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Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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."

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

37: A Final Promise

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

"37: A Final Promise" is an incredible love story based on actual events that is about euthanasia, ALS and suicide. Joe Leydon of Variety calls this film "an old fashioned tearjerker set to a goth rock-soundtrack."

The Power to Bid by Title: How One Independent Bookstore Is Innovating This Centuries-Old Model

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.04.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.

'The Four Agreements' in Corporate America

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Angel Ruiz, M.D. has been an important spiritual tool in my life since its publication in 1997.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Your Work Needs Both Cake and Icing

Paul Jarvis | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Marketing is icing. If there's not a cake underneath, it'd be pretty hard for it stand up in the shape of a cake by itself. We can't just focus on making icing. We need to also make the cake.

VidCon 2014- The Year Big Networks And Brands Said Yes To YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.01.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and Maker Studios co-founder Shay Carl has been to VidCon every year, but 2014 has definitely been the game changer for him and his com...

I Wrote an Amazon Bestseller in a Week

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I wrote a book last week. I've never written a book before but so what? They're just words on a computer screen, right? I've written stuff before -- ...

Fake Your Way Through Adulthood With YouTube Star Grace Helbig

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

Between launching her YouTube channel (ItsGrace), starring in her first movie (Camp Takota) and coming out with a book (Grace's Guide), this has bee...

My Drunk Kitchen Star Brings Comedy To New Self Help Parody Book

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

My Drunk Kitchen star, Hannah Hart joined us live at VidCon 2014 to chat about engaging her community off of YouTube. Her new book, "My Drunk Kitch...

Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's bestselling Young-Adult book-turned-movie, would not want you to cry, but rather to celebrate friendship and life. Esther's greatest wish, granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to meet her online friends face-to-face.

Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

By the Book in Telluride: Presenting 40 Years of Festivation

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival this week is celebrating its 41st year of roots music in the picture-perfect setting among the San Juan Mountain peaks in southwest Colorado. It's a shame if you haven't experienced it at least once.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Graphic Design

Anne M. Strick | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

Graphic Designers are responsible for any print or facsimile of print that is needed. And often, as in the Civil War period film The Conspirator, research is necessary to determine and accurately reproduce the era's print and cursive styles.

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.

"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

How Do We Define Our Times? We Are All Gen F

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

My scribbled notes read, "We are now one, whether you like it or not. We are all Generation F." I needed to find an angle or a summary. How do we defi...

The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Relationship With Healthy Food

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Healthy eating need not be confusing, nor should it require rules, restrictions, or sacrifices in flavor. In fact, we are all biologically hardwired to crave healthy, whole foods. All we need to do is restore ourselves back to what comes naturally.

It's Time to 'Rethink Food'

Michelle Weiss | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Michelle Weiss

There have been several books that encourage a plant-based diet, but the recently released Rethink Food is changing the landscape. Co-authors Shushana...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 19

Digital Book World | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This book jumped 14 spots since last week to take the topmost one.

Improving the Odds for America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Transportation

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Transportation Coordinator do on a movie? "A lot of things. A lot", says JIM THORNSBERRY, who estimates he's done "at least fifty" movies...