Wattpad wants to turn your short story into a television show

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT What if your passion project could make it onto TV? With the recent deal between Wattpad (a Toronto-based self-publishing platform) and Universal Cable Productions (part of NBCUniversal), it’s more likely now than ever. This new arrangement will allow Universal to…

How to choose a tattoo that won’t look shitty over time

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO So you’ve decided that you want a tattoo to honour your furry pal, a song that changed your life or your mom’s favourite flower – now you have to decide colours and design. While ultimately you will…

In Canada you can legally take pictures of people if you’re on public property

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Position your camera, look up to some architecture behind your subject, click. That’s one way to take a non-obvious photo of a stranger. Or just take the photo and run away if they object. Both work. Danika…

This artist uses foraged natural materials to make magical mandala altars (Photos)

BY: TIM O’NEAL Each morning for the past five years, Day Schildkret has walked his dog through Wildcat Canyon in Richmond, California, carrying a basket. As they walk, he forages for “local objects that the wild world has discarded to…

This Palestinian artist is using fierce makeup to address pressing global issues (photos)

Rand Jarallah is a Palestinian activist who’s using art and makeup to raise awareness about different issues that she is passionate about. Her work is thematizing gender-based violence, global warming, psychological disorders and other different issues related to activist work. As…

This Toronto photographer captures the tortured routine of a loveless marriage (photos)

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY All photos from Insipid, courtesy of Tessla Stuckey Photography When we hear the word “marriage” nowadays, we tend to bypass that idealistic, perfect image of a husband and wife being totally immersed in each other like something out…

There is no stress with these out-of-this-world baby portraits

Tea Jo is a Croatian-based photographer and she is specialised in newborn photography. Tea is photographing a couple of days old babies in the most magical way ever. The sole tranquillity of the babies and the settings around them make…

This company turned a decrepit 1970s building into a green oasis that is sustainable and accessible

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Photos via WOHA. WOHA is a Singapore-based architectural organization that focuses heavily on environmentally-friendly practices. They pride themselves on concentrating on the integrity of nature, the intermingling of natural resources into the final result, and having a major reliance on…

These magical photos will make you wish you were a part of the 1970s disco culture in New York

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos via Bill Bernstein If you’re like me and you never got to experience the magic of the ’70s, you have to vicariously live through music, movies and photography taken during that period. Without experiencing the…

These portraits reveal a vulnerable side of masculinity that’s rarely seen (NSFW)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos via © Tyler Udall / The Little Black Gallery Last year, CoverGirl named James Charles the brand’s first-ever male model. This was quickly followed by an announcement this year by Maybelline that they had chosen their…

The futuristic beauty of the Balkans’ WWII monuments (photos)

The Balkan peninsula is the melting pot of cultures and nations. It’s on the verge of Europe. The Balkans have been the spot for the most profound political games in the continent’s history. The most viewable legacy of the political…

The artists who bought Trump’s bus want you to decide if they should throw it into the ocean

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI Chased down by screaming mobs through a two-year spectrum of adoration and rage, it only seems fitting that artists Mary Mihelic and David Gleeson would take one last trip on the T.RUMP bus to drive it into…

Artists are exploring humans’ potential roles in the future’s automated economy

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT As the replacement of manufacturing and other jobs by machines threatens to change the labour market beyond recognition, anxieties about the future of the economy in an age of automation are only growing. But some artists are trying…

These Indian graphic novels feature inspirational, badass female leads

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH For years, in India, comics were cast aside as entertainment for the less educated. Then, in 1967, Amar Chitra Katha breathed life into Indian myths, legends, and history and transformed them into series of comics and changed…

This photographer is obsessed with redheads and it’s the most magical thing you’ll see today (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Alexandra Bochkareva has a thing for redheads and freckles. The St. Petersburg-based photographer’s fascination with gingers started when she began dabbling in photography four years ago. Usually working with redheads, her photographs feel like stepping into a fairy…

If your life feels stale, these 7 powerful poems will ignite a fire in your soul

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP National Poetry Day came and went in October, but as the days get shorter and colder, we could all use some extra inspiration. Whether your holiday shopping is getting you down as you watch your bank account…

Stephen King wrote the top 20 rules for writers and many of them can be applied to your everyday life

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Even if you’re not an adamant reader, you know who Stephen King is. How could you not know about someone who has written over 54 novels, 6 non-fiction books, over 200 short stories, and has sold over…

This photographer beautifully captures humans’ complex relationship with nature

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “Keep your love of nature, for this is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent Van Gogh. Humans’ relationship with nature has always been a complex one. Some people turn to nature as a…

These photographs will inspire you to get naked around the world (NSFW)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Magdalena Wosinska pretty much lives my dream life. The LA-based photographer resembles a modern-day hippie, travelling the world and shooting youthful, spontaneous photographs. Venturing to wherever her photography takes her, Magdalena caught my attention not only for…

This rare footage from 1995 could reveal who Banksy really is

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP For years the British artist, Banksy, has captured our hearts and the attention of the art world. His satirical street art is not only humorous, but usually has a deeper meaning focused on current political, social and…