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Teacher In Student's Shoes: Trying The Common Core Exam

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Standardized testing week at the middle school where I was a teacher from 2008 - 2010, was a big deal. Signs went up in the hallways, &...

Values in Indecision over the N-Word

Write for the Future | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Chris Drakeford "If it ends with an 'a' it's 'a'-ok" explained Todd, after seeing my face cringe when he referred to his white friend as "my n...

The Good News/Bad News About Oz: The Great and Powerful's Complicated Gender Issues

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The women of Oz: The Great and Powerful may have serious issues in how they are written and presented, but at least Oz: The Great and Powerful has women (plural) in it at all.

A Valentine: No Boxes or Ribbons Required

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Skip the expensive dinner, the jewelry, and the chick flicks, flowers, and chocolates. Read on ...

One Small Sign of Society's Unraveling

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger When someone studies early 21st-century life to try to pinpoint exactly when society started to...

Broom-swept

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger If you've sold a house or bought a house, you attach a particular meaning to that phrase, "broom...

Resubmitting Poetry And Short Prose To Lit Mags

Posted 12.26.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Why Resubmit Your Work? There are multiple circumstances that make it worth your while to resubmit a piece to a lite...

Advice From David Sedaris

Alina Kulesh | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Alina Kulesh

Sedaris had everyone in the entire theatre shaking in their seats and rapidly dying of uncontrollable laughter. I could see it then, a headline reading "American Humor Writer Kills Palm Desert Retirees."

2012 Summer Movie Wrap-up: The Avengers and the Art House Save an Otherwise Mediocre Summer Movie Season

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.

How to Scar Children for Life or When Bedazzling Goes TOO Far

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

At a baseball game recently, a mom friend and I were having a bout of witty banter that went terribly, horribly, irrefutably awry.

Report Digs Into Teachers' Feedback And Finds Bias Towards Minority Students

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee When white teachers were asked to give feedback on C-minus level essays, they gave more positive feedback when they believed the studen...

My Formula for Travel: Get Out, Go Slow

Joshua Berman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

I stop and look up. The path looks like it flattens out on top and then disappears in a knot of wind-stunted trees. I walk toward them.

'Tis the Season, for Student Plagiarizing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 02.22.2012 | College
Anastasia Rubis

If students want to circumvent their addiction, and avoid academic trouble, they can do what I've done in previous paragraphs. Use those funny little things called quotation marks and give credit where credit is due.

Teacher Faces Sex Charges After Student Writes Essay About Their Affair In College Paper

AP | By MEG KINNARD | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

-- A former high school band teacher in North Carolina was arrested on sex charges after a young woman wrote in an essay in her college newspaper tha...

Hipster Pho

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

At Hipster Pho, I got the number 5, which was basically a tempura taco springroll with shrimp and steak, aka deliciously perfect, and the number 16, which was essentially the same thing over noodles instead of inside a tempura crepe

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.

Lost in Syndication: The Case of the Hatoyama Essay

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

An essay published by Yukio Hatoyama, the soon-to-be prime minister of Japan, has caused a big stir abroad, which in turn caused a bigger stir back in Japan.

Getting Over My Fear Of Pink

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeana Lee Tahnk

When it came to the birth of my own daughter, the overabundance of all things pink made me realize that I had to face my aversion head on, otherwise, she would have nothing to wear.