Ginae B. McDonald

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Life as a Prayer: Devotions to Inspire, Invitations to Be Still. Hope Lyda

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars<p>We were attracted to this second-time published piece simply because of the title. Prayer just happens to coincide with …

Social Media Just for Writers: How to Build Your Online Platform and Find and Engage with Your Readers

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars<p><i>Social Media Just for Writers</i> is a beginner's book for those who are wanting to know more about social media. It's just the …

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison. Shaka Senghor

<i>Writing My Wrongs</i> is just, straight up a good read. Normally, we would not endeavor a book such as this. They can be verbose and this one was, at …

The Book That Gets Better with Age: Observations Through the Looking Glass of Aging

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars<p>Normally, when we think of those who are aging, we think of endless complaining, as is the focus of many a comedic sitcom. We …

Martketing: The Heart and the Brain of Branding. Javier Sanchez Lamelas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars<p>This is truly one of the most incredible marketing books that we have perused in a very long time. Lamelas knows what he is …

Little Kids and Their Big Dogs. Andy Seliverstoff

Seriously. We could have just taken the shots, <i>everybody go home</i> and the book would have been great. Some schmo out in the middle of a rural heck-hole …

How the Horror Genre TRULY Began: By Opening a Book

Remember that film THE NEVERENDING STORY? Bet you never realized that it was, in fact, based on -- yes, you guessed it -- a <i>book</i>. A tremendous</i> …

Horror

10 Best Photos of 2016

BY TIME’S PHOTO DEPARTMENT<p>2016 has been a year like no other. From the U.S. campaign trail to the refugee crisis and the Olympics, the news has kept …

Baton Rouge

​beyond beautiful: phyllis posnick on the art of the perfect fashion image

Stoppers - titled for her work’s ability to stop a reader dead in their tracks - is the ultimate compendium of Phyllis Posnick’s 30 years at American Vogue.<p>There once was a young girl from Long Island who leafed through the pages of <i>Vogue...</i> and fell in love with the glamour, mystique and decadence …

Mind-blowing Croatian sunset is serious Instagram goals

The weather gods have decided to throw a party in Zagreb.<p>The Croatian capital is not normally known for beautiful sunsets — those honors usually go …

Zagreb

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Add Impact and Drama to Your Landscape Photos with These Easy Composition Techniques (VIDEO)

Marcus McAdam is a professional landscape photographer from one of the world’s most picturesque locations—Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which offers …

17 Winning Photos From National Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Missing Planet Earth 2 already? This will help.<p>Featuring three categories: Animal Portraits, Landscape, Action, and Environmental Issues, the <i>National Geographic</i> Nature Photographer of the Year covers some of the most incredible images from around the world.<p>Scroll through the gallery to see a …

American Dreamscapes – Book Review by David Cobb

<b>American Dreamscapes</b><b> – Book Review</b><b>By David Cobb</b><b></b> American Dreamscapes Stolen Car II<b>I’ve been friends with Christian Heeb for a number of years. An</b> …

Book Review: Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity

By the mid-2000s, following social unrest and political upheaval in France, and culminating with the emergence of the “torture-porn” horror subgenre …

Nonfiction Book Review: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. Norton, $28.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-393-25459-4

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds<p>Michael Lewis. Norton, $28.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-393-25459-4<p>Lewis (Flash Boys) deftly explores …

Books

Children's Book Review: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng. Dial, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-399-18637-0

See You in the Cosmos<p>Jack Cheng. Dial, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-399-18637-0<p>Alex Petroski, the idiosyncratic 11-year-old narrator of Cheng’s poignant …

BOOK REVIEW: 'Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay'

David Alderson’s new book, "Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay," is concerned with analyzing processes of assimilation and resistance, countercultures and subcultures as well as the historical and political contexts in which they have developed. Alderson’s book is …

Subculture

Book Review: The Good Occupation

<b>The Good Occupation:</b><b>American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace</b>by Susan L. CarruthersHarvard University Press, 2016The cover of the US edition of …

Book Review: A Theory Of Accumulation And Secular Stagnation

<i>Reviewed by</i> <i>Todd Wenning, CFA</i><p>Open up the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> or the <i>Financial Times,</i> and you will likely read at least one story addressing the …

Economics

Book Review – Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

I appreciate books that provide an easy-to-remember, visual framework for the key points. <i>Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second …