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abigail-rieley's picture
Mar.09.2009
After a break of several weeks I'm going back to Dublin's Four Courts tomorrow to cover a murder trial for a Sunday paper.  I've been working as a court reporter for the past two years but since Christmas I've been freelancing and only covering the bigger murder trials. The case starting tomorrow...
abigail-rieley's picture
Mar.05.2009
Well I'm here peering round the door of the Red Room.  I just couldn't resist the idea of a Facebook for writers when I found the link on Twitter.  I'm writing this after a particularly hectic day but just couldn't face the emptiness of my home page here for another day.  So to introduce myself. ...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Mar.05.2009
When I'm not writing crime novels, this is what I have to put up with By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPostPublished: March 4, 2009 15:25 ET RAMALLAH — The further back you are in a motorcade, the more bemused the expression on the faces of the pedestrians watching you speed by. When I passed them, the...
sunny-singh's picture
Feb.28.2009
Last year, well before the now-ubiquitously adored Slumdog Millionaire was released, I promised myself that I would not add to the general hysteria. There were two reasons for it: the film promised to push every ideological and political button I have (for the record, it does!); and second, having...
richard-jerome's picture
Feb.26.2009
Today I learned that one of my last articles for PEOPLE magazine, "An African Boy's Healing Year," was named best general interest feature at the 2009 New York Association of Black Journalists Awards. I share it with reporter Alexandra Fleming and photographer David Butow. I thank my...
julia-stein's picture
Feb.16.2009
If one wanted to look at 1930s culture, a good way to start would be to watch two films: 1. Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock  is a fun account of  the government's  failed attempt to censor Mark Blitzstein's musical- everybody shows up in the film from Diego Rivera to Orson Wells to Rockerfeller...
james-buchanan's picture
Feb.06.2009
Current debates regarding journalistic bias ignore the larger issue: the extraordinary degree of incompetency, lack of knowledge, and carelessness of many journalists. I loved being a journalist. I worked covering politics in all of its forms--local, state and national--and one of the things I...
david-m-spero's picture
Jan.22.2009
Is the recession / depression getting to you yet? Money problems certainly have me reconsidering my career path.  My 401 K lost 50%, and it wasn't much to start with.  Seems like magazines are growing less enthusiastic about taking a chance on a new freelancer, even one as wonderful as me. ...
june-casagrande's picture
Dec.15.2008
Which is more interesting? 1. In Niger, nomads with battered Soviet-era weapons are fighting the army to control the uranium under the soil.— or —2. Israel is moving to “shore up” pensions. Another pair: 1. Radicals are protesting at the university of Athens in the wake of a 15-year-old being shot...
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.03.2008
Yesterday I received a comment on my blog post titled "Am I Truly a Writer if I don't Keep a Journal" (or something to that affect) with the person saying they have the same trouble that I do and sort of adds the caveat that life is so busy actually being a writer that getting into yet...