Allison Witham

45 Flips | 8 Magazines | @AllisonWitham | Keep up with Allison Witham on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Allison Witham”

11 Books That Scared The Master of Horror, Stephen King, And Will Terrify You, Too

You <i>may</i> have heard of a writer named Stephen King. He wrote a few books that are kind of scary? Yeah? With more than 50 books in print, King is …

These are the best novels of the past 20 years, according to the experts

<b>From the winners of the biggest literary prizes to acclaimed books that somehow missed out, a panel of literary experts have compiled what they</b> …

25 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

1. For fruit-ophiles.<p>Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via popsugar.com<p>Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute …

Healthy Eating

Storyville: Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

This column, I’d like to talk about some of the best places to send your stories in 2015—new markets that are just getting started, newer …

Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job. Violent crime arrests plummeted.

By Emily Badger<p>, Reporter<p><i>In a year full of distressing stories — especially about race, crime and violence in urban neighborhoods — this one points to some hope. Earlier this December, we covered a summer jobs program in Chicago that appeared to lead to fewer teenage arrests for violent crime. Our</i> …

After ‘The Wire’ ended, actress Sonja Sohn couldn’t leave Baltimore’s troubled streets behind

Sonja Sohn stood in front of her audience, confident about the performance she was about to give. This wasn’t surprising, considering her history as an actress who was just coming off a five-year run as Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs on HBO’s “The Wire,” one of the most critically acclaimed shows in …

The Top 5 Publishers for New Authors

If you want to publish your creative writing, this article is for you. Especially if you dream of publishing a book. Today I am going to focus on a …

Homemade Paleo Tortilla Chips

I have never tried making my own chips at home before, at least not chips in the traditional sense. I have made sweet potato chips and apple chips, …

Salmon Florentine

Catherine de Medici was born in the Italian city of Florence – and even though she later became queen of France, her enduring love for anything …

The Ferguson Theatre Syllabus

<b>Why these plays now?</b><p>“Every 28 hours,” academic and journalist Dr. Marc Lamont Hill said in a debate on CNN, “Every 28 hours…every 28 hours, according …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

New York City

The Slow Cooker Recipes That You'll Never Want To Live Without

Winter's arrival means it's time to pull out the slow cooker. If you're rolling eyes because you think slow cookers are passé or unnecessary, we've got news for you. Slow cookers are awesome and they're never going out of style, so get on board. Crock Pot recipes are the ideal plan when it's cold …

Michaels restaurant makes way for project

Rochester developer Gus Chafoulias and the Pappas family, which has owned Michaels restaurant in downtown Rochester for generations, have reached an …

10 Things I Wish I Knew As A Beginning Writer

I’ve been writing for nearly twenty years. The writing bug bit me in tenth grade when I was given an assignment to write a short story. It was a …

The Butter Submission Manager

The Butter is closed to submissions but we thank you for considering our site a worthy home for your work.

'Rebel Music' Is The Only Thing You Need To Watch On Facebook Today

Perhaps the greatest power of documentary filmmaking is its ability to put the story of another person or an entire culture in front of people who …

'Serial' podcast producers talk storytelling, structure and if they know whodunnit

If, in recent weeks, you’ve walked up to a group at a party passionately debating whether Jay is telling the truth or overheard a headphone-wearing …

10 of the Scariest Stories We've Ever Heard

Don't even bother tightening your belts; you're about to get your pants scared off. Last week, we asked you to tell us your spookiest, freakiest, …

10 Supposedly Haunted Objects Never, Ever to Bring Into Your Home (Especially Around Halloween)

Let’s talk about haunted things.<p>And I don’t just mean houses or graveyards; ghosts definitely aren’t limited to wandering around specific locations. …

Hyperbole and a Half

Menace› Power is intoxicating. Everyone loves having the ability to make their decisions into reality — to think "this should be somethi...<p>937 …

Top 10 Art Shows This Fall

<i>Mariam Suhail, "Vase Of Flowers," 2014.</i><p>Now that the fall art season is well underway, we've picked the Top 10 global art shows to see this season.<p><b>1. Alexandre Singh, "The Chorus" Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, September 6-October 18</b><p>"The Chorus" is part of a larger, three-act theatrical project that …

Art

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

Several years ago, Stanford historian Allyson Hobbs was talking with a favorite aunt, who was also the family storyteller. Hobbs learned that she had a distant cousin whom she'd never met nor heard of.<p>Which is exactly the way the cousin wanted it.<p>Hobbs' cousin had been living as white, far away in …

A Mortician Talks Openly About Death, And Wants You To, Too

Talking about death isn't easy, but mortician Caitlin Doughty is trying to reform how we think about the deaths of loved ones — and prepare for our own.<p>"My philosophy is honesty," Doughty tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. "I think that we've been so hidden from death in this culture for such a long …

The 25 best horror films of all time: the full list

1) Psycho<p>2) Rosemary's Baby<p>3) Don't Look Now<p>4) The Wicker Man<p>5) The Shining<p>6) The Exorcist<p>7) Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror<p>8) Let the Right One In<p>9) Vampyr<p>10) Peeping Tom<p>11) The Innocents<p>12) Ring<p>13) The Haunting<p>14) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre<p>15) Dead of Night<p>16) The Cabinet of Dr Caligari<p>17) …

The truly scary politics of horror movies

We scored 74 horror films for racial and gender bias, and sexual violence. The results, in an original comic<p>Anne Elizabeth Moore • Gabrielle Gamboa<p>October 29, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>For best viewing, click each panel to expand!</i><p>Anne Elizabeth Moore<p>Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of "Unmarketable" from …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing