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Well, here it is!  2012 and all that happy nonsense.  The Mayan calendar says the world is going to end this December, though it is decidedly vague as to how exactly the planet-engulfing calamity will occur.  From all of the publicity given to radio host Harold Camping’s big prediction that Judgment Day and the Rapture…

There is something about famous paintings that sends the human mind into a world of self-imagination.  Before cameras were invented, master painters were in high demand because self-portraits were the only way to capture a lasting image.  In modern times, it can be a lengthy process for a painting to be authenticated.  Luckily, modern techniques…

Standards for gaming are growing exponentially. We’re past the level of graphics that are as good as reality.  We’re past the point where plots, humor, and characterization can only be “as good” as movies, as demonstrated with games like Portal 2, Bioshock 1 & 2, Team Fortress 2, and Skyrim.  But there’s still a lot…

It’s a well known fact that paintings and art, in general, are inherently subjective things.  Sure, we can talk about “famous” art, but fame does not equal quality; at the end of the day, all talks about the best or worst art of any kind come down to one basic question:  what IS art anyway?…

As time has progressed, we’ve seen music become much more sleeker and refined, designed for mass appeal from the get-go. Songs have become polished products like trinkets you can fit in your breast pocket and admire from the palm of your hand. It used to be that music had splinters and rough edges and a…

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