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“The Confessions of Dorian Gray” is an Audio-Play for Oscar Wilde Lovers

From the studio that produces the Doctor Who audio-plays comes the second season of a great serial.  The premise of The Confessions of Dorian Gray is simple: that the story of Dorian Gray was true and that Oscar Wilde’s greatest achievement was convincing the world that it was a piece of fiction.  Each episode is…

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Cover Art by Charles Chaisson
Cover Art by Charles Chaisson

If you read Next Magazine you might have seen Charles Chaisson’s work before, but not in this capacity.  His series of book and play covers show a comprehensive design aesthetic and embody the stories they mean to represent.  Take for example his cover of Dracula, with Anne Hathaway-esque lips balanced against the darkness and protruding…

Illustration Art by A.M. Sartor
Illustration Art by A.M. Sartor

If you think you recognize Amanda Sartor’s artwork, you just might. A.M. Sartor has been a professional illustrator for years, and her work has shown up in video games, tabletop games and book covers. Her full collection of finished works can be found on her website, and they are definitely worth the look. From original sketches…

Thomas Eakins: Embodiment of Realism
Thomas Eakins: Embodiment of Realism

Thomas Eakins, born in 1844 and died in 1916, was arguably the greatest Realist painter America ever produced.  His work can be put up against his contemporary, John Singer Sargent, to really show the difference between Realist and Painterly methods (for lack of a more specific term for Sargent’s style) in the late 19th/early 20th century….

Street Fighter Meets Classic French Literature
Street Fighter Meets Classic French Literature

Unlike most of my friends, I’m not really a gamer.  This video of this game came to me through the literature channel, and as a huge fan of Victor Hugo and his collected works, I innocently decided to watch it.  I was not disappointed. Arm Joe is a 2D fighter game where, instead of your…

Artist Spotlight: M. Steffens
Artist Spotlight: M. Steffens

M. Steffens, who goes by t-funster on Tumblr, is an incredibly talented Brazilian designer-illustrator, and a lovely person to boot.  Her work covers original material as well as a wide range of fan subjects, making her one of my favorite fan artists working right now.  The majority of what’s available on her society6 include Teen Wolf,…

Nature on High: Photographs by Simen Johan
Nature on High: Photographs by Simen Johan

Photographer Simen Johan, represented by Yossi Milo gallery in New York City, takes large scale art photographs of animals, but they’re not just that.  Take another look, give the photographs time, and the pieces fall together.  Plenty of people take pictures of animals, and plenty of photographers make their living doing high scale animal photography…