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T.S. Eliot's Advice to a Young Writer

Then it was four o'clock, or nearly; it was time for Eliot to conclude our interview, and take tea with his colleagues. He stood up, slowly enough to …

T.S. Eliot

Signs You're Meant to Go to Law School

Think that law school is for you? Law school is notoriously expensive, hard, and often boring. Moreover, jobs are hard to come by, not as lucrative …

The End of Law School

By Natalie Kitroeff in Bloomberg Business<p>By Jenny Che in the Huffington Post<p>By Brenda M. Seaver in the National Interest<p>By Morgen E. Peck in IEEE …

The Secrecy of Torture: What Happens When Survivors' Memories Are "Declassified"?

Among the numerous bizarre facets of the Guantánamo Bay prison saga is the classification of people’s memories as state secrets. For years, …

Uphold This Law, Not That: Why Beyond #LoveWins and FHA Ruling, All Discrimination Needs Our Attention

Having time to reflect on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings on gay marriage and the Housing Discrimination Act, it is obvious these two enormously important milestones are united by more than a shared timeline. They are bound together by a shared purpose to dismantle discrimination in all its …

Same-sex couples denied marriage licenses in Texas. Is this legal?

A gay couple in Hood County, Texas has filed a federal lawsuit against the county clerk who refused to issue them marriage licenses.<p>Joe Stapleton and …

Kansas Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages — But Not Same-Sex Tax Filings

Gov. Sam Brownback also issued an executive order on Tuesday that bans the state from taking "discriminatory action" against religious groups or clergy who refuse services based on a moral objection to same-sex marriages. [Update: On July 9, lawyers for the state said in a federal court filing that …

The Supreme Court’s death sentence on Christian culture

Many of my people have misplaced their hope. They are discouraged because they are watching the advancement of the kingdoms of this world rather than …

Jesus

Criminal Law 2.0

Alex Kozinski, a federal appellate judge on the Ninth Circuit, has just published a powerful critique of the American criminal justice system in the</i> …

Forensics

Historic Marriage Equality Ruling Generates Momentum for New Non-Discrimination Law

<i>Post submitted by former HRC Communications Campaign Director Brandon Lorenz</i><p>In the week since the historic Supreme Court decision that established …

LGBTQI

Apple seeks patents on secure mobile payments and digital music systems - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of Cupertino, CA, is a developer of consumer electronics, computer software, personal computers and online services and part …

Judge Drops Apple's $533M Fine in iTunes-Related Lawsuit, Sets New Damages Trial

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday voided $532.9 million in damages awarded to patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC in February in an iTunes-related patent lawsuit, per <i>Reuters</i>.<p>The report claims federal judge Rodney Gilstrap has set a new damages trial on September …

Judiciary

How Do You Attract the Attention of a Literary Agent?

by Writers and Artists<p>Many agents have been publishers themselves. It follows that they like to specialise (usually in the kind of books they used to …

9 Awesome Literary Maps Every Book Lover Needs To See

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff goes on sale in October.

Top 5 Tips for Submitting a Screenplay

Congratulations! You’ve completed your script and it’s ready to be submitted to companies. You’ve made sure that it’s really and truly ready for …

Blog! It may win you a book contract

In the face of rejection, blog. This is the mantra for aspiring writers in the city, given the disappointments they face while approaching …

Six Things You Need to Know about Your Reader's Brain—Before You Write Anything | FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge University Press

The next time anyone thrusts Strunk and White’s <b>The Elements of Style</b> into your hands and suggests you treat it as the Bible of writing, you may need …

Toxic masculinity is killing men: The roots of male trauma

The three most destructive words a father or mother can tell their young son? “Be a man”<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 12, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to 'be a man,'” —<i>Joe Ehrmann</i>, <i>coach</i> …

Psychology

5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important aspect of learning. Understanding something is more than repeating facts, it’s being able to <b>apply what you know in</b> …

Atlanta lawyer sues after his patent is featured in 'stupid patent of the month' blog post

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Atlanta lawyer sues after his patent is featured…<p>Media & Communications Law<p>Image from Shutterstock.<p>An Atlanta lawyer and inventor has …

Patents

100 Things the People of the United Kingdom Have Gained from the Human Rights Act

IOO THINGS WE HAVE GAINED FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT<p>18 May 2015<p>1. A better balance between the powers of the State and the rights of the individual.<p>2. …

Rights & Freedoms

Chronicling the Struggles of LGBT People Around the World

Joseph Kawesi, 31 Uganda, March 2015 Joseph Kawesi, a transgender woman, sits at home in the Ugandan capital of Kampala<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Robin Hammond<p>1 of …

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes PATENT Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (S. 1137, otherwise known as the PATENT Act) yesterday …

Lawsuits

James Woods Slams Bernie Sanders’ Love for Socialism in Never-Before-Seen Attack

"We will just have to destroy them." I first heard these startling words in the West Wing of the White House.' Read more…<p>Limbaugh did not mince his …

The new platform luring readers into short fiction

Manchester’s Comma Press has launched MacGuffin, which not only allows authors to self-publish in text and audio, but also gives detailed analytics showing when readers get bored<p>It remains one of the paradoxes of publishing that while the popularity of essays and shortform writing (or longform …

Writing and Not Writing!

I write and am published. Every so often my books are promoted. My publisher, decides when and that’s fine. But when they are scheduled, I go and …