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PRINT DESIGN: The Wonderful Color Wheel on Imprint

The Wonderful Color Wheel: Part 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Welcome back to my salute to the gorgeous, fallible history of color wheels through the years. The first post on color wheels rolled through the mid-1...

How an Online Magazine Is Being Built Into a Million Dollar Business

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.27.2011 | Media
Neal Rodriguez

In the last decade of the 20th century, Michael Stelzner was a successful copywriter specializing in generating leads using white papers. He was known...

BLOG WATCH > Japanese Art on Drawn!

drawn.ca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Will Schofield shares another slew of fantastic Japanese illustrations from books he's collected. The above is a children's book cover by Seiichi Hori...

BLOG WATCH > Robert Ayers In Conversation With Artist Mickalene Thomas

askyfilledwithshootingstars.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

No one walking along West 53rd Street on the way to MoMA this summer can miss Mickalene Thomas's remarkable installation Le dejeuner sur l'herbe: Les ...

L.A. Fashion Designer Corey Lynn Calter Launches a Blog

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

We love Corey Lynn Calter. So much so that we photographed her modern art-filled, East Hollywood Hills pad last February. And now the designer's grown...

The Heat In the Kitchen, The Buck Stopping, and All That

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

To have a successful presidency, the Obama team has to forget about the media and rekindle the enthusiasm of the door knockers, online contributors and base voters who brought him victory in 2008.

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

David Davidar's Writing Vulnerable To Criticism Now That Penguin Fired Him

Indian Express | Leher Kala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The newspapers might have lost interest but Indian blogs and social networking sites are still full of salacious details about publisher-writer David ...

New Study: Liberals More Open Than Conservatives Online

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Why have America's blogospheres diverged so much by ideology, in such a short time? A new survey proposes a historical theory for the Democrats' current edge online.

Content Is King No Longer

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Not since Gutenberg have we seen such a significant change in who is able to use the tools of content creation to engage in a public dialog.

Are Blogs Truly Competitive With the Mainstream Media in Terms of Quality of Content?

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reggie Middleton

The climate for blogs is almost always lousy. Many blogs don't generate profits or have a clear or sustainable business model.

Why I Don't Blog. (Yes, I Recognize the Irony of Posting This on a Blog.)

Shawn Bayern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Bayern

People are trapped in a reinforcing cycle of constant news about nothing, constant competitiveness about nothing important. That's why I don't blog, or in fact read any blogs.

The Online World Is Neither Flat Nor Round (It's Lumpy -- and Fractal-Like)

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Colin Delany

Imagine the media world as a physical object resembling a 20-sided D&D die, but with many more points, each of them a publishing outlet.

Great Blog Post But Bad Commenting Ecosystem

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ramon Nuez

There is very little value in having a blog and creating exceptional content to then have a poor commenting system or worse no commenting system at all.

Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Monday night, HuffPost will receive a Webby Award. As is the tradition, Webby winners only get five words for their acceptance speeches - and I would love your input on what this year's five words should be.

82% of Fortune 100 Companies Twitter

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's become increasingly commonplace for businesses to use social media to connect with and learn about consumers. So how social media-savvy are the w...

Fighting the Noise Wars -- One Blog at a Time

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

In the East Village, bar "noise wars" have become epic smackdowns. For a decade at least, bar owners have had the upper hand. But the atmosphere began to change in the summer of 2009.

Does Digital Self-Publishing Threaten Traditional Industry?

The Wall Street Journal | Geoffrey A. Fowler and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books. In July, the 49-year-...

Paris Review Launches A Blog

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Tuesday, the famed journal the Paris Review launched a blog, the Paris Review Daily. In its first post, new(ish) editor Lorin Stein writes, "a quar...

'The Book Of Awesome': 8 Awesome Things To Brighten Your Day (PHOTOS, POLL)

Neil Pasricha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Neil Pasricha

My name is Neil Pasricha and I'm a no-name 30-year-old guy who started a tiny blog called 1000 Awesome Things back in June, 2008 with the goal of writing about one awesome thing every weekday.

Trend of the Times: Reporters Tapping Into Social Media for Content

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arielle Ford

With the boom of social media, when journalists need to take the pulse of the city, they only need to go as far as their keyboard for research, content, and resources.

A Pasta Made Together

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Egg Pasta with Saffron, Shrimp, and Peas is a resourceful everyday pasta.

New Focal Points Blog

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) has just launched a new blog called Focal Points. Edited by long-time foreign policy blogger Russ Wellen, Focal Points is a rapid-response progressive take on what's happening in the world today.

Haiti: Time for an NGO Police?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Any military commander will tell you that the first step to taking control of an area is to take over the airport." And so Dr. Tiffany Keenan, an ...

The Waiting Game: When in a New Relationship, How Soon Is Too Soon?

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

After our third round of mimosas, we poured over the details of Kristin's night with Mr. X and debated how soon is too soon to have sex for the first time with a potential suitor?