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Maya Penn, Budding Entrepreneur

Joanne Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joanne Wilson

Maya Penn -- who will be 11 years old later this week -- uses social media to promote her made-to-order products, which are sold online on

Animator Sold 40,000 DVDs Of His Cartoon Series On The Subway | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Forty thousand dollars. That's a lot of cheese, especially when earned on the subway, one buck at a time. But Mark Stansberry has a dream, and he b...

Bank Bailouts: 'The Screwing Of The American People' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a video exploration of the bank bailouts, two cute creatures decide the bank bailouts amount to "the screwing of the American people." In the n...

The Internet You Need

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg


Street Art Revisited : Drawings in Motion in New York City

Anne Couillaud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anne Couillaud

Walking by 200 Lafayette Street (between Broome and Kenmare) in Soho, you come across a beautiful projection of videos in the window of an abandoned store.

DVDs: Archer -- The Funniest Sitcom Around

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz


Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. Wh...

David Hockney's iPad Art in France

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

What can a real artist do with an iPad? David Hockney, always eager to experiment with new media, has an exhibition at La Fondation Pierre Bergé in Paris, consisting solely of iPhone and iPad drawings.

We Don't Want Our Students to Become Like Chinese Students

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Tarnoff

Do we want our students to become like the Chinese? A culture of A students who can quote chapter and verse but can't innovate their way out of a problem?

Elijah Wood To Star In 'Tron' Sequels

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The grid keeps expanding. The new 3D sequel to the 1982 cult sci-fi hit 'Tron' is making big bucks at the box office, and that means one thing in Hol...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Yogi Bear; Original Tron; and Best Laid Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the place of a Cinefantastique Podcast in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010, we give you a Cinefantastique Post-Mortem in which we discuss doing a show in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010.

WATCH: ANIMATION ART: Most Innovative Film And Art Animation From The Past 10 Years

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

From the big film screen to the small computer screen, the past ten years have seen a boom in animation- both in the film world and the fine art world...

WATCH: Johnny Deep Literally Gets Animated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp has played some cartoonish characters in his day, but now, he's literally becoming a cartoon in his new flick 'Rango.' The man that broug...

Brad Bird on The Iron Giant

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Despite poor marketing, director Brad Bird's animated tale of a young boy who bonds with a gentle, metal-eating robot was championed as an animation classic. I got an opportunity to talk with Bird.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Tron: Legacy

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the latest episode of the "The Cinefantastique Podcast" Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons attempt to build their own consensual reality after a viewing of "Tron: Legacy".

TWEET ART: Tim Burton Creates A Story Using Follower Tweets From Around The World, Read The Finished Piece

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you thought public art was reserved for outdoor spaces and parks, think again. A new form of public art has emerged through twitter; it's founder?...

It's Alive: Mary Shelley's first Work Gets Remixed

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Back in 1808, a 10-year-old Mary Shelley broke into the book business. Her anarchist philosopher father owned a publishing company, and was creating a children's book called Mounseer Nongtongpaw.

Thought of You: Dance and Animation Merge to Create a Beautiful Short Film

Kristin Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristin Sloan

2010-12-07-imagepull8.jpg After nearly ten years as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, it's not very often that I see a drawing that effectively reflects the emotion of a trained dancer. But this morning, I was blown away.

The Cinefantastique Review: Tangled

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled -- a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." Is thi...

The Off-Topic Interview: Mandy Moore

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

I sat down with Mandy to discuss music, modern animation, and her thoughts on portraying what may be Disney's last-ever princess in Tangled. Then the conversation veered off topic a bit. My bad.

INTERNATIONAL ART: Korean Art Now, From Denim To Performance To Photography

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From animated female super hero identities to landscapes made of denim and imaginary photographs of real places, Korean contemporary artists are grapp...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a bona fide box office sensation. But is it any good, or is it just a prequel for Part 2?

WATCH: Artist Uses NYC Neon Signs For 'Melancholy Video'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The neon signs that are so iconic from old New York have not vanished. Sure, the only thing you can see for miles at night is the new LED display in ...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...

WATCH: The Funniest Take On The Federal Reserve You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Credit is due to Omid Malekan, who created this amazing video. ORIGINAL POST: For probably the first time ever, monetary policy has become ...