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Marc Bekoff

Entangled Empathy: How to Improve Human-Animal Relationships

Marc Bekoff | February 26, 2015 | Green
There is no way in our complex, challenging, and truly magnificent world, that humans can be left out of solutions for improving the lives of other animals, although we are so often the cause for conflict with them and for trumping their interests in favor of ours.
Tom Alderman

Norman Lear: Climbing the Magic Hill

Tom Alderman | February 26, 2015 | Books
In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.
Gracie X

A Sex-Positive Feminist Laments '50 Shades of Boredom'

Gracie X | February 26, 2015 | Women
He's creepy. He's that guy who needs a personality overhaul, the dude who's too controlling, too domineering -- out of bed. You want to dominate me in bed? Be my guest. You want to drive? Here are the keys to my clitoris. But don't pull that controlling crap out of bed.
Christopher Atamian

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | February 26, 2015 | Books
What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.
Sarah Wildman

The Story Of One

Sarah Wildman | February 26, 2015 | Books
Famous dates and big numbers are a paradox: the easiest to pinpoint and the hardest to comprehend.
Maria Tatar

10 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Should Get More Love

Maria Tatar | February 26, 2015 | Books
Note: Certain fairy tales, like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella," have been told and retold so often in mainstream American society that they're deeply ingrained in our minds. "Cinderella," which remains popular as a Disney cartoon film, has...
Sue Shanahan

Four Reasons to Self-Publish Your Children's Book

Sue Shanahan | February 25, 2015 | Books
If you have a story to tell, it's a wonderful time to be alive. Self-publishing gives authors creative control.
Ralph Nader

New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions

Ralph Nader | February 26, 2015 | Sports
How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, by Dr. Ken Reed, is basically a sports manifesto that looks at nine of the most important sports issues we face today and the red thread that weaves through them all: ego and greed, and the win-at-all-costs and profit-at-all-costs policies and mentalities whose vices have spawned throughout the world of sports.
Penny C. Sansevieri

Getting Influencers to Notice You

Penny C. Sansevieri | February 25, 2015 | Books
I'm a firm believer that even the most high-profile influencers are reachable if you take the right actions to do so.
John Thompson

Anya Kamenetz's 'The Test' Points the Way to the Future

John Thompson | February 25, 2015 | Education
With the rise of the Millennials, who best know the harsh truth about high-stakes testing, and the "creepy" implications of data-driven stigmatization and tracking of children, the days of test-driven reform should be numbered.
Architectural Digest

New York City's Forgotten Places Turned Into Art

Architectural Digest | February 26, 2015 | Travel
Though we know New York City today as a place of bright lights and big buildings, Abandoned NYC provides a captivating look into the city's quieter side.
Taylor Dibbert

Book Review: American Sniper

Taylor Dibbert | February 25, 2015 | Books
American Sniper tells the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who completed four tours in Iraq from 1999-2009. The book describes Kyle's upbringing and Navy SEAL training, but the heart of the text deals with his experiences in combat. America's most prolific sniper, Kyle's wartime experiences went well beyond...
Christopher Zoukis

Book Review: Hobo Pete and the Ghost Train by Sandy Pheat

Christopher Zoukis | February 25, 2015 | Books
Hobo Pete tells the eerie tale of three boys in 1963 Appalachia, who encounter a local hobo with whom they have something in common: they each hear the passing of a ghostly train in the night.
Mike Edison

RIP The Joe DiMaggio of the First Amendment

Mike Edison | February 25, 2015 | Media
Herald Price Fahringer had always loomed large in my imagination. What self-respecting journalist wouldn't want to find themselves as the defendant in a First Amendment case?
Digital Book World

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 21

Digital Book World | February 25, 2015 | Books
It's perhaps noteworthy to find Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train settle into its fourth week at No. 1, even while a considerable handful of media-tie ins filled out the spots beneath it in the week heading into the Oscars.
Stacey Graham

The Agent/Author Relationship: The Push Me-Pull You of Publishing

Stacey Graham | February 25, 2015 | Books
The most important role of an agent is to be honest, even when you don't like that they're not on board with your most recent idea. That's when you trust their experience and their role within the publishing community and just let it go or chat about self-publishing options.
Marjorie Sandor

Unsettled Lives/Unsettling Fictions

Marjorie Sandor | February 25, 2015 | Books
Welcome to the province of the uncanny-in-fiction. A place to explore the foreignness not "out there" but in ourselves, and in the histories we work so hard to repress. It might be just the thing for these klieg-light times of ours.
Ellen Meister

Insults And Put-Downs, Algonquin-Style

Ellen Meister | February 25, 2015 | Books
Once upon a time, long before Internet trolls ruined the whole idea of the clever comeback, there was repartee. Eloquent raconteurs could take clever jabs at their opponents, no capital letters needed. Outrage was irrelevant. The only fuel was wit. No group was better at this than the critics, playwrights,...
Francis Levy

'Zeno's Conscience'

Francis Levy | February 25, 2015 | Books
What to do when you see someone you care about bathed in a cloud of smoke, of booze, of opium? You might hand the smoker a copy of Zeno's Conscience: A Novel, whose protagonist turns to psychoanalysis in his attempt to cure a lifetime of problems.
Christopher Zoukis

Book Review: Conspiracy Theory by Mike Enemigo

Christopher Zoukis | February 24, 2015 | Books
Conspiracy Theory is a gritty story of drugs, crime, and the underground rap music scene in Sacramento, California, written by someone who knows whereof he speaks. Mike Enemigo, a Folsom Prison lifer is the Impresario of The Cell Block, an up-and-coming publisher of crime, urban fiction, and non-fiction.
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