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Manuscript Critiques: Writers Raise Money for Long Term Caregivers

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

In the case of this CAREGIFTED fundraising initiative, writers--from world-renowned to beginners--are providing that help as writers bid on manuscript critiques provided by celebrated authors.

How To Avoid The Writing Critique From Hell

| Posted 11.12.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: You’ve been burning the midnight oil, feverishly writing and rewriting. You’ve carefully weighed every word of your l...

The Big Butt Trend Is Not Empowering For Women

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Must we really celebrate big butts by deriding small ones? Does there always have to be at least one body type that's not as "good" as the others, leaving some subset of women clamoring to try to feel better about their loathsome, not-as-sexy selves?

This PROVES once again, it's not the CAMERA, it's the person behind it

Jared Polin AKA the FRO | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Jared Polin AKA the FRO

I love seeing basic gear capture solid images. It hammers home that it's the photographer not the gear, most of the time. In this case the photogra...

Critique Or Create? You Decide

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Once I knew I was not going back to Saginaw, not finding a man to marry, not going to have children, not going to collect all of the things that people told me were an important part of life, were in fact the very things in life that bring happiness, once I rejected all of these things, the real work begins.

Karen Kilgariff Live at the Bootleg

Tony Bartolone | Posted 05.03.2014 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

Karen Kilgariff is punk as fuck. In an industry of rock stars and actors constantly and consistently hiding any flaws to create a pretense of professionalism and perfection, Kilgariff takes the stage naked, highlighting her imperfections. She is a symbol of what is right about art and music and entertainment.

Why Nicholas Kristof's Latest Column Stings So Much and Why He's Right

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

Professors do need to engage more fully in public debates. We must do so in a way more hospitable to those without post-graduate degrees.

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Gravity Review: In Space, Nobody Can Hear Your One-liners

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

It really had the opportunity to transcend, and despite being a cinematic masterpiece, I'm not sure it is a film I will want to watch again once it's out of IMAX.

Cryptozoology Gets Respect While Bigfooters Behave Badly

Sharon Hill | Posted 11.10.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

Bigfoot-themed and other cryptozoology blogs and forums are typically hostile to skeptics, even moderate ones like myself.

Good Criticism and Bad Advice

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

One of the enduring fixtures of an arts education is the "critique," a group evaluation of students' work. Traditionally some posturing, passive-aggression and even unkindness can be expected during a critique, even from a teacher, and the experience can be confusing and discouraging.

The Many Faces of Judgment

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I've always believed that I am one of the least judgmental people to exist on this planet; I'd swear to it in a court of law. But alas, during a day at the beach last week with my best friends and their significant others, I saw myself in a different light.

What Is a Dramaturg?

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Several years ago I couldn't tell you what that word meant, and as I write this Microsoft Word has underlined it with a red squiggly line. Despite Word's harsh judgment, and my own former ignorance, a dramaturg is an important member of the theatrical equation, and one that is too rarely discussed.

Don't Be Too Quick to Judge Yourself

Intent | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

The negative thoughts and feelings that are inflicted upon us might also come from inside of us too. While honest self-reflection is healthy and can lead to positive change, it's also important to be kind to ourselves and remember the things we do well. 

Creativity Exercises (PHOTOS)

Peter Carroll | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Peter Carroll

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Writer's Groups: What to Do With Critique & Advice

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If you're in a writing workshop, by the time you've finished your book you've collected a notebook of criticism and compliments. Be wise with both.

"There Is a Crack in Everything; That's How the Light Gets in"

Melanie Drane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Drane

Mending is always accompanied by an element of risk. Something may function again, but differently, so that every successful re-use is accompanied by a sense of luck and relief.

The IFC Media Project

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meghan O'Hara

The goal of The IFC Media Project is to delve into the media, to look at the forces and interests that shape our news, at how it is gathered and how it is packaged.