He's one of the most prolific art forgers ever — but Mark Landis won't be prosecuted, because he never made a dime off his copies. What motivated him? We’ll also hear from Tavi Gevinson, who rose to fame as a preteen blogger; now a high school graduate, she's making her Broadway debut. Plus, Kurt gives some tips to Alan Cumming, who will guest host Studio 360 later this month. (Hint: bring your own Campari.) [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140906/rt_stud_140906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Redemption never tasted so sweet. Andy Buckland is no stranger to TV. The worst moment of her career happened when a live studio audience got food poisoning from one of her dishes. But when the pasta guru is given a slot in the televised cooking competition Diced Showdown, she sees her chance at redemption. In exchange for the shot at vindication Andy and her fiancé, Malcolm Jones, are tasked to find the identity of a mysterious blogger who has a nasty habit of revealing detrimental secrets of the show's top celebrity chefs. A little undercover sleuthing is one thing, but when her hometown is taken over by the show's production and one of the judges winds up dead, Andy's afraid she's bitten off more than she can chew, and she might just choke on a dish best served cold. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Cerreta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060032/bk_acx0_060032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A growing number of YouTubers are scoring six-to-seven-figure paychecks, studio development deals, A-list Hollywood agents, book and record deals, and more because they've harnessed the power of web video production, distribution, and monetization. Comedian-gamer Felix Kjellberg (aka PewDiePie) launched the most subscribed to YouTube channel of all time and made $7.4 million in 2014 for his expletive-filled video game commentaries. Not too shabby for someone who quit college and sold hot dogs to afford to buy a computer. Actress-writer Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae was working odd jobs and contemplating business school when her web show went viral. What followed was a Shorty Award, a development deal with HBO, and representation by United Talent Agency. Dissed by traditional media, hip hop violinist Lindsey Stirling found a following via YouTube, racked up hundreds of millions of views, a deal with Lady Gaga's manager, a sold-out European tour, and an album that debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Former substitute teacher Harley Morenstein (ask Epic Meal Time) racked up over 800 million views, a partnership with Taco Bell Canada, and a TV show on A+E-owned FYI. Oh, and the Sauce Boss stars in Kevin Smith's 2016 release Moose Jaws and has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Video blogger Jenna Marbles signed with CAA, got her own Madame Tussauds wax figure, and even has her own line of dog toys. She's accrued nearly two billion video views and has more Instagram friends than Oprah Winfrey. Civilians are getting paid to create web video content, while iconic brands like Toyota, Lionsgate, and Macy's are shelling out big bucks for other people's videos. What makes those videos better than yours? Or are they? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Dorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085584/bk_acx0_085584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET. ASP.NET MVC 4 contains a number of significant advances over previous versions. New mobile and desktop templates (employing adaptive rendering) are included together with support for jQuery Mobile for the first time. New display modes allow your application to select views based on the browser that's making the request while Code Generation Recipes for Visual Studio help you auto-generate project-specific code for a wide variety of situtations including NuGet support. In this fourth edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you’ll discover MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice. The book's authors, Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman, have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well-known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands. What you’ll learn - Gain a solid architectural understanding of ASP.NET MVC 4, including basic MVC - Explore the entire ASP.NET MVC Framework - Learn what's new in version 4 and how how best to apply these new features - See how MVC and test-driven development work in action - Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC Who this book is for This book is for web developers with a basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# who want (or need) to start using the new ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework.
Tracey Corderoy (Author) Tracey was born and grew up in industrial South Wales and now lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire with her husband, two children and an ever-increasing menagerie of devilishly-cute-but-sometimes-rather-naughty pets. A trained teacher, Tracey has always had a passion for wonderful literature and began writing for children in 2006. Her head is happily crammed with countless ideas and stories and she's loving the adventures that her characters insist they share . . . Steven Lenton (Illustrator) Steven hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Brighton, creating an array of charming characters for his books. Best known for illustrating Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, written by Tracey Corderoy, he has illustrated many lovely books and wrote his first picture book with Nosy Crow, Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights. Steven also loves to visit schools, festivals and bookshops, encouraging and inspiring his audience to draw, giggle and create! He is also a children's book blogger - just search for his name on YouTube. More information about him and his work can be found at stevenlenton.com.
