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So This Is What Inspires Someone To Build A Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

So This Is What Inspires Someone To Build A Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child’s toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they’re an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya’s most ambitious…

How Steve Jobs’s Passion Shaped Pixar Into An Oscar-Winning Studio

How Steve Jobs’s Passion Shaped Pixar Into An Oscar-Winning Studio

While Apple was Steve Jobs’ first professional love, the Pixar animation studio that he helped foster was far more than a mere pet project. As Pixar President Ed Catmull explains in his upcoming book,Creativity Inc, Jobs’ involvement with the studio proved a revolutionary experience for both parties. Here’s a brief…

How To Spot A Sucker From 50 Paces

How To Spot A Sucker From 50 Paces

Take a moment to look around and try to spot the rube in the room. If you find him, congrats, that’s free lunch. If not, it looks like you’re buying. The Mark Inside by Amy Reading takes us inside the world of grifting and one of the slickest scams in…