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“..Visualizing Inequality..”

“..Mapping projects that examine income inequality – - may help efforts to close the gap..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Visualizing Inequality.

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“..Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection – Illustrated..”

“..Long before history came to celebrate him as one of the greatest artists of his era – - long before he was honored by major retrospectives by such iconic institutions as the MoMA and the Tate Museum – - long … Continue reading

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“..Maurice Sendak’s Weird and Wonderful Nutcracker..”

(ed:..he does great rats – does sendak..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Maurice Sendak’s Weird and Wonderful Nutcracker | Brain Pickings.

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“..Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy..”

“..Soulful drawings of sorrow and love – - by the young and insecure artist..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy | Brain Pickings.

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“..A matrix of the best Captains in pop culture..”

“..comprehensive infographic analysis of Great Captains in film – comics – TV – cereal boxes – and music..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A matrix of the best Captains in pop culture – Boing Boing.

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“..10 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year..”

(ed:..a best-of from wired..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Our 10 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year | WIRED.

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“..The Best Games of 2014 – From Mario Kart to Sunset Overdrive..”

“..Here are WIRED’s picks of the best games we played in 2014..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Best Games of 2014, From Mario Kart to Sunset Overdrive | WIRED.

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“..Unkept Promise: Anti-alcohol comic book from 1949..”

“..Ethan Persoff has a website called Comics with Problems – - where he posts old comic books about VD – diabetes – segregation – birth control – poison prevention – etc. His latest find is a doozy..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..The Top Secret Files of Dick Cheney..”

“..Tom the Dancing Bug reveals why torture ISN’T torture anymore!.” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Top Secret Files of Dick Cheney – Boing Boing.

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“..’Simpsons’ 25 things you never knew..”

“..Honorary Squishees to all who recognize more than 20!..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 25 years of ‘Simpsons,’ 25 things you never knew about the hit show – Pop Culture – TODAY.com.

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“..Chris Riddell: ‘It’s about the texture of lines on the page’..”

“..The in-demand illustrator – writer – and cartoonist – - on fantasy – JK Rowling – – and working with Neil Gaiman and Russell Brand..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Chris Riddell: ‘It’s about the texture of lines on the page’ … Continue reading

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“..The best moments from The Simpsons..”

“..a look back at some of the show’s most memorable moments – - as chosen by our Twitter followers..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The best moments from The Simpsons – as chosen by you – Features – TV & Radio … Continue reading

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“..Cartoon: Proud moment in Lima..”

(ed:..let me list the number of ways i loathe tim groser/this planet-burning govt..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Proud moment in Lima – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Dylan Horrocks: ‘It’s an amazing time to be making comics’..”

“..Kiwi comic creator Dylan Horrocks has just published his first major graphic novel in 16 years – - and found that digging into the morality of fantasy rekindled his own love of comics..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Dylan Horrocks: ‘It’s … Continue reading

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“..Most watched non-music YouTube videos of 2014 in UK: From Frozen – to Mutant Spider Dog..”

“..Inevitably Frozen was going to crop up on the list at least once..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Most watched non-music YouTube videos of 2014 in UK: From Frozen to Mutant Spider Dog – News – Music – The Independent.

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“..The big book of big of psychedelic fantasy posters..”

“..the roster of Big O posters included some of the biggest names in rock art – - from Martin Sharp (a pair of album covers for Cream) and Mati Klarwein (Santana’s ‘Abraxas’) – - to H.R. Giger (Emerson, Lake & … Continue reading

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“..The Day I Turned Down The Beatles..” (comic..)

“..An early opportunity at publishing the first American magazine on The Beatles – - is thwarted by a moment of bad judgement. From the John Wilcock comic..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> JOHN WILCOCK: The Day I Turned Down The Beatles … Continue reading

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“..Which Was a Better Sci-Fi Film: Big Hero 6 – or Interstellar?…”

“..Interstellar is an epic operatic-story about colonizing alien worlds – - while Big Hero 6 is a kid-friendly superhero flick. But which is the better film..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Which Was a Better Sci-Fi Film: Big Hero 6 or … Continue reading

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“..Wonder Woman: the feminist..”

“..Her creators were ‘sex radicals’ – - and she was designed to represent the suffragist as pin-up. Jill Lepore draws on newly discovered private papers – - to tell the secret history of the world’s most famous female superhero..” (cont..) … Continue reading

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“..Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas – Divas – and Dealers – Plotted Against the Plague..”

