The Long Game of Creativity: If You Haven’t Created a Masterpiece at 30, You’re Not a Failure

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Orson Welles directed the greatest movie ever made, Citizen Kane, at age 25, with only a limited knowledge of the medium. When Paul McCartney was 25, he, along with his fellow Beatles, released the era-defining album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. By age 29, Pablo Picasso revolutionized modern art by developing cubism.

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Interactive Music Video Lets You Explore the Apartments on the Cover of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti

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Dig that heavy metal / Underneath your hood / Baby I can work all night / Believe I got the perfect tools / Talkin’ bout love
Last February, Led Zeppelin released a deluxe, re-mastered version of their sprawling 1975 double album Physical Graffiti, a record perhaps best known for the epic, orchestral grandeur of the 8 1/2 minute “Kashmir” (n

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Alan Alda Uses Improv to Teach Scientists How to Communicate Their Ideas

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Woe to the famous actor who dares to write a novel or start a band or design a line of clothing. The public can be awfully snobby about such extracurricular pursuits. We reward our children for cultivating a wide range of interests, but heaven forfend a celebrity who wanders away from the accepted script.

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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh & Other Arists Tell Their Musical Stories in the Animated Video Series, “California Inspires Me”

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I’ve lived all of my life in various cities on the East Coast, north and south. Various cultural and geographic features of the mid-Atlantic have shaped me in ways I’m probably only partially aware of. But this past summer I spent more time on the West Coast—L.A.

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The Hedge Maze from The Shining Gets Recreated by Mythbuster’s Adam Savage

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Like myself, Adam Savage went to the traveling Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA last year and stayed several hours, just absorbing all the genius, from the scripts to the slates to the blueprints and the costumes to the props.

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Cartoonist Lynda Barry Shows You How to Draw Batman in Her UW-Madison Course, “Making Comics”

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How do you draw Batman?
Don’t say you don’t, or that you can’t. According to cartoonist and educator Lynda Barry, we’re all capable of getting Batman down on paper in one form or another.

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The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use

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Sure, we love the internet for how it makes freely available so many cultural artifacts. And sure, we also love the internet for how it allows us to disseminate our own work.

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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, Presented in an Interactive Infographic

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The daily life of great authors, artists and philosophers has long been the subject of fascination among those who look upon their work in awe.

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Patti Smith and David Lynch Talk About the Source of Their Ideas & Creative Inspiration

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Where do artistic ideas come from?
The collective unconscious?
Cheesy covers of 50s pop tunes?
The ghost of Jerry Garcia?
Perhaps rather than trying to identify the source, we should work toward being open to inspiration in whatever guise it presents itself.

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How Famous Writers Deal With Writer’s Block: Their Tips & Tricks

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Nearly everyone—from the most minimally educated to the most academically accomplished—has experienced at least once that panicked loss for words colloquially known as “writer’s block.” Faced with the glacial expanse of a blank page, or screen, the fingers fumble, heart races, and the brain seizes up.

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