This is the first time I am writing about Tiananmen Square. I am telling my...– 20 Years after Tiananmen Square
Time wanted to print a magazine just for me! First, I had to choose several...– Get Mine
A few readers e-mailed me after Barkley commented that Melo was the best...– Bill Simmons’ Playoff Mailbag
For YA readers (mainly girls) who want something enjoyable to read and like...– Ten Cent Notes review of Exclusively Chloe
Specialty coffees are very popular these days, attracting millions of consumers,...– Decaf Poopacino
You’re about twenty-five years old, and you’re no more than, shall we say,...– Youthquake: Mumblecore movies
Once Mischel began analyzing the results, he noticed that low delayers, the...– Don’t! The secret of self-control
Recommending movies that customers will enjoy is a complex business. The easy...– The Million Dollar Programming Prize
So, this post answers FAQs about writing and getting published. If those topics...– Kristin Cashore, FAQs on Writing & Publishing
Oh, how we whinge, we pampered parents of the West, attacked by choices,...– The Idle Parent
When fantasy author Robert Jordan died, it fell to one of his fans to finish...– The end of the Wheel of Time
Characters. How real are they? Are they likable? Are they, even more importantly, relatable? Relationships. Are they realistic, not forced? Premise. You know. How awesome is it? Plot. Self-explanatory. Voice. Probably one of the most highly subjective elements, but I have to include it because it’s also one of the most (in my opinion) important. Ending. I’ve been thinking for a while that...
When I was a kid, only a handful of other kids in my school looked like me. And, growing up in the Midwest, the numbers never rose much higher. So I was just used to going to the movies or watching TV and seeing no one who looked like me staring back. That was just how things were. Then, while still in gradeschool, “The Karate Kid, Part II” came out. I make no apologies for the rampant...
Just the other day I had a very interesting conversation about the...– On being single in China…
Perhaps for the first time ever, the White House jammed and slammed last night. Poets and playwrights, actors and musicians packed the ornate East Room, delivering cool jazz and glorious spoken-word poetry, sprinkling a bit of hip-hop and a bit of the heroic couplet. And through it all, the president and the first lady watched — and applauded. “We’re here to celebrate the power...
A five-eyed monster under the bed isn’t what worries most kids. Experts...– Top fears for today’s youth
I had no idea a female intellectual über-capitalist anarchist genius writer...– I Openly Love Ayn Rand
I really don’t see why a lot of guys get “yellow fever” and start wanting to...– Asian girls are boring
Exclusively Chloe was a wonderful story. I was unsure of it for the first half...– The Book Reader
All [Ursula K. Le Guin’s] books of this period have powerful images that...– Ursula K. Le Guin’s work still resonates with readers
Apostrophe to the Apostrophe Small floater, you stay above the fray, a wink...– by Eric Nelson
And I will also say that I don’t believe that big trade publishers don’t respect...– Never Get Laid Off with ‘Director’ in Your Title + Other Bookish Lessons from Colleen Lindsay
David’s victory over Goliath, in the Biblical account, is held to be an anomaly....– -Malcolm Gladwell, “How David Beats Goliath”
Placing women — especially celebrities — under the microscope is...– The Rise of Bodysnarking