find the solution in creativity.”
The Daily Show’s temporary leader John Oliver on operating outside of your comfort zone:
“I’m not really much of an actor, so when I started on The Daily Show, I was just trying to adopt the faux authority of a newsperson. Having a British accent definitely gave me a sonic leg up on that because there is a faux authority to the British accent in and of itself. So I think it was just about saying everything with 10% more emphasis and 15% more of an arched eyebrow.”
Here are a few newly unveiled photos from the set of classic Scorcese film “Taxi Driver” taken by photographer Steve Shapiro.
Shapiro described the set as tense saying:
“Taxi Driver was shot mostly at night in New York, and the sense of the city sort of bore down on it. Also, Robert De Niro, who had spent a month really driving a taxi at night to get into the spirit of the film, maintains his character throughout. When he develops a character, he really becomes that person—both internally and externally—and he maintained that character pretty much on and off the screen. It was a much more tense situation than on The Godfather and many other films I’ve worked on.”
“You need people around you that you can trust to say “that’s a shit idea”. Every McCartney needs a Lennon.”
Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book includes classic children’s standbys like connect the dots and mad libs and comes along with a page-by-page glossary of which song to listen to while coloring.
Readers can go through E-40’s word search—as he’s known for creating his own slang terms—guide Chamillionaire through a maze so the police can’t catch him “riding dirty,” and color in Macklemore’s fur fox skin while listening to “Thrift Shop.”
A new YouTube channel features videos of celebrity faces blended in a way that is both horrific and hilarious. This is Natalie Portman and Will Ferrell.
To raise awareness about ocean pollution, the Surfrider Foundation is using surfing shots filled with plastic debris.
Did you know that almost 90% of all material floating in the ocean is plastic, and every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of the stuff?
The ad is for Harrison’s Fund—a charity set up by the parents of Harrison, a 6-year-old boy with the degenerative condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is incurable, barely known outside medical circles, and receives little research funding. Here’s the full ad, and the rest of the story.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Here’s Co.Create contributor and new mother Jessica Gross on 4 Ways To Be A Happier Parent- One Mother’s Experiment
1. Learn coping mechanisms for minor annoyances.
2. Remember to balance your own needs with your child’s needs.
3. Remember the big picture.
4. Take time off…
[Images: Flickr users José Manuel Ríos Valiente]
The executive producer of The Office talks to Co.Create about the challenges of writing a final season for the long-running show, including how to make satisfying endings for so many characters.