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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.

Bryan Singer Reacts to YouTube Parodies of Bryan Singer Films (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I caught up with director, writer, and producer, Bryan Singer, who is well-established in the film world, having hatched such projects as The Usual Suspects, the X-Men films, and Superman Returns.

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Do You Have 'What it Takes?'

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

It happens at least once a semester. A student writes me an impassioned note begging me to tell her whether or not she has what it takes to be a writer, imploring me to "stop her right now," if she doesn't.

I Graduated. I'm a Writer. Now What?

The Levo League | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
The Levo League

I change endings. It's what I do. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that as a kid, I couldn't get enough of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

The Happily Married Creators of The Game, Girlfriends, and Sparkle Talk Film, Family and Whitney Houston

Chie Davis | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.

Lessons From Nora

Michele Weldon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

Her risky writing liberated me, made me feel that it was alright not to aspire to be a war correspondent, but to dream of artfully capturing the life in front of me.

The Best Mailgirl Ever

The New York Times | Posted 06.28.2012 | Women

When Nora Ephron graduated from college in 1962, she applied for a job as a writer at Newsweek, was told women weren't allowed to be writers there, an...

Six, Please: Remembering Nora Ephron

Litsa Dremousis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
Litsa Dremousis

That afternoon, Julia Child mastered French cooking, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams mastered Julia Child, the ill could walk, the young could dream, all could laugh and Nora Ephron, in her inimitable way, had orchestrated the whole thing.

Goodbye Ray Bradbury, My Friend

Todd Klick | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Todd Klick

After a week's reflection on Ray's passing, gratefulness has replaced my stinging tears. The beauty of being a writer is that our thoughts -- the most intimate part of ourselves -- can live on through the ink in our printed words.

Live in the Interrogation Room with 'Rizzoli & Isles' Executive Producer Janet Tamaro

Janet Tamaro | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment
Janet Tamaro

As fans prepare to dive into a new season with their favorite Boston crime solvers, we checked in with Janet Tamaro to get her thoughts about the show she developed based on characters created by author Tess Gerritsen

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by som...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

The Writer Who Can't Be Stopped

Peter Winkler | Posted 03.28.2012 | Books
Peter Winkler

One night in 1965, I went to bed, apparently fine. The next morning, when I awoke, I was unable to walk. I was eventually diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I couldn't write. I finally found a solution -- a red plastic chopstick.

'Fight Club' Author Chuck Palahniuk Is A Secret Gardener

Adult Swim | David Moye | Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

Author Chuck Palahniuk is known for edgy novels like "Fight Club," but he doesn't spend his off-hours making soap like the characters in that esteemed...

Dark Horse Comics and Imprint Sequential Pulps Writer Teams Up With Artist Tim Burgard for New Tarzan

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.28.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

Come take a leap with me into the mind of a real-life veteran comic book man...beware you may end up in one of his novels so be nice and get yourself one of his books!

Why I Can't Write Like A White Guy

Jaswinder Bolina | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Jaswinder Bolina

My father says I should use a pseudonym. "They won't publish you if they see your name. They'll know you're not one of them. They'll know you're one of us."

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

I Found It at the Movies

Warren Adler | Posted 12.29.2011 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Pauline Kael, who reviewed movies for The New Yorker for many years, was considered by many to be the goddess of film critics. Her comments on movies were both insightful and controversial.

WATCH: Paddy Johnson, The Fiery Wit Behind Art Fag City

Crane.tv | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

'Gallery Goer Asks The Question, What Is This Shit?' - Paddy Johnson knows all about art and why sometimes it's really not that great. Born and raised...

London's Literary Salons

Crane.tv | Posted 12.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

London has long been seen as a purveyor of all that's cool - hipsters and trendsetters are constantly piled into the latest IT bar watching undergroun...

Thank You Faith Baldwin, My Beloved Mentor

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

A mentor came into my life in the person of a famous author, a woman who never knew how much her letters meant and how her kindness helped influence a life. She gave me a lasting gift.

How to Write a Song: For Writer's Block or Beginners

Ruth Gerson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

From: San Francisco Vocal Coaching's "Singing, Songwriting and Performance" Class (I've also taught it at Princeton University.) How To Write A Song,...