Books

January 17, 2021

These Incredible Works of Literature, Film, and Music Entered the Public Domain in 2021

In intellectual property law, public domain is a term used to denote a work free from copyright or whose copyright has expired. There are many ways a work of art, literature, or film may enter the public domain. Each year, many classic works become public simply due to the passing of time. Works published between 1923 and 1977 pass into the public domain on January 1, 95 years after their respective year of publication.

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November 25, 2020

Empowering Children’s Books Remind Black Sons “They Are Every Good Thing” [Interview]

From 2010 to 2016, author Derrick Barnes could not get any of his book ideas published. The prolific writer penned 30 unpublished books during that time, and he was worried no one would ever want to publish his work again. But once his son told him to write “the Blackest children's book he could write” Barnes authored his critically acclaimed picture book titled Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Illustrated by Gordan C.

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November 11, 2020

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of Grounded Planes During COVID-19 Is Now a Coffee Table Book [Interview]

German photographer Tom Hegen is known for his brilliant aerial photography. Often taken from a helicopter, Hegen's photos have explored everything from tulip fields to salt ponds. For this latest project, he took advantage of the unique circumstances that COVID-19 created to photograph an often overlooked environment—the airport. Dangling from a helicopter, Hegen focused on six German airports and documented grounded planes parked on the runway.

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October 23, 2020

Photographers Celebrate Black Beauty Through Awe-Inspiring Portraits of Children in New Book

Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are the dynamic husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography; and together, they've dedicated their artistic practice to celebrating unconventional beauty. Through stunning images in their AfroArt and Princess Series, they showcase natural Black hairstyles as their subjects dress in costumes including Baroque-era aesthetics and Disney-inspired royalty. Each uplifting portrait tells a story—one of the Bethencourts' greatest strengths—and is exemplified in their new book titled Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty.

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