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Call Me What You Like; They Call Me 'Mom'

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

Most of those moments depart as swiftly as they arrive because we can't find a sock, or a school form needs to be signed while a reading level book gets sounded out.

Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.24.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wifi: Confessions of A Retired Cyber Slut

Danielle Sinay | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Danielle Sinay

I was asked to share what I'm working on and I don't really remember what I said. I know I discussed my boyfriend, and ex-boyfriends, then in an attempt to redeem myself for the word vomit made fun of myself by introducing my "writing vibe" as "chill slut."

Women in Business Q&A: Kate White

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on work a...

Langston Hughes' 113th Birthday Honored Through Cool Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Google on Sunday celebrated what would have been the 113th birthday of famed African-American poet and social activist Langston Hughes through a power...

Not Without My Father: One Woman's Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

It can be difficult to find a writer with a fresh voice that draws the reader in and inspires a genuine feeling of pleasure from the act of reading. In Andra Watkins' second book, Not Without My Father: One Woman's Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace the reader will not be disappointed.

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

First-Time Novelist Tackles Guns and Corruption

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Tamar Abrams

The novel A Spy Came Home by H.N. Wake is a typical thriller, loaded with suspense, some violence, taut pacing. But it is unique in many ways: Written...

Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Gordy Grundy

Publishing a book is a wild tangle of creative, legal and business decisions. Many things are ideal to DIY; heart surgery, nuclear fusion and self-publishing are not among them.

Lights Go on Part XXV: Serve Others

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I want to share a process with you. I enjoy writing about ideas that have stuck to my ribs like a steak. These past few months have been a whirlwin...

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the water, saving the drops on her tongue for a rainy day.

When Your Intuition Is Right

Jane Green | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Jane Green

The wonderful thing about being a writer is that everything that happens is grist to the mill.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.

The Purge Isn't Just a Movie When You're Unarmed and Black

Christopher Norris | Posted 10.26.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

For the majority of unarmed black folks who everyday fear for their lives, despite them doing nothing wrong, my advice to you is stop leaving the house unarmed. Arm yourself with knowledge of the system, civics and politics

Rashard Mendenhall Opens Up About Life After Football

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

It's amazing what a lack of sleep will do to a person. I don't know about you, but no sleep for me equals psychopath. Well, psychopath is a bit strong of a word. I'll go with lunatic.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

Can I Just Be a Writer, Please?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I wrote a book. It's always been my dream to write a book (like 81 percent of all Americans). Growing up, the kind of stories that I would cook up wer...

Black Philadelphians and Their Ungodly Fear of Police

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

To hell with political correctness, it's time to talk about the black elephant in the room.

My Friend Thinks I Don't Work Because I'm a Writer

Mary Novaria | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Novaria

No, I don't punch a time clock, work on the assembly line or have a corner office. I may have the flexibility to run you to the airport, take my mother to the doctor, or babysit my sister's kid, but it's not because I don't work.

Why Philadelphia Is Ground Zero for Problems and Opportunity

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

From its cash-strapped school district and embattled police department, to its eye-popping poverty and unemployment rates, Philly presents real challenges and opportunities for those bold active citizens who dare to engage and transform the system.

How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."