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In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

Talking Photographs with Yanidel

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Often when photographers present themselves (or their work) online, they do so with a flurry of images - they want to show every photograph they've ev...

Music Turns Me on: A Conversation With the Hot Band Dopapod

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Listening to music is one way I thrive in this world and Dopapod songs find their way on to my playlists daily.

4 New Ways to Answer the Weakness Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The truth is that there is no one response, however there are thoughtful ways to discuss both strengths and weaknesses that are different from the typical generic answers many employers view as a cop-out.

Chelsea Sexton Explains Why Getting Butts in Electric Cars Is Top Priority

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

An employee of GM, Sexton was part of the L.A. team tasked with leasing the first commercial electric vehicle: the EV1. When GM decided to recall the car, she became a vocal opponent of the recall, but that didn't stop the company crushing the majority of the fleet.

Interview: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Craig Johnson on The Skeleton Twins

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The family drama stars Wiig and Hader as titular twins Maggie and Milo, reunited in adulthood due to extenuating circumstances and forced to deal with the repercussions of two lifetimes of questionable choices.

Here's How the Pebble Smartwatch Became the Most Funded Project in Kickstarter History

Michael Price | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

The success of Pebble was no doubt ground-breaking. The Kickstarter project launched by founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky built a brand for Pebble's smartwatches and helped to further spread Kickstarter to the masses.

Hamilton Leithauser Chats Post-Walkmen Black Hours

JustLuxe | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
JustLuxe

Black Hours was a risky move for Leithauser since it meant he was stepping out on his own without The Walkmen name for instant recognition -- more often than not, his distinct voice is recognized before his name is.

Best of Venice: Talking Melbourne With Payman Maadi and Nima Javidi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Don't come to Melbourne expecting over-the-top displays to deal with the tragedy at hand. The film is perfect for those of us who recognize that most of life, even in moments of drama, is lived in shades of grey, not black and white.

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."

15 Minutes With Slash

Jon Steely | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

I don't know what you'd expect Slash to be like in conversation, but here's the lowdown: He is clear, sweet, smart, articulate, a little playful and, yes, extremely cool. I decide to go back to the roots, and ask Slash what first inspired him to make music.

Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with H...

7 Reasons Job Interviews Suck As You Grow Older

Donna Highfill | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

There is one topic very few baby boomer women really discuss, and that is the utter despair felt when looking for work. Maybe we've recently left a job, or have been downsized, or are finally in a place to do what we have always wanted to do. It seems like an exciting time, until our first interview experience. For many of us, it has been years since we've had to interview.

They Are Not Men! They Are Devo!

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Devo has always been and continue to be revolutionary. Take a listen to any modern pop song on the radio these days and you will hear a Devo influence.

Eden Baylee Is a Stranger at Sunset

Loren Kleinman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I set out to write full-time, I started with erotica as it was a genre I knew well. I've been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever. I wanted to challenge myself by writing a novel.

Interview: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liana Liberato, and Gayle Forman on If I Stay

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

As part of the current Hollywood vogue of adapting popular young adult novels to the silver screen, If I Stay is one of the more effective entries in the genre.

Q&A: Ted Allen From Chopped Talks In-Flight Magazines, Mexico, and Airport Food

Shermans Travel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

As the star of Food Network's Chopped, and former judge on Bravo's Top Chef, Ted Allen can eat. And eat. And eat. But when he's not eating, or jamming out to David Bowie, he's traveling

Fun Read: How to Work With An Accountant

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

To learn how to make the most out of this relationship, Fundastic interviewed Celina Lam, a CPA with three decades of experience working with small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the Q&A.

Anticipatory Anxiety Sucks

Maria Senise | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

To my unpleasant surprise, I was told that I have to interview to substitute teach in the school district I've been working for the past five years. I...

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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.

Arika Kane on Music and True Artistry

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

If you've watched Hollywood Exes, you've heard her powerful vocals perform the VH1 series' theme song. This is someone that you need to know about if you don't already - her name is Arika Kane.

Meshell Ndegeocello, a Master of Her Craft and Destiny

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

Whether it's publically acknowledged or not, Meshell Ndegeocello's sound is everywhere.

5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

Katie Donovan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

Did school teach you the skill for the job and the career center teach you how to get the first job? Yup, but most likely no one taught you about all the things that can happen in the first job. Here are five tips to help negotiate the early part of your career and beyond.

Find Your Joy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've taken this leap of faith and put myself out there publicly with my honest words, and I simply need to keep moving forward on this path. It's hard not to dwell on negative stuff that's happened though; when you have anxiety, you tend to dwell on the past and worry about the future instead of living in the moment.

Tariq Nasheed on the Current State of Affairs in the Black Community

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, directed and produced by author and documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, explores racism in a way it previously hasn't been explored.