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How Quitting Often Helped Me Realize My Greatest Dream

Writing my first book was easy.<p>It all started with a dream. The key is not to just pursue any dream, but to stay alert about what comes natural to you. You are more likely to realize a dream that is aligned with your natural talents.<p><b>How did I discover that my greatest dream was writing a book? How</b> …

Kizumonogatari Isn’t Your Average Vampire Tale

Your Complete Winter 2016 Anime Guide

12 comics and books that could be coming to the screen soon

The world of film optioning is exciting and depressing at the same time. On one hand, when filmmakers grab the adaptation rights to books and comics, it's great news for the authors, who get more money and a potentially higher profile. It's great news for readers, who get to imagine what a film …

Dogs

Super Shadows Art Series Features Kids’ Inner Superheroes

What coffee, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs do to your brain

There are plenty of substances out there that mess with your head. Some are legal, and some aren’t. Some are dangerous, and some are helpful. Some …

‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind: Chuck Palahniuk on God, Men Vs. Women, and ‘Fight Club 2’

The acclaimed author of Fight Club and Choke opens up about his new comic book Fight Club 2 and short story Expedition—a prequel to the original …

Occupy Movement

This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone's excited

I wrote an entire paen to the <i>Silent Hill</i> series after the sad news that the series' next game was cancelled. Horror video games have definitely lost …

Every Ridiculous Line Of Dialogue From The New ‘Point Break’ Trailer, Ranked

The first trailer for the new extreme sports <i>Point Break</i> BASE jumped into our lives last night. It’s… uh, it’s definitely something. Based only on the 150-ish seconds in the clip above, there appears to be a clear path from the original to this one, and that path runs straight through Vin Diesel.</i> …

Jim Cramer

My Grandfather Was a Gun-Running Psychopath Who Hung with William S. Burroughs

Paul Lund was a serial womanizer, a career criminal, and a friend of the Beats. He was also, as I recently found out, the father my mom never met.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Josephine, my mother, is not a sociopath. She just has tendencies. At 69, her capacity for violence has …

Literature

Why writing is like flossing

<b>3. Slowly increase the habit to a realistic level</b><p>Let’s say your goal is to write for five minutes every day after eating your lunch. For the first week you just do your five minutes each day. At the end of that week you’ve written for 25 minutes. You now need to increase the time, perhaps adding …

Writing

This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Creative Writing

CAP vs. IRON MAN Round 2 In New CIVIL WAR

Credit: Marvel Comics<p>Marvel’s <b>Civil War</b> may have ended in 2006, but on <b>Secret Wars</b>' Battleworld, the fight continues on. On July 8, a new <b>Civil War</b> …

This Week’s Comics Of Note, Ranked, For May 20

We’ve got everything from lighthearted mystery to Mad Max this week… so who took No. 1 in our estimation?<p><b>1. Bloodshot Reborn #2</b><p>Jeff Lemire gets grim and darkly funny in his spin on Valiant’s anti-hero. Bloodshot has lost his nanites and is just a normal guy, now. A normal guy who sees a cartoon …

Graphic Novels