The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft&#8217;s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET. ASP.NET MVC 4 contains a number of significant advances over previous versions. New mobile and desktop templates (employing adaptive rendering) are included together with support for jQuery Mobile for the first time. New display modes allow your application to select views based on the browser that's making the request while Code Generation Recipes for Visual Studio help you auto-generate project-specific code for a wide variety of situtations including NuGet support. In this fourth edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You&#8217;ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you&#8217;ll discover MVC&#8217;s strengths and weaknesses for yourself&#8212;and put your best-learned theory into practice. The book's authors, Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman, have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well-known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands.
Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is truly an artist for the twenty-first century. In his sculptures he refashions artefacts and antiques into surprising, sometimes monumental constructions such as Template (2007): hundreds of wooden doors and windows taken from demolished Ming and Qing dynasty temples and arranged into a massive outdoor sculpture. As much as these materials look to the past, they also speak of the present, because never before (and probably never again) have they been available in such abundance. Like his benches carved from centuries-old temple beams, Template is a sly commentary on the speed with which China's building boom is obliterating its past. (When Template collapsed in a rainstorm two weeks after its unveiling at Documenta 12, the artist embraced its demise as a clever artistic twist.) In China today, making art that's critical of current cultural and economic policies is not a particularly safe career move. But Ai's father, the poet Ai Qing, walked a similar path, absorbing European avant-garde styles while studying in 1930s Paris and later standing by them in the face of Communist opposition, a move that eventually led to his exile to the distant provincial town where his son Weiwei came to be born and raised. In the late 1970s Ai Weiwei moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective known as the Stars Group. In 1981, following government retaliation against one of their exhibitions, Ai moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived the life of the bohemian for twelve years, his East Village apartment serving as a base for countless visiting Chinese artists. When his father became ill in 1993 Ai returned to China, settling in Beijing and finally taking up his art career in earnest. Weiwei's artistic forebears belong primarily to the Western modernist avant-garde (Duchamp and Beuys are particularly relevant). But Ai has equally and increasingly been influenced by modernist architecture and contemporary urban planning, citing the need for an ideal for living in a country where runaway economic development has shown little regard for the everyday life of the individual. In stark contrast to the glass-and-steel high-rises going up around Beijing, the art galleries, ateliers and homes Ai designs are boxy and modest, made from brick and other vernacular materials. Their resolution of Eastern and Western styles is a fitting parallel to his antique readymade sculptures. What truly marks out Ai as a twenty-first century artist is the multiplicity of his roles: not just artist, designer and architect but also curator, publisher, web blogger and compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists. He has been described more than once as the Chinese Warhol, overseeing a factory-like studio (Fake) with dozens of assistants engaged in countless projects in a range of disciplines. And indeed his outsize public persona is an inseparable part of his art. It should come as no surprise that when Herzog & de Meuron came to Beijing to conceive of a new stadium for the 2008 Olympics, Ai was the one who provided them with a design concept: an interlaced form based on the woven baskets his wife collects at local antique markets. At a time when the West is finally discovering Chinese contemporary art, Ai is one of the few to have transcended the label 'Chinese artist'. In part thanks to his gallery Urs Meile (Lucerne and Beijing), Ai has won the support of strong European collectors. His work is increasingly being shown at major venues around the world (Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthaus Graz, Tate Liverpool) and included in major international exhibitions (the Moscow Biennial, the Guangzhou Triennale, Documenta). A complex, multi-faceted artist, Ai is poised to make a deep impact on contemporary art far beyond China's borders. Ai Weiwei is represented by Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne and Beijing.
