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Don’t Sell Your SoulPancake: A Conversation with Golriz Lucina

For years now, the name “SoulPancake” has been floating around the Internet, attached to unapologetically feel-good (and unstoppably viral) videos like Kid President, Kitten Therapy,and Heart Attack!, as well as disarmingly philosophical series like Metaphysical Milkshake.Yeah, we’d heard of SoulPancake. But for a long time we weren’t exactly sure what SoulPancake was. A creative agency? A Rainn Wilson side project? […]

4 Secrets for Designing a More Joyful Space

In July 2017, when Ingrid Fetell Lee and her husband, Albert Lee, bought their three-bedroom home in East Hampton, New York, Ingrid was writing Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness ($20; amazon.com). For 10 years, Ingrid had researched the things that universally bring people joy (that fleeting feeling, different from happiness, that we get seeing […]

How to Rediscover Joy—and Eliminate Killjoys

The last time you felt completely free. The last time you laughed, so hard. The last time the world seemed magical. How it felt when you were surprised by a simple pleasure. These are the kinds of things Brooklyn-based designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee wants to know about in her workshops, an extension of her book Joyful: […]

The Infrastructure of Joy

I’m not generally known as a happy person. I don’t think that’s because I’m unhappy, exactly, or because I’m a cynic or a naysayer, even though I have my moments. No, I think it’s because I’m allergic to the idea of happiness as anything but a shorthand for some vague and abstract notion of contentment. Being happy is great, […]

Who made Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ ’70s costumes? ‘Black Panther’ Oscar-winner Ruth Carter

When Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter signed on to outfit the stars of Netflix’s upcoming dramedy “Dolemite Is My Name,” she did it with the caveat that the costumes themselves wouldn’t serve as just another punchline in the story. “This is not a film where you make fun of everybody and you laugh because everybody’s got […]

The Powerful Message Black Panther's Costume Designer (and Oscar Winner) Ruth E. Carter Wants to Send Through Clothing

Just 20 minutes into Black Panther, one can immediately sense that the 2018 superhero film is unlike any other in cinematic history. Aside from its strong Black female leads, part of its appeal is due to the fashion. A pivotal scene where this can be seen (and felt) is during “challenge day” in the fictional African […]

Black Panther Costumer Designer Ruth E. Carter on Three Decades of Dressing Superheroes

Ruth E. Carter’s resume as a costume designer reads like a roll call of some of the most culturally significant films of the past three decades: Malcom X, Selma, Do the Right Thing, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Mo’ Better Blues. But her latest film, the revolutionary and deservedly much-hyped Black Panther, might be her most notable project yet. With […]

Jonny Sun Knows That Twitter Can Still Be The Internet's Good Place

Jonny Sun has spent a lot of time online since the days of ICQ, MSN Messenger, and AIM. It was on those now-ancient platforms where Sun developed his voice and began to experiment with his sense of humor. Later, on Twitter he channeled his anxieties, sentimentalities, and quippy observations about the world into the form […]

Twitter Star Jonny Sun Draws 'Positive, Hopeful Things' Into Being

Jonny Sun’s alien Twitter persona, Jomny Sun, has a huge following within what he calls “Weird Twitter.” The bot’s deliberately misspelled tweets and lonesome temperament have drawn in hundreds of thousands of followers. That led to Sun’s first book about the character, Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too. And now, he’s back — this time […]

Jonny Sun’s Work Diary: Correct Spellign Optoinal, Creativity Mandatory

Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/business/jonny-sun-work-diary.html

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