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The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: The Wisdom of Anne Lamott

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

I have no idea how I found Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life that year, but I was mesmerized by it from the beginning -- like everyone says, it reads like a novel.

The Eye of Sauron Over Moscow, or, Revenge of the Orcs

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 02.10.2015 | Weird News
Eliot Borenstein

In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Dare to Be 100: Dam Nation, What Would John Gardner Say?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

What would John Gardner say about Stanford's dereliction in preserving this decrepit relic so that it can water its golf course?

Dare to Be 100: John Gardner, Uncommon American

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Every life can be measured by the friends that one makes along the way. My life is incredibly richer because of the friendship of one man, John Gardne...

Murderabilia: Creepy Souvenirs of Death for Sale

Caitlin Rother | Posted 09.28.2013 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

Ours is a free capitalist country, where people can say, sell and buy almost anything they want on the Internet. And although many find these items despicable, there must be dark souls who enjoy living vicariously through serial killers and putting a piece of them on their nightstands.

All Your Work Should Be Sand Castles

Hillary Rettig | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

Your work might be intellectually or emotionally challenging, but the act of sitting down to do it should be little harder than sitting down to build a sand castle. All your work should be play, in other words.

Why I Write About Tragedy

Caitlin Rother | Posted 09.25.2012 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

I am no stranger to tragedy or media scrutiny into my personal life, and perhaps that's partly why I'm so drawn to this genre. Maybe now people will better understand why I really write these books.

Jim Collins Shares His Mentors' Advice

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

Wisdom is perhaps the greatest gift one generation can give the other. Jim Collins, the author of best-selling "Good To Great", told CNN Money the tim...

'Quaint Little Demons' By Medusawolf

Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful/Decay) By day Alan E. Brown is a mild mannered bookstore employee in Bear, Delaware. At night he transforms himself into Medusawolf ...

The Most Famous Retold Stories In Literature | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

Besides being an accomplished pediatrician, Chris Adrian was named one of the New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40″ fiction writers last summer, and is als...

Washington and Change: Cash You Can Believe In

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act has been eviscerated by the courts and what's left of it is barely enforced by the Federal Election Commission. The same goes for various provisions of the Federal tax code.

Teen Killer Shares Prison Unit With Charles Manson

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


California To Consider Marked IDs For Sex Offenders

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — The father of a 14-year-old girl who was raped and murdered joined the latest legal offensive against registered sex offenders in Ca...

Judge: Chelsea King Investigation Records Must Be Made Public

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — A California judge has denied a request by two families to ban the release of information on the investigations into the killings of...

John Albert Gardner Pleads Guilty To Murdering Chelsea King And Amber Dubois

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — With two teary-eyed mothers looking on, convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to raping and murdering the...

Violent Parolees Go Unsupervised Under California Law

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 250 state prison inmates freed without supervised parole under a new California law were convicted of crimes cons...

The Impact of Victim's Impact Statements

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Imagine being in a room with the person who murdered your child. How would you react? What would you want to say to the killer? Every day in Americ...

Chelsea King Case: John Gardner Lived By Preschool For 16 Months

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A convicted sex offender charged with murdering a California teenager lived near a preschool for at least 16 months before ...

Mother of Amber Dubois Confronts Daughter's Suspected Killer

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The mother of Amber Dubois and the mother of John Gardner, the man suspected of killing her daughter, have a confrontation outside of the jail holding...

Chelsea King Suspect Broke Parole Multiple Times, Remained Free

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A convicted sex offender charged with murdering one California teenager and under investigation for another killing violate...

Schwarzenegger Orders Sex Offenders' Parole Records Retained

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday ordered California corrections officials to keep sex offenders' parole records indefi...

Chelsea King Suspect Investigated For Other Crimes

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — When 17-year-old Chelsea King disappeared in a park last week, authorities checked photographs of sex offenders registered in the Sa...

Missed Red Flags: Could Chelsea King's Death Have Been Avoided?

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — A convicted sex offender charged Wednesday with murdering 17-year-old Chelsea King while raping or attempting to rape her was linked...

Leadership, Strategy, and Experts. More lessons for Obama.

John O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Neil

The nation must boldly rebuild to avoid the perils of a dangerously gyrating world where yesterday's swaggering certainty is tomorrow's worn out wisdom.