Brock T.I Penner

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If You Wish To Be A Writer, Have Sex With Someone Who Works In Publishing

I have so much sympathy for aspiring writers. Our profession is difficult to master, and the deluge of advice writers receive doesn’t make it any …

Benicio Del Toro Joins ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

It’s been a big week for James Gunn’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>. Last Wednesday, Glenn Close joined the project as the head of the Nova Corps, and just …

Weekly Critique Thread [May 29nd]: Post here if you want a critique!

For the month of May, all critique posts and responses will take place in weekly threads like this one. This is a trial for the month of May only, …

Futuristic Suit Will Make Space Diving the New Extreme Sport | Gadgets, Science & Technology

In October of 2012, Felix Baumgartner set a world record by jumping to Earth from an astonishing height of more than 24 miles above it – if he had …

Updated: Yes, you are willfully ignorant. No, I don't have to respect you.

Being a Progressive is supposed to be about basing your opinions facts and science. Whereas Conservatives take a faith based approach, and moderates …

'After Earth' as Scientology Propaganda: What Critics Are Saying

Desolate planets, bubbling volcanoes and all that talk about overcoming fear: Is Will Smith's new movie trying to sell us something more than a good …

L. Ron Hubbard

Anonymous fights PETA over right to remain anonymous

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), claiming the animal rights group’s attempt to bring …

PETA

GMO Truthers need to be kicked out of the Progressive movement

<b>How do you decide which side is scientifically valid?</b><br>So I guess we should start of with something very basic: how do we judge if something is …

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'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

"Killer robots" that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be …

Mathew Henderson: It's Ok To Be An Awful Writer

<b>Mathew Henderson will be appearing at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday, June 22nd, from 12 - 4 pm at A Literary Picnic, part of Luminato Festival</b> …

John Noble on the Star Wars Episode 7 Rumors

"If you're going to do one, do Star Wars."<p>We recently had the opportunity to speak with John Noble about his time on Fringe and the legacy of Walter …

Superman and the War Against Anachronism

Man of Steel<p>Director: Zack Snyder <br>Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe <br>Studio: Warner <br>Year: 2013<p>"Is virtue a thing remote? I …

Can Democrats Get a New Party, Too?

The GOP isn't the only party in need of an overhaul. Liberals ought to be demanding big changes, too -- starting with campaign-finance reform.<p>It's obvious to any sane Republican that the GOP needs to remake itself. The brand "rich, white, and male" may be fine for a fraternity (in 1953). It's not …

I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes, here’s all the inside dope

Inside the beast: O’Reilly hates Hannity. Producers know what’s acceptable. Everyone fears a call from Roger Ailes<p>People would often ask me about how Fox pushes a message.<p>And I would always tell them the message isn’t so much pushed as it is <i>pulled</i>, gravitationally, with Roger Ailes as the sun at …

Bad News for Republicans: "Obamacare" to Cost Americans Much LESS Than Expected

Something interesting happened last week — California released its rates for the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.”<p>Not only are the rates cheaper, …

Straczynski reveals moving story of why Michael O'Hare left Babylon 5

There haven't been many secrets in the world of TV since the advent of DVD commentary tracks, but JMS kept this very big one until now.<p>Forget the …

Excel Spreadsheet Error, Ha Ha! Lessons From the Reinhart-Rogoff Controversy

At this point everyone who follows economic policy debates knows about the famous Reinhart-Rogoff spreadsheet error uncovered by a University of Massachusetts graduate student. When the error is corrected, there is nothing resembling the growth falloff cliff associated with a 90 percent debt-to-GDP …

Economics

Corruption is like terrorism, says China journalist

Suspect 'admits soldier knife attack in Paris'

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Extremism

NASA Admits They Are Working To Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light

NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel. Traveling faster than ligh…

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

No food stamps for people convicted of violent crimes

On Wednesday, the 2013 Senate Farm Bill was amended to make those convicted of certain violent crimes ineligible for SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition …

The Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc – Latest News & Video

This Week in God, 4.21.18<p>By Steve Benen<p>04/21/18 07:57AM<p>First up from the God Machine this week is a look at Donald Trump's relationship with politically conservative evangelical Christians, which actually appears to be strengthening, despite controversies that would seem to push in the opposite …

Donald Trump

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Inside Google's Secret Lab

Last February, Astro Teller, the director of Google’s secretive research lab, Google X, went to seek approval from Chief Executive Officer Larry Page …

These 12 technologies will drive our economic future

Most of the writing you see about the economy speaks to narrow questions: What will growth be this year? When will the unemployment rate get back to normal? And so on. But the things that will determine standards of living a generation from now have almost nothing to do with this month’s jobs …