Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77, his family said. His appetite for brains is reported to be insatiable.
Buddha’s Footprints Zhang Wang
As early as 1999, Zhang Wang began his photographic creation in Chinese Buddhist culture. In secluded Buddhist temples, Zhang Wang spent long time with the monks, sharing his life with them. He often got up in wee hours in the day to shoot the monastic life, or risked precarious mountains to capture Buddhist relics. He would also stay up late to peruse Buddhist texts. The fifteen years of persistent photographic creation has put him through untold hardships and difficulties but also earned him close to a hundred important honors from China and rest of the world. In May 2013, Zhang Wang’s “Buddha’s Footprints” solo exhibition was selected to be part of UNESCO’s “World Culture Convention” exhibition.
Decorating a wall with a perfect, floor-to-ceiling replica of the opening of Harry Potter #1yrago
Author Meredith McCardle used a projector to project a scan of the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on her wall, then painstakingly painted it in, leaving behind a perfect replica of the page from floor to ceiling.
She’d planned on doing the project in a weekend, but it turned into a three-weekender (I know how that goes!).