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So You Want to Be an NFL Agent?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

How does an inexperienced agent or someone working for that agent get the attention of a top college football player? Cash is one sure way to get a player's attention.

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Picture Me -- Professional Models Battle In the Freakonomics Tournament

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Howard Steven Friedman

I recently chatted with director Ole Schell after previewing his latest film, Picture Me which opens this week in NY.

Agent Oversight Continues To Vex College Sports

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops suggests giving amnesty to college athletes who expose shady agents. A Florida sports agent wants national oversigh...

No Sunshine on Sunstein's Dark Spots

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Don't worry, Cass Sunstein was just playing around with his dark idea of government agents going undercover to shape political discourse. Or was he?

Teen Empowerment Creates Agents for Positive Change

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Suzette Standring

The regenerative power of youth can heal violence and kids just have to be empowered to do so. The Center for Teen Empowerment does just this -- giving kids a voice and hope for the future.

Can You Survive Being Published?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

I highly recommend reading Publish Your Nonfiction Book to any writer of nonfiction looking to get published for the first time as well as those authors preparing for a second or even third book.

A Fine Mess

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

Trade demands are a necessary tool for protecting a client's interest. To deny an agent or athlete this basic freedom will only chill free speech and encourage further erosion of player rights.

A Secret Service "Tell All" Tale

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

The latter part of this book's title, In The President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect should have been: Behind the Scenes With Agents Gossiping About Presidents They Protect.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Advice and Constraint

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

Though the NCAA's no-agent rule is supposedly designed to protect athletes, all it really safeguards is the billion-dollar industry that the organization controls.

Publishing's Winner's Curse

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

If publishers can no longer accurately guess at an audience even for formerly safe categories like adult trade nonfiction, will they continue to gamble so much money on big advances for a small number of books whose success is increasingly difficult to predict?

Dirty Dancing in Hollywood

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

Everyone has a Dirty Dancing story. This is mine. In the mid-'80s, a year out of Oxford University and a year into an investment-banking career, I decided to dance.

Writers Conference for Teens and Twenties? You bet!

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

Teens 'N Twenties Writers Conference (TNT) to be held Sept 19 in Indiana, reflects its dynamic abbreviation!

Mark Teixeira & Baseball's Fantasy World

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Mitrovich

We may achieve a new equity between players and fans, between the few who makes millions playing a game and the many who labor to survive America's economic nightmare.