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Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I salute every single famous person out there! I could not imagine dealing with the chaos of makeup, mic's, rehearsing lines, reading small screens and all the other HARD WORK that comes with making a BIG name for fans and money gain!

A Peek Inside the Writing of Paul Beckman

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Paul Beckman's stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries.

Interview: Writer/Director James Vanderbilt On Truth

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The film stars Cate Blanchett as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes (upon whose memoir the script is based), and movie legend Robert Redford as news legend Rather, and it's imminently watchable thanks to the investigative format and the sterling cast that's been assembled.

Crash and Million Dollar Baby Screenwriter Robert Moresco Talks Hollywood, Screenwriting, and the Academy Award Experience

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Mark Lukach Talks About Writing as a Support System

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Mark Lukach is a writer and teacher who lives in Martinez, CA with his wife, son, and bulldog. He has been published in The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and The Atlantic Monthly, among others, and is publishing a memoir with Harper Wave in spring of 2017.

Interview: Director Danny Boyle on Steve Jobs

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The latest attempt to peel away the layers of the enigmatic Jobs comes via Steve Jobs, a new film from a veritable varsity team of cinematic heavy-hitters: Michael Fassbender playing the title role, a script by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, and direction by Danny Boyle.

Interview: Film Historian Robert A. Harris on Restoring My Fair Lady

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In the five decades since its release, director George Cukor's seminal musical My Fair Lady has lost none of its enduring allure and appeal. The 1964 ...

3 of the Worst Mistakes Seen by a Recruiter

Quora | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

I love working at tech companies. You see some of the most ridiculously awesome things that would never fly in say higher education or investment banking. I cannot ever imagine working outside of tech. It is the best and I feel like a better and more well rounded person for what I've witnessed.

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

The Accidental Interrogation: Pinning Down Nikki Nelson-Hicks Part I

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

I have always enjoyed the company of people who are funny, intelligent, and a bit perverted. My favorite whack-job writer, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, is a rock star in all three of those demographics.

The Accidental Interrogation: Pinning Down Nikki Nelson-Hicks Part 2

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Nikki is an acerbic, sarcastic, hair-exploding, dart throwing contrarian - all of which shines through in the maniacal humor and power of her writing. In her day job as a cubical goddess, she plays with plastic dinosaurs on her desk while thwarting customer service terrorists.

My Real Job

William Kenower | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Every time I think I know what kind of a story an idea will turn into before I write it, I am wrong. I never really know what a story will be until I meet it on the blank page.

Why Gratitude Is Good for You

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

If you've been anywhere near social media in the last few years, you'll know that gratitude is good for. You might even have seen quotes like this: ...

How to Handle a Bad Media Interview

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

When business owners are able to strike an interview with a media outlet, it is usually an exciting venture that promises a great deal of much-needed publicity. However, not all media interviews go as smoothly as we all want.

Hold the Dark: An Interview With William Giraldi

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Wolves are our most mythologized animals. We've made monsters of them but they're intensely dignified, intensely talented, master predators. Our ancestors learned much from watching their packs, and we recognized ourselves in those packs."

Leave the C.V. Behind: Hire for These 6 Traits Instead

Alex Budak | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

It may be scary to leave the tradition of resumes and C.V.s behind. But once you do -- and instead focus on these six characteristics -- you'll start hiring the right type of people. And more importantly your team won't just look good on paper -- it will be great in real life.

Brian Keene Talks About Stephen King, Ghoul and Why Horror Matters

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Keene has written over 40 books, including 2003's The Rising, which is often credited with inspiring pop culture's zombie craze. His public speaking engagements have taken him everywhere from college campuses to inside the headquarters of the CIA.

INTERVIEW: Joel Edgerton Gives The Gift

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For more than a decade, Joel Edgerton has been one of the most magnetic personalities onscreen with appearances in Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior, The Great Gatbsy, and more. Now the busy actor has added "director" and "writer" to his considerable resume with this weekend's release of The Gift.

INTERVIEW: Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez on The Stanford Prison Experiment

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

When it comes to research into human behavior in groups, one of the most notable, foundational studies is the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. While it was scheduled to last longer, the experiment was cut short after six days when the guards began to abuse the prisoners.

Joshua Braff Talks About the Daddy Diaries, Flannery O' Connor, and Filmmaking

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Joshua Braff is the author of The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green and Peep Show. He lives in California with his wife and two kids.

INTERVIEW: Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher on Mr. Holmes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I absolutely adored this movie, and was very lucky to be able to pick the writer's mind about the movie, the character, and Sherlock Holmes' literary and cinematic lineage.

John Amen Talks Poetry vs. Prose

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

John Amen is the author of five collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris), and, most recently, strange theater.

INTERVIEW: Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, And The 'Trainwreck' Comedy Tour

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I had the opportunity to talk to this amazing cross-section of modern comedy on their swing through San Francisco, and what follows are edited highlights from several roundtable discussions.

Why Necole Bitchie Walked Away At The Height of Her Blogging Career

Saba Tekle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

Thursday, July 2, 2015, Necole Kane (famously known as Necole Bitchie) shocked her fans and followers with a "farewell" post on her popular blog. I, as many other fans, questioned her departure.

6 Questions Great Leaders Should Ask at Every Interview

Kenny Kline | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Hiring and firing decisions are critical to a company's reputation and success. (Just ask anyone at reddit HQ right now.) Whether you're on-boarding a rockstar or giving someone the boot, it all traces back to the initial interview.