Denee Webster

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140 Character Stories: Tell a Story in a Tweet

Let’s write stories today.140 character stories. For Twitter.140 Character StoriesI’ve been thinking about this, and I don’t know why we can’t do …

Learn What Irony (Really) Is and How To Use It

June 27, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 2 Comments<p>We know it when we see it, but few of us can articulate what irony really is without relying on …

Making Movies 'For The Fans, Not The Critics' Is An Affront To The Fans

Storytellers dismissing critics leads to a slippery slope.<p>Hell hath no self-pity like a filmmaker with poor reviews.<p>See, for example: Alex Kurtzman, who responded to negative reception of “The Mummy” by saying, “We made a film for audiences, not critics.” Or David Ayer, the “Suicide Squad” maestro …

Rotten Tomatoes

“The majority of bookstores don’t have books that represent us,” says owner of new bookstore in city of Belo Horizonte dedicated to the work of black authors

In Belo Horizonte, Etiene Martins opened a bookstore dedicated to black authors<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b><i>: In April</i> of<i> 2015, this blog told readers that</i> …

Writing

4 books every new college grad needs to have on their shelf

After studying for several final exams and writing research papers, the last thing any college grad may want to do this summer is reach for another …

Nubian Skin Founder Reveals Unexpected Hurdle While Creating Nude Lingerie for Black Women

In an Oct. 4 <i>NBC Black</i> profile, Nubian Skin Lingerie founder Ade Hassan talks about creating products specifically addressing the lack of nude colored …

Women of Color

Hollywood's Problem With Unfeminine Girls

In Netflix’s '80s-throwback sci-fi horror series, Stranger Things, its young hero gets a girly makeover and wins the heart of a boy. For decades, masculine-looking girls in film and television have been a problem to be solved — or at worst, queer monsters to be vanquished. WARNING: Spoilers</b> …

John Oliver's right – journalism is in danger, and here's why that matters

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John Oliver

5 Problems Superheroes Would Have (Movies Don't Address)

Wouldn't it be awesome if your favorite superheroes came to life? Insurance agents would become billionaires. Spandex manufacturers could employ …

13 things that have happened since I stopped watching TV 2 years ago

Up until then, TV had always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I would always come home from school, plop down on the futon, and flip through the television channels.<p>Watching TV became a bonding activity. My brothers, mom, and I would sit around the TV and watch a show or two together every …

TV

We Need to Talk About Leslie Jones and Colorism in Our Community

A few of weeks ago, a friend tagged me in an article about how Saturday Night Live cast member and comedienne Leslie Jones hadn’t found a designer to …

Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice<p>“Sir, can you read my story?”<p>It’s a request that fills me with dread, because I know what will follow.<p>Related: Secret Teacher: Dear Nicky, I cried at the SATs …

Creativity

The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques

Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher Patrick J Jones.<p>Using …

How to Write an Epic Story Using the Hero's Journey [Infographic]

The concept of the Hero’s Journey isn’t a new one–in fact, it’s as old as storytelling. The Hero’s Journey, known in literary circles as the …

Writing

Writing A Tame Romance In the Age Of 50 Shades

I'll be the first to admit that my new romantic comedy <i>Been Searching for You</i> is about as far away from the erotica craze as you can get. It's not technically a "sweet" or "clean" novel because it does have adult language (my characters <i>are</i> adults, after all) and references to sex, but other than …

Tom Hanks

Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg Clash Over Whether Black Women Wearing Weaves is Cultural Appropriation

On Monday’s edition of <i>The View</i>, comedienne Whoopi Goldberg and attorney Sunny Hostin debate the backlash and allegations of cultural appropriation …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

The Brain

The Drawing Pad as a Fatherhood Survival Tool

To be a father nowadays means never to be finished, with anything. This has long been true, of course, for mothers, but only in the past generation has the image of the dad coming home after work, putting up his feet, and sipping a scotch turned out to be a mirage. The amount of domestic tasks that …

Fatherhood

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Creativity

Exercise triggers brain cell growth and improves memory, scientists prove

Exercising may help boost memory because it triggers a protein which boosts brain cell growth, scientists believe.<p>For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how.<p>Now …

Man Gets Entire Plane To Himself After Fellow Travelers Catch Other Flights

It’s not every day that the average traveler has an entire row of seats to take over, much less an entire plane. But one Delta passenger flying home …

Crissle Says White Women’s Children “Will Never Be Black”…And It Was Downhill From There

Shutterstock<p>Crissle has built quite a name for herself over the last few years. From her Twitter presence to her thoughts on the podcast “The Read,” …

Meet the 18-Year-Old Girl Who Has a Painting in the Met

Cliffannie Forrester is a name you'll want to remember.<p>Cliffannie Forrester has had kind of a big week. On June 14, her painting <i>"</i>Uganda" debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition <i>P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids.</i> It was just one of 89 works in the …

Art