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Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot Writer Confirms She Will Be Gay

While the homo undertones of seminal 90s show Xena: Warrior Princess were pretty astounding...<p>...nothing was ever confirmed that said Xena (the glorious Lucy Lawless) and her companion in kick-ass, Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor), were <i>legit.</i><p>With the show's new NBC reboot on the way, its writer Javier …

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This Caterpillar Builds a Protective Hat From Old Heads

Some caterpillars defend themselves from predators using toxic chemicals, repugnant smells, or stinging hairs. Some camouflage themselves. Some mimic snakes. Some recruit ant bodyguards. Some create protective fortresses, or make warning clicks, or vomit up their guts.<p>And then there’s <i>Uraba lugens</i>, …

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California man gets 20 years for 1997 killing in Seoul

A Seoul court sentenced a California man to 20 years in prison Friday for fatally stabbing a South Korean university student at a Seoul Burger King in 1997, South Korean media reported.<p>The Seoul Central District Court's sentence for Arthur Patterson, 36, from Sunnyvale, was what prosecutors had …

10 Short Story Ideas

Most writers have too many short story ideas, not too few. However, therein lies the problem, because the more ideas you have, the harder it can be …

Some Things I Have Learned, In Two Decades Of Writing For A Living

Often it's only upon seeing photographic evidence that you realise just how long you've been working on your novel. This year marks my twentieth …

Ronda Rousey Turns the Tables on a Bully on SNL

Bullying is wrong because, as Ronda Rousey demonstrates in a new<i>SNL</i> sketch, “One in five bullies will be a victim of Mixed Martial Arts.”<p>The MMA …

What To Read While You Travel This Thanksgiving

Whether you're waiting for a train or sitting on a plane, here are some books for that reading you keep meaning to do.<p>Reading is one of those pure, true pastimes that so often gets skipped over in front of vegging out in front of the TV. As stressful as Thanksgiving can be, the travel time—and the …