Ann Graham

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I Recipe

"Make the night before, rolls rise in the fridge overnight and bake the next morning. Easy and delicious. Enjoy!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup milk<p>1/3 cup butter<p>1 …

Japanese ~air cheesecake~ is all over Pinterest and we want to try it ASAP

We’ve found your newest cheesecake obsession that you’ll want to try ASAP. The Japanese air cheesecake is all over Pinterest and it looks …

Dessert

If You Just Keep Writing, Will You Get Better?

Photo credit: thart2009 via Visualhunt / CC BYToday’s guest post is from author Barbara Baig.<i>How do certain people become really great at what they</i> …

You Must Try This Genius 2-Ingredient Homemade Frosting

You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in this creamy, kid-approved frosting.<p>A few months ago cookbook writer, recipe developer, and mom-of-three Genevieve Ko came to our offices to share a few treats from her new cookbook <i>Better Baking</i>, a gorgeous book featuring better-for-you baked goods. My …

I Published My Debut Novel to Critical Acclaim—and Then I Promptly Went Broke

On the dark side of literary fame.<p>Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid authors came out last month. My name's not on it and it probably never will be. My name is, however, on a $786 utility bill that just arrived in the mail. Summer in Texas is expensive, even when you set the thermostat at 85 …

How to Write a Short Story with Clarity and Economy

One of the cold, hard truths of short story writing is that you only get one read. Whether your story is part of a collection, or in a magazine someone’s holding, or in the hands of someone who’s considering publishing it, you usually only get one shot per story with any one person. (Right? When …

Creative Writing

Museum of Modern Art Releases Free Online Archive of Every Exhibit Since 1929

Since the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) started its collection in 1929, thousands of worthwhile projects have made their way through its doors. Now, …

Robert Reich: Corporate tax deserters shouldn’t get the benefits of being American corporations

<b>FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday aug. 30,</b> …

Middle-class

The right’s war on college: “Starving the Beast” exposes the fight to destroy America’s great public universities

<b>Scott Walker; Rick Perry (AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Reed Saxon/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Why does college cost so much? Because the far right is trying to undermine or privatize state universities<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 9, 2016 3:24pm (UTC)<p>Anyone who attended one of Bernie Sanders’ rallies during the …

DOJ's Withering Baltimore Report Says 'What Black Folks Have Been Saying For Decades'

On Wednesday morning, the United States Department of Justice announced the result of a yearlong investigation into the Baltimore Police Department, which found that BPD habitually violates the civil rights of its residents. These violations, the Justice Department found, have an outsized effect on …

A Conversation With Jonathan Franzen

“Manhattan is just all bank branches,” said Jonathan Franzen as he walked through the living room of his home in Santa Cruz, California. When he …

7 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Editor

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Instead of relying on an editor to neaten up your writing, you can learn to be your own editor. If you have no experience editing, the best place to learn is with your own writing. Once you have an initial draft, use these …

The Power Of The Story: What Happens When Two Old Friends Come Together

On a rainy day not long ago, two old friends sat talking. I was lucky enough to overhear and then quick enough to whip out a recorder to catch what they were saying.<p>The conversation began when McCaskey asked Kotter about why he used the fable form in his newest book and it ranged widely from there …

The Forgotten Law That Put Americans in Jail for Their Beliefs

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Democrats stream gun control sit-in on Periscope after Republicans turn TV cameras off

Lawmakers used live-stream video app Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast their protest over gun control, in what TV network calls ‘a first’<p>Lawmakers turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast a sit-in protest in the House of Representatives on Wednesday after the Speaker’s office …

Documents: How a Major Company Bombards Employees With Right-Wing Propaganda

Tens of thousands of workers at America’s third-largest hardware chain are trained in more than customer service. They are trained in the …

Where to Eat and Drink After Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

After a trek across the Brooklyn Bridge, you'll want to check out these excellent bars and restaurants on both sides.<p>So you know you’re supposed to …

America’s real terror threat: Domestic extremists pose a greater danger than ISIS ever will

<b>Ammon Bundy (AP/Rick Bowmer)</b><p>Far-right groups consider anti-government violence justified, and Trump’s nomination has only emboldened them<p>David Alpher<p>June 2, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p><i>Take America back from those who have stolen it.</i><p><i>Protect America from those who want to destroy it.</i> <i><br>Restore the principles that</i> …

David Means: ‘You can’t take a story and just stretch it out – that does not a novel make’

The celebrated short story writer on getting to grips with the longer form, history as fiction and trying to capture the absurdity of Vietnam<p>A really excellent short story is a thing that refuses to be faced head on. It folds into itself, circles you back to its beginning and replays endlessly, …

British Library puts literary treasures from 20th century writers online for free

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The British Library has made over 300 literary treasures relating to 20th century writers available online for the first time, including …

The Surprising Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Writers

Tip your waitress well. She may the next great fiction writer of our times.<p>Many of the most famous authors in history started out working at …

The One Man Who Could Stop Donald Trump

For years, Curly Haugland’s command of the GOP rulebook made him a pariah. This year, he could be the establishment’s last hope to stop its nightmare nominee.<p>Curly Haugland loves the rules. The stubborn 69-year-old pool-supply magnate is North Dakota’s top Republican gadfly, its rule-mongering …

North Dakota

Republicans have turned God upside down with their so-called “religious liberty”

<b>Mike Pence (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>Republicans pulled an intellectual switcharoo with the concept of religious freedom<p>Cody Cain<p>May 8, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>God understands the concept of religious freedom.<p>Republicans, on the other hand, just don’t get it.<p>The Republican Party is seeking to enact laws all …

Donald Trump is what happens when you screw the middle class

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Dennis Van Tine)</b><p>The populist groundswell that gave Trump the nomination follows decades of policies that devastated Main Street<p>Robert Hennelly<p>May 4, 2016 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s non-endorsement of Donald Trump last week was about a lot more than resolving the 2016 …

A conversation with the world's leading authority on the English language about big data, Google ngrams, and language change

<i>Is the internet ruining the English language? Has the original meaning of "beg the question" been forever lost? Who of all the presidential candidates are closest to being standard speakers of English?</i><p><i>Perhaps the most qualified person to answer these and other questions about English usage is Bryan</i> …

How to Find a Niche Audience

When I set out to write my Splatter Elf stories, the first thought that entered my mind was, “Who in the blue hell is going to read this?” Then I …

Elizabeth Warren’s big win: The new, much-needed rule that could rein in Wall Street slime

<b>Elizabeth Warren (AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>A new Labor Department requirement is giant victory for consumer advocates over Wall Street and financial advisers<p>Andrew Burstein • Nancy Isenberg<p>April 23, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Are you in the market for some good news? While everyone is being told to follow the …