Interview: Culinary Pros Talk Food, Work, and Passion

Introduction

Contrary to popular belief, familiarity with fine food and drink is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Rather, it often comes from education, study, and experience.

One does not simply inherit taste and refinement. Perhaps more importantly, taste …

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Podcast? - A Guide

Introduction

Podcasting remains a popular medium among listeners of all ages. It essentially serves as a crowd-sourced version of talk radio, where anyone can say what they want and build an audience around their unique perspective.

So what equipment do

Interview: Denny Sila on Raising a Jazz Piano Prodigy

The Old Way

Let’s take a look back in time, to the 18th century, when Europe was going wild for classical music. Kings and emperors were hiring composers for their courts, to create music, especially for their enjoyment.

During this …

The Importance of Art and Culture in Our Life: A Guide

Introduction

The digital world has significantly decreased the importance of art and culture in people’s lives. However, despite all the tech trends, both culture and art still have a great impact on the country’s economy, education, and society overall.

Besides

List of Social Activities for Adults: Fun Ideas to Try Today

Introduction

Adult life can be incredibly busy at times. After all, many of us are required to dedicate large amounts of time to our careers. And on top of all that, we also make time for our friends and our …

Books for Guys Who Don’t Like to Read - The Idea Trader

Introduction

Let’s face the facts: it’s the 21st century and it can be difficult to set time aside to read a book, especially if you weren’t a big reader as a child.

Many classic memoirs and works of fiction were

Can I Become a Graphic Designer Without a Degree?

Can You?

Short answer: yes. You can definitely become a graphic designer without a degree, especially since many graphic designers are hired on a freelance basis on the strength of past work.

But it takes a lot of work and

Weekly Update, 9/30/18

New Paint Aims to Cool Buildings

A new polymer coating has been proven to reflect a majority of solar energy. The polymer uses a network of micro cavities to reflect light rather than trapping it.

The most immediate practical application

Weekly Update, 9/2/18

Nintendo Fans Await ‘Animal Crossing’ Switch Announcement

This past summer’s E3 was missing some major players. For one, there was no announcement from Nintendo of a new ‘Animal Crossing’ game for the Switch.

Then, just last week, Nintendo released a

The Plan Behind the Packaging: Leading Designers Moree Wu and Sijia Zhang Give a Pre-Holiday Crash Course on the Importance of Design

The holidays are a time of year when commercial design is prominent. From the boxes that hold our most coveted wishlist gifts to the timeless posters of classic Holiday movies, the holiday season seems like one big competition to gain

Bassist Ole Kirkeng on the Ins and Outs of Being a Musician in 2018

Ever since the days of Napster and the subsequent digitization of music, the entire industry has been undergoing all kinds of changes, suffering some inevitable growing pains along the way. And the rise of independent record labels and artists has

UN Report on US Poverty Puts the Blame on Politics

A United Nations report on poverty in the US released this week cited levels of inequality to be increasing under Trump’s presidency. Despite being considered the “land of opportunity,” the report states that the US has some of the highest

Anthony Bourdain: a Legacy of Food, Culture, and Travel

In the mid-aughts when his show No Reservations premiered, Anthony Bourdain was the punk rock writer/chef America didn’t know it needed. Growing up in suburban, middle class New Jersey in the ‘60s, Bourdain always had a thirst for just the

Spotlight in Screenwriting: an Interview with Karolyn Carnie

Humans inherently love great writing, and literary classics can come from any corner of recorded history. From Homer’s “The Odyssey” to George Orwell’s “1984,” stories told through written language have served as the foundation for countless films. According to a

'Ye' and the Conflict of Artistry

Kanye’s new album Ye dropped this week, transporting listeners into a cerebral, personal headspace that feels intimately like a step inside the inner-workings of Kanye’s mind. It comes at a time when West has seen a flurry of media attention,

Behind the Big Screen: an Interview with Gemma Karlsen

How do the most talented actors and actresses seemingly become entirely different people every few months, completely evolving to new roles and personalities? This is a tough question to answer, but luckily we have some valuable insight on the subject

World’s Largest Cruise Ship is a Floating Mega-Resort

The Royal Caribbean, an international cruise ship company, is turning heads with the release of the Symphony of Seas, the biggest cruise ship ever built. The incredible vessel weighs 228,081 tons and offers more activities and amenities than a standard

A Mexico Mystery: What Happened to the Sharps?

Mexico has been getting some bad press lately with its drug problem and corruption in the government.

The last thing it needs is a mysterious death at one of its tourist destinations.

Or four.

Authorities in Mexico are currently investigating

Did Sister Jean Not Believe in Divine Providence?

She is not a mascot, but a chaplain.

But you would have a hard time distinguishing between the two when it comes to the men’s basketball team at little Loyola University of Chicago, for it seems the team rallied around …

Will This Be The New World War or Cold War?

We all know this was coming at some point, right?

But while we thought this war would involve nuclear or atomic weapons, could it be possible that the weapon of choice this time around might actually be trade tariffs, and …

Iran Continues to Mount Tensions Against the U.S.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is well known as being accused by many in the West for sponsoring, financing and promoting of terror activities around the Middle East and in parts of the Western world.

Apparently, Iran is doing more …

He Was Born In A Small Town… And Performs There, Too

He is widely known for being born in a small town.

And Broadway can also be considered a small town within one of the grandest cities in the world. Broadway is a pretty small community, so it can only make …

This Singer Happens In Vegas, But Doesn’t Always Stay

Las Vegas has been a major tourism draw for 50 years both across the nation and globe. It has matured in its performance offerings, with some top-flight musical and entertainment celebrities putting down stakes in Las Vegas for long-term commitments …

Moving Through Jell-O Pudding: Cliff Huxtable’s Troubles

Cliff Huxtable has needed his television wife, Claire, who was an attorney.

He’s trying very hard to not have to eat Jell-O pudding for the rest of his natural life.

Bill Cosby has been a popular comedian and television star …

If Only #Monet Had A Hashtag …

It is said that many artists don’t make their money until after they are dead. There are many stories of some of the best musical composers and painters who died broke or completely destitute, and yet their works will auction …

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