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Neil Gaiman

In Defense of Angelina Jolie and Public Intellectuals

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

When it was recently announced that Angelina Jolie is slated to each a Masters course at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the fall of 2016, the...

12 Contemporary British Novels We Can't Live Without

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Caitlin Kleinschmidt | Off the Shelf As a lifelong Anglophile, I have worshipped at the altar of Austen, Brontë, and Dickens ever since I receive...

Sci Fest L.A. Takes Theatre to New Realms

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Now in its third year, Sci-Fest L.A., the world's only science fiction theatre festival, boldly goes beyond where live theatre has gone before, and pr...

Make the Decision to Envision

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.12.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

We're in the process of selling our house right now and as anyone who has moved knows, it's that time when you have to take the story out of your home so that those shopping can envision what their lives might be like under that roof.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Breaks Up With 'Sandman' Movie

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 03.06.2016 | Entertainment

For all those who've been dreaming about Joseph Gordon-Levitt's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic book series The Sandman, it's time to wake u...

13 Thought-Provoking Books from the Moth Podcast Storytellers

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

In a heartfelt Moth story about the sometimes disparate relationship between fathers and sons, Neil Gaiman shared with an audience that his proud father had shown up to a very stressful book signing, unannounced, while Neil was signing copies of Anansi Boys, an adventurous novel about fathers and sons that blends myth, prophecy and family dysfunction.

Why Neil Gaiman Doesn't Believe In Writer's Block

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts

Every writer has been there: Staring down a blank page, struggling to write anything that feels right, cursing writer's block for impeding progress. B...

Kate Winslet and Galvin Scott Davis Create a Beautiful Daisy Chain

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Galvin Scott Davis' timeless new film, Daisy Chain, a five minute animated short narrated by Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, was born from misery and travail, and is the most stirring recent example of art communicating the subject of anti-bullying.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere Comes of Age in America

Steven Petite | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

He added roughly twelve thousand words, removed a few thousand from various points in the story, but still, when it came to the American release of the novel, Gaiman was unable to release his favorite version of the novel.

Amanda Palmer and Patreon: All The Things, All The Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

We're poised at an incredible moment in the world of art and commerce, because artists who have a robust fanbase actually do have a choice not to pimp themselves out for cars or shampoo. We're just taking baby steps so far into this new paradigm.

State Sanctioned Murder: A Good Man's Opinion

Shawn Henfling | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Shawn Henfling

We slaughter the innocent and guilty alike in the United States. As parents, we teach our children that killing is wrong then send them off to war and celebrate when an alleged criminal is put to death.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

'The Dismantling': A Conversation With Brian DeLeeuw

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.01.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter. After graduating from Princeton, he received his MFA from The New School. His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel is The Dismantling.

BookFilter: The Comma Queen, the King of Classical Music and More Great New Books

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Books
Michael Giltz

You'll find dozens of favorites out this week. You can go back week by week if you want to discover more books to read, and you can go forward week by week if you want to take a peek at what's coming out in the days and months to come.

Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett: 'He Did Something Huge and Noble'

Laura Paull | Posted 05.15.2015 | Books
Laura Paull

Pratchett was already established as a fantasy writer; with The Carpet People and the first volumes of his Discworld series, he was on his way to becoming Britain's best selling author of the 1990s. "It was like Michelangelo phoning and asking if you want to paint a ceiling together," Gaiman says.

13 Tips For Writing A Novel

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

There will be bumps. But you owe it to your characters, your audience, and most of all, yourself, to finish the story.

The Heart of the Matter: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking

Sezin Koehler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Part artist manifesto, part confessional, part feminist memoir: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help is a thoughtful treatise on the spectrum of giving and receiving help from others, in whatever shape that may take.

Neil Gaiman Can Even Make Nonsense Sound Good

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books

Neil Gaiman once said on Twitter that he was pretty sure he could recite "Jabberywocky" from memory. This week, he showed that he not only has it memo...

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

Neil Gaiman, Amanda F**king Palmer & Judy Blume Take to Red Carpet for Free Speech

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.10.2015 | Books
Rocco Staino

The National Coalition Against Censorship celebrated its 40th Anniversary of free speech advocacy at a gala event on November 3 in New York City.

The Terrifying Book Every Kid Will Love

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Sarah Jane Abbott for Off the Shelf When young Coraline's mother asks her where she has been all day, Coraline's fanciful response is, "I was kidn...

Kids Aren't Going to Learn Anything Because We Think It's Good for Them: A Conversation With Françoise Mouly {VIDEO}

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Françoise Mouly knew intuitively how important comics were to the growth and development of her own children's literacy and love of reading, and she wanted to create that experience for a bigger audience.

What These Celebrities Have To Say About Bullying May Not Be What You're Expecting

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

John Green, Nina Dobrev, Jason Mraz and other big names are banding together to take on bullying -- but what they have to say about it might be a litt...

11 Hot-Tempered Books For Hot Summer Days

Oyster Books | Posted 09.20.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

These summer reads are more spiked than sweet. Indulge in the seedier side of the season with our favorite hot-tempered page turners from Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Neil Gaiman, and more

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.