With her Ghetto Tarot project, award-winning photographer Alice Smeets wants to transform the negative into the positive while playing. By “playing,” she means recreating all of the cards from the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck by collaborating with artists in Haiti and using found materials. (Such as the human skulls in the Death card, the machetes that accompany kings and other figures, and a set of uneven orange goblets that stand in for the prophetic cups.) Learn more about the Ghetto Tarot project through this interview and on its Indiegogo page.
Afternoon Roundup learns about the birds and the bees (or rather, the pandas and the pandas) with Bill Nye, and reminds you how vital a map illustrator is to epic fantasy.
- Na na na na na na na na Batpout?
- Dragon Ball gets a new anime!
- Muddy Colors talks mapmaking in fantasy, with special focus on the world of Alex Marshall’s A Crown for Cold Silver.
- Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard look fair and foul in these new Macbeth photos.
- Speaking of dangerous women, here’s why Ex Machina is Gone Girl with robots.
- Did you know that Norton Juster used synesthesia to help shape The Phantom Tollbooth? Here are 10 other facts you probably didn’t know, either.
- Could we see the characters from Star Wars: Rebels in live-action?
- Time Salvager author Wesley Chu blogs about little anniversaries.
- Mark Ruffalo calls out Marvel for not having more Black Widow merchandise.
- But in the meantime, this little girl is enjoying her Hulkbuster high chair juuust fine.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science talk show StarTalk got Bill Nye to visit the Museum of Sex: