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On Poetry Awards: Figures and Questions

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

I write this blog to encourage discussion among poets regarding poetry awards. To do this, I will begin with showing some figures on the awards, along with some observations. Finally, I'll end by posing 10 questions.

What Is It Like to Be a United States Presidential Scholar?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to be a United States Presidential Scholar? Answer by Robert Chen, College Sophomore, Ma...

Making a List, Checking It Twice: My Emmy Wish List

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced July 10 and like a kid writing his Christmas list for Santa Claus, I have been thinking about who I most wish to see receive an Emmy nomination come Thursday morning.

Honours: Much More Than Angelina!

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary Dame (the female equivalent of a Knight) of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours this month. A lot of Americans may not know what that entails, so I thought I'd try and explain.

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

3 Ways Winning An Award Is A Win For Your Public Relations

Mitch Zlotnik | Posted 05.21.2014 | Small Business
Mitch Zlotnik

Not only is the announcement of winning newsworthy, additional story lines can come from it too -- and not just from traditional media.

In Depth and Personal With Tom Cochrane

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane is a leader in Canadian music, known and loved throughout the world for hits like "Life is a Highway", "Human Race" and "I ...

Three Reasons to Apply for Business Awards

John P. David | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
John P. David

While I don't like to see email monikers overwhelmed by such plaudits, I must admit that I'm a fan of awards. I think they make good business sense for a number of reasons, and here are my top three.

SANAA Architects win Daylight Award, Talk About Light in Architecture (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts

Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) have won the 2014 Daylight Award for the design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Laus...

The Haunted Hathaways Star Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores Jr. Receives News of 'Favorite TV Actor' KCA's Nomination

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

In a recent set visit to the Nickelodeon show, The Haunted Hathaways, I sat down with Ernie Hudson, who starred in Ghost Busters, with fellow actor, writer and producer Harold Ramis among others.

9 Clever & Delicious Best Picture Themed Oscar Dishes, 2014 Edition

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.26.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

This year the Best Picture category gave me a lot of regional things to work with.

Envelope Season

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

This is the season where awards shows give out their envelopes of excellence. I'm more concerned with another kind of envelope, the kind charities sen...

Etiquette Rules at Arts & Crafts Shows

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Arts and crafts fairs tend to have fairly similar rules, and participants can get a bit fussy about them: Everything in the booth must have been desig...

Why It's Good for Kids to Be Disappointed (Sometimes)

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

My children's rooms are overflowing with trophies. My daughter's door clinks every time you open and close it due to the countless medals hanging from the door knob. They are good athletes. Not the worst, but like me, also not the best. It's just that accolades seem to come easier these days.

The Winners of the Marrakech International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The closing awards ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival this evening was unusually emotional for me -- for after a week of running in...

Confronting the Loser Within

Candace Walsh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Candace Walsh

I was ecstatic when I found out that it had been chosen to be a finalist in two different categories. But I almost didn't go to the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards ceremony last Friday night. What was that all about?

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems go...

Most Beautiful Design of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.30.2013 | Technology
Soren Petersen

While beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder, designers' taste in beauty tends to be a bit "out there" and may not always reflect that of the gener...

Putting the Feminism in Funding

Meaghan Emery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Meaghan Emery

This year's funding application season is almost upon us, which means that my fellow students and I are getting ready for another round of talking ourselves up and finding ways to make our research sound important to people who don't know anything about it. And in a surprising* twist of fate, all my female colleagues and I have to work harder to get these than our penis-possessing** counterparts.

Lena Dunham's Red Carpet Curse

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

Sure, we've all decided on our favorite looks from the Emmy's. Some of us even had opinions before the stars set foot out of their cars. Like me with Lena Dunham. I always know she's going to look mildly disheveled. Is that fair? No. Is it true? Yes.

The Top One Percent of Gay Travel

Billy Kolber | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

Lots of travel magazines create award lists, and most of them are filled with the usual suspects: ultra-luxury hotels, big-spending destinations, and well-known Asia-based airlines. I'm particularly proud of ManAboutWorld's first Editors' Choice Awards.

Just Liking Us On Social Media? You're Doing It All Wrong

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Robert J. Rosenthal

Shame, guilt, and fear can be very effective motivators for a nonprofit, but they tend to leave a bad smell in the nose of its supporters. It's the odor of slash and burn, an indicator of a completely unsustainable message.

Duct Tape Prom Queen

Melina Bellows | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Melina Bellows

It's prom night! My date is 14,000 people and I'm wearing -- wait for it -- a duct tape ball gown. The party is a parallel universe where DJs fly through the air, glow sticks abound and the average height is 3' 6".

The Overcoming the Odds Awards: Recognizing a Different Kind of Courage

Student Advocacy | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Student Advocacy

Imagine going back daily to a place where you are a failure. There, others move forward with their achievements lauded, while your self-esteem sinks, ...

Maureen Ryan

'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Southland' Get Peabody Awards | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV

This year's Peabody Awards have been announced, and the list of winners include "Louie," "Southland," "Switched at Birth," "Girls," "This American Lif...