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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.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran on the Meaning of Life (Part 1)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

It's a Sunday afternoon after church, I arrive at Melina's apartment to interview her grandfather Homer Lee Hawkins, who is 90 years old. Melina is a ...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran (Part 2)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

This is the continuation of the interview with Homer Lee Hawkins titled "Ageless Wisdom" You can read the first part here. "The Art of Being Alive Ser...

What Would Oprah Do? One Entrepreneur's Guide to Making the Right Business Moves

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

It's not every day you hear a male entrepreneur channel his inner Oprah Winfrey, but then again, David Ralph isn't your ordinary entrepreneur.

Become the Strongest Version of Yourself: An Interview with Strength Camp Founder Elliott Hulse

Jairek Robbins | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

This interview is going down in the books as one of our all-time favorites. Period.

INTERVIEW: Dana Nachman, Patricia Wilson and Mike Jutan on Batkid Begins

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.04.2015 | Impact
Zaki Hasan

In 2013, the family of a little boy named Miles, suffering from cancer, made a request to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He wanted to be Batman. From that simple hope of a sick child, an entire social movement was born: Batkid had begun.

This Is How You Should Answer Questions About Your Current Salary When Interviewing

Quora | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Quora

You may assume that a recruiter is just looking to match the minimum needed to get you in the door. While that might happen at sub-par companies, that should not happen at companies with fair, principled compensation.

Bestselling Indie Author Rachel Thompson Talks About Writing to Heal

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival) and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

Amye Archer Turns Weight Into Words

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Amye Archer is a writer and teacher living and working in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Wilkes University, and is a recipient of the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship.

The Only 3 True Interview Questions for Potential Board Directors

George Bradt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
George Bradt

In general, the only three true job interview questions are all about strengths, motivation and fit. The questions always apply, but the focus and answers need to be different for potential members of boards of directors.

Makeup Advice for Job Interviews

Sana Alam | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Sana Alam

The goal of this interview should be to demonstrate your competencies, qualifications and attention to detail; however, you should be prepared to look the part.

Indie Author James Mellis Talks About Truth in Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Until They Are Home is based on a true story. Can you talk about that story and why it inspired you to write the book? What was so compelling about the person in real life and how did you translate that to fiction?

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

5 Surefire Ways To Make A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.

Blue Skies With Robin Stratton

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she's Managing Editor at Boston Literary Magazine, Acquisitions Editor at Big Table Publishing, and Director of Newton Writing and Publishing Center.

How Eric Krasno Is Changing the Music Industry One Jam at a Time

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Throughout his 20 years in the music industry, Eric Krasno has never fit into any single defined role. In addition to his guitar playing in Soulive and Lettuce, both of which he helped co-found, he's established himself as an in-demand producer and songwriter.

Michael Jackson's Xscape Origins: The First Review

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Charles Thomson

Hundreds of books have been written about Michael Jackson, but this is one of the very few must-reads to have been published since his death, forgetting his much-debated private life and shedding light on the one area most people appear least informed about; his work.