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Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions (Summer 2016)

<b>Book Smugglers Publishing</b> is currently open for submissions for short stories to be published <b>between June and August 2016</b>.<b>General information and</b> …

Creative Writing

TRU SPORTS TALK EPISODE 1

Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play James Bond? Get with the times

Idris Elba’s chances of being cast as the first black screen Bond took a hit this week when the author Anthony Horowitz claimed the star of Luther and The Wire was “too street” to be Britain’s favourite spy.<p>Hackney-born Elba, 42, has been one of the frontrunners to play 007 since leaked Sony emails …

James Bond

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

How Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Could Change the Movie Business

Idris Elba nearly plunged to his death filming Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” The indie drama, about an African tyrant known as “the …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Writing

Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

10 Best Novels by Poets

<i>Poet and novelist Naja Marie Aidt's latest is the novel</i> Rock, Paper, Scissors<i>, an engrossing and sharp-edged look at a collapsing family that also</i> …

I, Racist

<i>What follows is the text of a "sermon" that I gave as a "congregational reflection" to an all White audience at the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, June 28th. The sermon was begun with a reading of The Good Samaritan story, and this wonderful quote from Chimamanda Ngozi</i> …

Beloved Poet Nikki Giovanni on Love, Friendship, and Loneliness

“Some people forget that love is tucking you in and kissing you ‘Good night’ no matter how young or old you are.”<p>In his magnificent meditation on the nature of creativity, the late poet Mark Strand defined poetry as the art of “meaning carried to a high order,” adding: <i>“It’s not just essential</i> …

Let's retire the term 'black on black' crime, focus instead on gang culture

On January 21st, 2013, King College Prep’s marching band traveled from Chicago to Washington to perform at President Barack Obama‘s second …

Sociology

Identifying Black Urbanists

There are black urbanists. There are African-Americans who have invested their life's work toward the betterment of cities. They haven't always …

Urban Design

Why Sneaker Culture May Not Be All That It's Cracked Up to Be

There's probably no better example of how indelibly sneakers have scuffed their way from inner city playgrounds to the world of high arts than the …

Amazon Book Selling Success Tips for Business

<b>If you are ready to break into the eBook publishing arena for your business then you will want to read this article.</b>The opportunities are ripe for …

Marketing

Becoming a Publisher: A Positive Choice for Authors

The book is written, proofed, edited and re-read until you feel as if your eyeballs will bleed, you've "sent it out" and now the wait begins. If you have chosen to go the way of traditional publishing, you have either submitted through an agent where you have discovered that most agents contract …

Do You Have What It Takes? Pt.1

Think about this question carefully before attempting to answer it. Moving through the various levels of basketball competition requires more than …

A New Day

In the past, many student-athletes have opted to correct their academic situation by enrolling in multiple prep schools as a post grad student or …

Basketball Times

Today’s basketball landscape for talent is changing right before our eyes. The next basketball prodigy is currently in elementary school doing …

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