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tim-jollymore's picture
Mar.10.2014
Cosmos trying too hard.   It all makes me wonder who the audience is.  Yes, Cosmos starts with a bang, a big bang—President Obama introduces the program (it makes me wish he were promoting NASA more)—and as it rushes on, the bells and whistles never cease to ring and shrill. Big bangs...
tim-jollymore's picture
Mar.10.2014
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farzana-versey's picture
Jul.16.2013
Had Edward Snowden exposed the dirt of the Taliban, he would have been standing behind the lectern in New York at the UN hall on Friday, July 12. The contrast, and irony, is stark. A young man is hounded by the government of his country for exposing its sly mechanism, of its covert war...
ron-lavalette's picture
Jul.09.2013
The only thing he manages to get on the page is the shadow of his hand with its shadowy hold on his shadowy pen. Still, he's pretty happy because at least everything's in black and white, as it ought to be. Because he can't find the words, he he opts to spend his time and ink tracing the outline,...
karen-dionne's picture
May.01.2013
  Manuscript critiques, cocktails for 4 at Folio Literary Management's NYC offices, a scholarship to the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and more including my offering: signed books and rocks from my research trip to Chaiten Volcano!  Bidding for the Brenda Novak charity auction to benefit...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.23.2013
  April 23     Exposition     Is there a difference between being discerning and being critical?  Is it in the direction from whence I came or the destination to which I am driven?  Does performance to an audience, even if it is the one in my head, create the line...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Mar.19.2013
  Every night when I put my girls to bed, each one gets 10 minutes of uninterrupted, sister-free cuddle time with me to do with as they please. My 8-year-old likes to spend her 10 minutes telling me about her day as she sketches her endless fashion lines. At 8 years old she has more fashion...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Feb.22.2013
As an author, it's both exciting and scary to get reviews of your work. I've definitely had my share of rejections, critiques (usually the kind that sting but make me a better writer overall) and reviews, so when a great review comes along, it makes all the hard work and stress worthwhile. My sci-...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.15.2012
Would you buy a Monet or a Degas while looking through bedsheets and curtain rods? Is art not as much about living? Costco has once again started selling original works. Listed under ‘Fine Art’ in the Home and Décor section, its supplier Greg Moors has justified it with the “art for everybody”...
stephen-brayton's picture
Sep.27.2012
“Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.” Been there, done that. And let me tell you, there is no easy way to smoothly extricate yourself and still look cool. Admitting you're wrong is difficult. Admitting someone is right can be, too. This is...