“..’Ray’ recounts his brave quixotic tragicomic adventures as an experimental AIDS drug smuggler – - who funded his operation by selling weed out of his New York apartment – - during the early years of the ‘gay plague’..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Animation: Robin Williams on masks and humanity..”

“..Robin Williams 1991: ‘Comedy is there to basically show us we fart – we laugh. To make us realize we still are part animal. So you don’t take yourself seriously – and destroy the species’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Animation: … Continue reading

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“..Netflix’s revolution continues: Why ‘BoJack Horseman’ is like nothing you’ve ever seen..”

“..It’s hard to explain ‘BoJack Horseman’. It’s an animated show about a guy who is also a horse – - who is also a washed-up sitcom actor – - who makes poor personal and professional decisions..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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“..Fantasia Music Evolved: Strange – but it works..”

“..Disney’s attempt to capture the essence of its experimental film Fantasia in a video game – - is deeply strange – - but somehow it works..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Fantasia Music Evolved: Strange, but it works | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Cartoon: John – go easy on the Oil..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) goto source/story>>> Cartoon: John, go easy on the Oil – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Cartoon: Shady piggyback..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Shady piggyback – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Cartoon: Deception and illusion..”

(ed:..of course it’s about key..how cd it not be..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Cartoon: Deception and illusion – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..10 Memorable ‘SpongeBob’ Quotes That’ll Make You Wish You Lived In Bikini Bottom..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Memorable ‘SpongeBob’ Quotes That’ll Make You Wish You Lived In Bikini Bottom.

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“..Cartoon: Property too damaged..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Property too damaged – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Simpsons take on NZ film industry..”

“..Subtitles then appear – calling New Zealand – - ‘The Milhouse of Australia’..” (cont..) (ed:..now that is very funny…) go to source/story>>> Simpsons take on NZ film industry | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Revealed: The Lost Chapter of Interstellar..”

“..We teamed Christopher Nolan with award-winning comic-book artist Sean Gordon Murphy – - to tell Mann’s story..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Revealed: The Lost Chapter of Interstellar | WIRED.

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“..AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on Life Inside the Billionaire Bubble..”

“.Why don’t poor people just buy an ad – - if they want a voice in politics?..” (cont..)’ go to source/story>> AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on Life Inside the Billionaire Bubble | Alternet.

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“..Books: Punk rides again..”

“..Comic book artist Ant Sang talks to David Larsen about his ‘transformational journey’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Books: Punk rides again – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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“..What Every European Country Is The Worst At..” 

(ed:..this is an interesting infographic..a whole bunch of ‘who knew?’s..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What Every European Country Is The Worst At | Thrillist.

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“..Terminally ill Simpsons creator Sam Simon calls cancer ‘the most amazing experience of my life’ – as he donates $100million to charity..”

“..The writer and producer was given three months to live two years ago..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Terminally ill Simpsons creator Sam Simon calls cancer ‘the most amazing experience of my life’, as he donates $100million to charity – People … Continue reading

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“..Cartoon: Spycalling on you..”

(ed:..as we sleepwalk into a surveillance-state..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Cartoon: Spycalling on you – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..The spandex-clad undead: Why comics love ridiculous resurrections..”

“..In the superhero world – just because your body was ripped in half – - doesn’t mean you can’t make a comeback..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The spandex-clad undead: Why comics love ridiculous resurrections – Salon.com.

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“..Lichtenstein’s Theft and the Artists Left Behind..”

“..Roy Lichtenstein made a career copying comic book panels – and selling them as pop art – for millions. Now – one of his victims speaks out..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Lichtenstein’s Theft and the Artists Left Behind – Boing … Continue reading

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graphic-novel..

“..A brand new graphic novella by the award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware – - tracing the lives of six individuals from Sandy Port Michigan – published in weekly episodes..” (cont..) go to source/story> The Last Saturday, by Chris Ware | Books … Continue reading

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“..13 Cartoon Portraits of Legendary Blues Artists..”

“..So good – you’d think illustrator William Stout made a deal with the devil..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 13 Cartoon Portraits of Legendary Blues Artists | Mother Jones.

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“..Best film quotes of all-time: Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear tops Radio Times poll..”

“..Lines from The Italian Job and Scarface came a close second and third..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Best film quotes of all-time: Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear tops Radio Times poll – News – Films – The Independent.

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