Movieposters.com sells thousands of dollars worth of posters – 71Bait

While many Toronto residents would like more square feet in their homes, Marc Kalteis would settle for just the wall space. A longtime movie poster collector, Kalteis owns more than 200, some of which are hung in archival-quality frames at his North York home. “I set up a movie theater for my family where we … Read more

Rarely seen paintings by JRR Tolkien depict a lush ‘Lord of the Rings’ landscape | Smart Messages – 71Bait

Extract from Tolkien Conversation with Smaug1937 Courtesy of Tolkien Estate / © The Tolkien Estate Limited In his high fantasy novels, British author JRR Tolkien combined his academic training in languages ​​and his love of storytelling to create Middle-earth, a fictional continent populated by wizards, elves, orcs, dragons, hobbits, talking trees and other mythical creatures … Read more

KOBO: The little gallery that | Fine Arts | Savannah News, Events, Dining, Music – 71Bait

The exhibition, aptly named Perseverance, opens this week at the Kobo Gallery on Barnard Street. As the press release states, “Perseverance, by definition, means being persistently successful. For the past 15 years, Kobo Gallery has persevered with its very founding place and its army of contemporary, locally based artists.” On Friday, May 6, the partners … Read more

Three tragedies did not keep “Bosch” star Titus Welliver from the stage – 71Bait

Titus Welliver, 60, is an actor whose films include The Town, Gone Baby Gone, Argo and Transformers: Age of Extinction. He is best known for starring in Prime Video’s “Bosch” and in the new spin-off “Bosch: Legacy” on Amazon Freevee. He spoke to Marc Myers. Both my parents were artists. My father, Neil, was a … Read more

Book Breakdown – Harley Quinn: Reckoning Flips the Script – 71Bait

CONTENT WARNING: Harley Quinn: Reckoning depicts sexism, emotional abuse and sexual assault. Is there such a thing as an antihero’s journey in literature? If so, Harley Quinn is someone who goes full throttle. Harley Quinn: reckoning is the latest entry in the DC Icons series and the first of the books written by Rachael Allen. … Read more

“Marvelous and the Black Hole”: Interview with director Kate Tsang – 71Bait

Wonderful and the black hole is a magic film. It beguiles with a mixture of sincerity and fear that resonates with the bitter teenager in all of us, calloused enough to flip the middle finger at an unfair world but retaining an impressive ability to be mesmerized by a clever trick. Writer/director Kate Tsang’s debut … Read more

See Louis Wain’s exuberant cat art at the hospital where he spent his later years | Smart Messages – 71Bait

A Louis Wain illustration of cats singing Christmas carols Public domain via Wikimedia Commons In 1886, a little-known artist named Louis Wain contributed a hilarious illustration of festive cats to the Christmas issue of the magazine Illustrated London News, a prominent weekly newspaper. The drawing, titled “A Kitty Christmas Party,” featured nearly 200 cats reveling … Read more

Butch Cornelius’ History of Surf Art | art stroke – 71Bait

You may not have heard his name before, but if you’re a surfer – especially a surfer of a certain age – you’ve surely seen the work of Butch Cornelius. Growing up alongside elite surfers and surf artists of his time, he touched on fame but never really had it. Still, the former graphic artist-turned-artist-turned-Eureka-based … Read more

Butch Cornelius’ History of Surf Art | art stroke – 71Bait

You may not have heard his name before, but if you’re a surfer – especially a surfer of a certain age – you’ve surely seen the work of Butch Cornelius. Growing up alongside elite surfers and surf artists of his time, he touched on fame but never really had it. Still, the former graphic artist-turned-artist-turned-Eureka-based … Read more

Review: “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” is a coming-of-age creepypasta – 71Bait

In June 2009, 20-year-old aspiring filmmaker Troy Wagner uploaded a remarkably spooky 47-second clip to YouTube. The beginning of a web series based on a story he read on the online forum Something Awful is presented as raw footage recorded by a young man before abruptly cutting off all contact with his friends. A menacing … Read more