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Tiny Stories About The Vast Universe Will Fill Your Heart With Wonder

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

The title of Joy Williams’ latest short story collection ― Ninety-Nine Stories of God ― is not just a pretty phrase. It is, like Williams’ wri...

The Dangers Of Girlhood And The Violence Of The Manson Family Collide In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

Evie Boyd had a crush on a boy, and she wanted him to notice. That he was older than her was no deterrent. Ever since he acknowledged her in a friend...

New Book Tells Dark Stories Of Sexual Awakening And Hometowns

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Energized by the stillness of domesticity, a man begins to throw his belongings into the quarry behind his home: knives and fragile china, cast away a...

Enlightenment Is Not Just Elusive, But Dangerous, In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

It might take many chapters of The Seed Collectors for readers to notice that the novel is as much fantasy as it is realism, but author Scarlett Thoma...

The Strange Beauty Of Mother-Daughter Relationships Explored In New Book

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

The first person everyone meets is her mother. Whatever else may follow, she's there from the start, and her presence, or absence, looms. It's a truth...

New Book Confronts The Problems With How We Talk About Race

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts

When an author confronts a pervasive issue in her writing, it’s often most evocative for her to employ a supernatural element: A misty fog hanging o...

A Modern 'Metamorphosis' Digs Into The Power Of Racial Identity

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

It was only a matter of time before some resourceful author used Kafka’s The Metamorphosis as the foundation for a novel explicitly about racial and...

New Book Is A 21st Century Homage To Guy De Maupassant

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

In the writerly world, “working on a novel” is almost a punchline. We’re all working on a novel, whether we’re someone who definitely should, ...

Barry Manilow Closes Farewell Tour in Brooklyn

Scott Blakeman | Posted 06.18.2016 | Entertainment
Scott Blakeman

Barry Manilow's farewell show Wednesday may have been a goodbye to huge, multi-city tours. But he gave the strong impression that his performing days were far from over. Which is music to the ears of a fellow nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn.

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

I Replace Waylon Jennings and Get Dosed With 'Dust by Hells Angels'

Binky Philips | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There are two kinds of songs that get stuck in your head... the ones that drive you crazy and the ones you just can't stop reveling in.

Office Yoga Is Good for the Company's Bottom Line

Lauren Coles | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Recently, I've seen a huge increase in companies seeking to bring yoga into the office purely for attracting and retaining new employees. Employee retention can be a huge part of a company's success.

The Bottom Line: Some Promising News for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

For western Atlantic bluefin, which use the Gulf of Mexico's waters as their only known spawning grounds, surface longlines are a serious problem.

The Bottom Line: Embracing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

Although we've made remarkable progress toward ending overfishing and restoring depleted populations, we have been missing the bigger picture by focusing on individual species -- the marine version of missing the forest for the trees.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

The Bottom Line: Food Fit for a King

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we want to maintain a vibrant and productive ecosystem, it makes sense to leave enough food in the water for other animals in the food web to consume.

The Bottom Line: Big Opportunity for Pacific Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

These species and a host of other Pacific marine predators need to eat plenty of small fish to survive and thrive. In fact, to understand the well-being of an ocean ecosystem, one of the first steps is to measure the food supply upon which other larger species depend.

The Bottom Line: Historic Moment for Menhaden

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

A historic fish faces its own pivotal moment. Menhaden numbers have plunged nearly 90 percent over the past 25 years, and the regulators responsible for their management will soon make a critical decision.

The Bottom Line: Bluefin Tuna Need You Now

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Regulations such as seasonal hook modifications and restrictions on the use of live bait have failed to sufficiently protect bluefin and other species from wasteful longline fishing.

The Bottom Line: Even Fish Need Yearly Checkups

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Any doctor would point out that this year's report wasn't a clean bill of health: Thirty six of America's most commercially and recreationally important ocean fish populations are still subject to overfishing, and 45 have been depleted to unhealthy levels.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish Do Matter

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Small fish such as sardines and anchovies don't get much love. But these little fish provide essential food for all the marine life that we like to catch, eat or watch.

The Bottom Line: Tracking Tuna in the Cloud

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

The future health of Atlantic bluefin tuna populations will be enhanced by improving the ability to track the amount of fish caught each year.

The Bottom Line: New Year's Resolution 2012: Let's Gain Weight in the Ocean

Lee Crockett | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions for Americans is to lose weight. But for the fish in America's oceans, we need to resolve to help them gain weight.

Overfishing 101: Celebrating a Good Year for Marine Conservation

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Everyone wants more fish in our oceans -- the challenge today is finding the right way to achieve that goal.

University's 'Men's Week' Raises Controversy

The Bottom Line | Posted 06.22.2011 | College

UCSB received a large dose of testosterone last week when the first Men's Week swept the campus, bringing to light issues about men that are often ove...