Russian artist Salavat Fidai: Pencil Art

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The Department of Phenomenal Pencil Art continues to marvel at the astonishingly intricate pencil sculptures created by Russian artist Salavat Fidai(previously featured here). Using an X-ACTO knife and extraordinary amounts of patience and care he can transform the end of an art pencil into tiny human figures – such as an astronaut and deep sea diver, expressive hands – including one offering the Vulcan salute, or any number of famous buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Gawker Employees Vote to Unionize, Join Writers Guild of America


In a Web posting, Gawker Media writers said they voted 75 percent to 25 percent to join the Guild. The union said 90 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.

Gawker first said it was planning to unionize in April. The employees said in the post Thursday that the next step will be determining what they want to bargain for and forming a bargaining committee.


While no digital media sites have been unionized, The Associated Press, The New York Times and other newspaper staffers have union representation. Read the rest of this entry »

BREAKING: SECURITY BREACH: The Stolen Egg Salad Recipe Hoax of August 2014