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Steven Shehori

Technology Has Turned Us Into a Nation of Writers

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Steven Shehori

Pretty much everyone is doing a whole lotta writing. Every single day. A small percentage of their work is brilliant. Some is good. And a whole lot is utter crap. But it's writing nonetheless, and we have technology, of all things, to thank

5 Beloved Hollywood Movies With Silly Endings

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Just because a film is great, adored, or heck, even a combination both, it doesn't mean those final minutes of the final reel are gonna tie things up the way we'd like.

Looks Like School Forgot To Teach Us How To Remember

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Steven Shehori

In the 21st century, there must be some compelling new learning and retention methods at our disposal. Ones that can be slowly introduced at the state and federal level. Honestly, how exciting -- and beneficial -- would this be for our upcoming generations of students? Short answer: very.

5 Reasons 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Is One Of The Greatest Movies In The History Of Ever

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

O Brother, Where Are Thou? hit theatres 15 years ago, on December 22, 2000. And to this day it remains my favorite film. O Brother transcends age, tastes, and even sociopolitical leanings.

10 Seriously Vague And Misleading Movie Posters

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Okay, you see the above image? It's a poster of an elephant. And with it, you know exactly what you're getting: an elephant. No surprises, so everyone's happy. Movie marketing doesn't always work this way.

The Top 3 U.S. Cities (For Me) to Live In

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Steven Shehori

I moved to the U.S. from Toronto, Canada a bit over two years ago. As someone who bounces back and forth between entertainment journalism and TV writing, there were really only two options I could consider, residence-wise.

Wedding Tips From a Never-Married Fellow

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weddings
Steven Shehori

Why take wedding advice from somebody like me? The answer is simple: I've been to weddings. Loads of them. The first was in Toronto circa 1981. The most recent: a year ago in Texas.

Sorry Insects, I'm Just Not That Into You

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.19.2015 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

To all the insects out there, I say this: you guys are great and all. Really, you are. I'm sure you serve some vital function with regards to keeping our precariously-balanced ecosystem in check and blah blah blah.

5 Awesome School Movies

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Fall is now upon us, and whether we're 15 or 65 years old, it's impossible not to associate this time of year with that the pros and cons of being back in school. The pros: chilling with your friends again, showing off your sick wardrobe. The cons: well, pretty much everything else.

5 Sci-Fi Movies That Should Be Remade

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Sci-fi is possibly the most hit-or-miss genre of film. Done right, it's a thing of beauty: tingling the senses and captivating the imagination. Done wrong, it's cold, tedious, or worse: campy schlock.

Who Hurt You, Ragweed?

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Shehori

What's your deal, ragweed? That is to say, why do you have to be such a hooligan each and every September and October? Sure, the first frost of the ...

Ready Or Not, The Pillow Fight League Is Coming Back

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports
Steven Shehori

Ever heard of the Pillow Fight League? Upon hitting the sports scene back in 2006, the organization received widespread coverage from loads of media heavy-hitters.

Protect Your Data, Maintain Your Sanity

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Steven Shehori

In many ways, data loss -- especially the extreme cases -- is the modern-day equivalent of a house fire. Except here's the distinction: without the stark image of a charred, demolished structure, the empathy you'll receive from others will be at best subdued and at worst non-existent.

Hey Ding Dongs: Why Aren't You Watching 'Halt And Catch Fire'?

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

"Halt and Catch WHAT?" I hear you ask. Yeah, don't give me that. You may have never laid eyes on a single episode, but you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Hey Exercise: Why You Gotta Be That Way?

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Shehori

It seems that for any exercise regimen to 'take,' our outlook needs a hearty shift. We have to begin viewing happiness as a long-term prospect, and not something desperately needed right this second. No easy feat, but here's the good news: there's zero heavy lifting involved in adjusting our attitudes. So hey, that's something, right?

Some Sage Words About User Experience Management

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.16.2015 | Technology
Steven Shehori

Whether it's product packages, hosting services, or strategic guidance, find a platform that's got your back. Especially since your needs will change as your project grows over time.

Scott Walker's Great Wall Of Canada

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Steven Shehori

Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Governor recently raised eyebrows on NBC's Meet the Press by one-upping rival Donald Trump's plan to build a wall across the U.S/Mexico border. How? By suggesting a similar wall be constructed up north, thereby turning America into the world's largest gated community.

5 Fantastic Hacker Flicks

Steven Shehori | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except in rare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it's a whole 'nother ballgame.

I Binge-Watched 9 Seasons of 'Seinfeld' to Find TV's Funniest Joke

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

If Seinfeld is TV's funniest sitcom, what in turn is the funniest joke from TV's funniest sitcom? And would this joke then, by sheer elimination, be the funniest line ever uttered in a situation comedy?

6 Epic Autocorrect Failures

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.19.2014 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

If you're a smartphone or tablet user, you're aware autocorrect is designed to save time by automatically fixing your spelling and typing errors. You're also aware things can go a little awry on occasion.

An Open Letter to the Damon Lindelof Haters

Steven Shehori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Damon Lindelof and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had an identical agenda while wrapping up their respective series: avoid an X-Files-style ending at all costs.

A Conversation With Legendary Director David Cronenberg

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

David Cronenberg's latest film is Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti: a cautionary tale of 21st-century capitalism, excess, violence, and spiritual lethargy.

A First Look at the New Dandy Warhols Video "Alternative Power to the People"

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

It's a blistering sensory assault with a rather unique conceit: old-school record scratching serving as a de facto vocal melody.

The Off-Topic Interview: Paul Giamatti

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti has been dubbed "The World's Best Character Actor" by Time Magazine. I recently caught up with Paul to discuss his preparation for the role he plays in the upcoming film Cospomolis.

Steven Replies To Spam, Vol. 1 -- Conversations With My Assassin

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

As I'm sure you're aware, 65 percent of small assassin-based businesses fail in their first year, primarily due to minimal emphasis placed on customer (and in my case, victim) satisfaction.