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kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Oct.07.2009
Easier than telling a story in a comic. I've never written a comic, so I have no idea about this, but the word "easy" got me thinking about the "easy" process of writing a book. Everyone probably has their own way of going about writing a book, but I would bet there’s a general...
adrianne-aron's picture
Sep.24.2009
by Adrianne Aron September 23, 2009, 5:44 pm For this week's theme of Saying Good-bye, two little contributions.  One was sung this morning, 9/23/2009, at the Federal Courthouse, where the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing a case having to do with sexual abuse.  On the bench of the 9th...
joshua-nossiter's picture
Aug.31.2009
Welcome to the era of Deranged Debate, in which subjects utterly beyond the pale are treated as worthy of serious argument.Torture? Criminally barbarous at all times. An unmitigated evil under any circumstances. Contrary to every principle of civilization, and everything America stands for. And yet...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.09.2009
It looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is on the verge of appointing a criminal prosecutor to investigate waterboarding, and other illegal acts that were part of the interrogation policies put in place under the Bush administration. We've heard this for awhile now, but Holder appears to...
earl-merkel's picture
Aug.09.2009
A unique strain of  viral disease killed Iranian protesters who were being held in Kahrizak,  a prison a few miles south of Tehran-- at least, according to General Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam, the country's top police official. Symptoms of the previously unknown disease included broken bones, severe...
red-room-well-red's picture
Aug.08.2009
Here's another reason we love working at Red Room: Our jobs require reading the superb writing our community shares with us. Last Friday, for instance, one of the items on our collective to-do list here at Red Room HQ was "Read Red Room blog-topic-of-the-week entries." What a treat! We...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.06.2009
There has been no shortage of news stories about how detainees have been treated at Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib before it. Likewise, there has been a lot of talk about so-called enhanced alternative interrogation techniques like waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and even dogs have been used as a...
terence-clarke's picture
Aug.05.2009
These days political torture is being much examined in the news: its use by the recently defeated Republican Party team of George Bush, its purposes, its physical effects on those tortured, its success (or lack of same) as an investigative device. Questioning and torture, we have learned,...
katherine-yeboah's picture
Jul.14.2009
I am the featured author today (7/14/09) on the Book Rix blog! Read my interview and find out more about me, my writing process and my new mystery novel, Lucid! http://blog.bookrix.com/   You can also read the first two chapters of Lucid on Book Rix for Free!   http://www.bookrix.com/...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Jun.04.2009
I had an unexpected call from a stand-up comic today who would like some writing help in editing and honing his material. If we go ahead with it, this would be a first for me, and, as such, offers a creative challenge that I would enjoy, provided we find a comfortable mode of working together (and...