Weekend Reading List: 2013’s Best Albums, Horror Gift Ideas, and More

The Viral Success of The Beatles, The Color Project, and More [Weekend Reading List]

We take the weekends off from posting to FullSailBlog.com, so in our absence, we’re leaving you with a few other great reads to check out on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the picks we each came across this week. If you’ve got your own favorite story, share it in the comments section below.

The 50 Best Albums of 2013
Rolling Stone’s annual list has everything from Vampire Weekend to Lorde to John Fogerty in the Top 10. Do you agree with their rankings? What was your favorite? (You’ll find my favorite album of the year at #32.) – Amy

IGN Holiday Gift Guide 2013
This past October was Horror Month on the Full Sail Blog, and my pick this week combines both Halloween and the winter holidays (kind of like Nightmare Before Christmas?) with a buying guide for horror lovers. Great to see The Last of Us make the list, which included credits from our alumni. – James

Talent is Persistence: What It Takes to Be an Independent Creative
Independent filmmaker Kirby Ferguson has lots of advice for would-be independent creatives. Here are a few: Build your own community through interaction and experimentation and don’t be afraid to deconstruct other artists’ work. – Christine

Sea Harbour Seal Tracker
Check out where five Sea Harbour seals are with their unique GPS trackers that allow people to follow them wherever they go! The transmitters will eventually fall off, but until then we can always see where these cute little are! – Liz