35 hat patterns for every age, gender, and fashion sense Sewn Hats is a collaboration of hat designs from 29 of the industry's most-loved fabric designers, pattern designers, and bloggers. The collection features a variety of hat patterns for all genders, sizes, ages, and fashion sense. Seamstresses will find options in a vast array of styles that use a wide variety of fabric types, from felt to silk, corduroy to cotton, and everything in between. Beautiful photography, inspiring writing, precise instructions, adaptable patterns, and a vast array of styles and sizes all combine to equal a collection of sewn hat patterns like no other. Hat patterns for all genders, sizes, ages, and styles Hats for any occasion, from work to play, casual to formal Diagrams, precise assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations to ease completion of each project Ideas and inspiration for all ages and skill levels, and instructions on how to adapt each hat pattern by varying fabrics and embellishments Full patterns conveniently located online, so you can print them when you need them and you never have to worry about losing them Expertly edited by top designer Carla Hegeman Crim, the designer and blogger behind The Scientific Seamstress, Sewn Hats is sure to offer inspiration for all home seamstresses. Contributors include: Patty Young (MODKID Designs) Kaari Meng (French General) Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree & Co.) Kathy Mack (Pink Chalk Studio) Dolin O'Shea (Lulu Bliss) Lisa Carroccio (Domestic Diva's Disasters) Alexia Marcelle Abegg (Green Bee Patterns) Heather Niziolek (Goosie Girl) Melissa Stramel (Lilac Lane) Jaime Morrison Curtis and Jacinda Boneau (Prudent Baby) Karen LePage (One Girl Circus) Jennifer Hagedorn (Tie Dye Diva Designs) Shelly Figueroa (Figgy's Patterns) Bonnie Shaffer (Hats with a Past) Jessica Christian (Craftiness is Not Optional) Bari J. Ackerman (Bari J.) Mary Abreu (Confessions of a Craft Addict) Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom) Irene Rodegerdts (Mushroom Villagers) Anneliese S. (Aesthetic Nest) Linda and Scott Hansen (Miss Mabel Studio and Blue Nickel Studios) Betz White (betzwhite.com) Kim Christopherson (YouCanMakeThis.com) Melissa Averinos () Val Pillow & Anne Maxfield (Pillow & Maxfield)
Book Description Do you wish your students would practice smarter not harder? Are you tired of nagging your students about the same things over and over? Do you want your students to make faster progress in their piano studies? Right now, all over the world, piano students are wasting precious practice time. And piano teachers are straining valuable vocal chords telling them to practice more. It's time to reexamine this setup, and cure the underlying piano practice ailments. The Piano Practice Physician's Handbook takes a fresh look at how piano teachers teach practice skills. These 32 piano student ailments and their cures open up new ways of thinking about piano practice problems. With this straight-forward and practical guide piano teachers can get their students practicing more effectively, making faster progress, and having more fun! What Piano Teachers Are Saying 'A must-read for every piano teacher, The Piano Practice Physician's Handbook is full of practical advice you can start using with your students today! Follow the prescriptions and your studio will be full of musicians with healthy practice habits.' Bridey Gibson, Piano teacher & blogger at Pianosaurus Rex 'The Piano Practice Physician's handbook is the book that I would have written about practice had I ever got around to putting all my ideas into one place! Nicola has created a resource that uses a clever analogy between medicine and music so your studio is the 'practice clinic' and practice problems include those that are 'chronic' right through to 'vision impairment' and even 'ear infections'! The links are both creative and instructive and will give teachers everywhere a new way to diagnose and 'treat' practice issues in their students. So many times as teachers, we share the same tips with different students and I've often thought how great it would be if there was a reference of all the 'ailments' that students present with and a recommended list of 'treatments'. Given how little time we actually get to spend with our students each week, it's vital that we teach them to practice correctly. This book will be of great value to both new and experienced teachers and even adult students in making sure they stay on top of their practice, get the most out of every minute at the keyboard and ensure that problems hopefully don't become chronic. I recommend this resource to piano teachers and students everywhere.' Tim Topham, Piano teacher & blogger at Top Music Co