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The best comedy clubs in Los Angeles for stand-up

Based on the stand-up comedy shows that happen in Los Angeles on any given night, it's safe to say we're the center of the comedy universe. The best …

Comedy

Interview: ‘Drinking Buddies’ Star Jake Johnson Talks Rules of Improv, Working With Joe Swanberg & Frustrations With Network TV

Interview: 'Drinking Buddies' Star Jake Johnson Talks Rules of Improv, Working With Joe Swanberg & Frustrations With Network TV<p>Two attractive …

Comedy

Billy Bungeroth brings new life to Second City's Mainstage

In 1998, fate dealt Billy Bungeroth an interesting hand. Bungeroth was 19 and decided to take a break from his undergraduate studies at NYU. While …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's How Maria Popova of Brain Pickings Writes - Copyblogger

Most serious writers and online publishers are relentlessly on the prowl for fresh inspiration to fuel both their creativity and productivity.<p>If you …

Liz Meriwether: Beginning and End of the Fempire - Interview Magazine

BRANCH: “Oliver Parker!” touches on some really serious subject matter–drugs, abuse, rape, politics, family. You were so close to stepping over …

Painkillers

Why Can't I Be You: Liz Meriwether - Rookie

Illustration by Ruby A., using a photograph by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images<p>In this month of INVENTION, we’re packing in some extra <i>Why Can’t I Be</i> …

9 Books on Reading and Writing

Hardly anything does one’s mental, spiritual, and creative health more good than resolving to read more and write better. Today’s reading list addresses these parallel aspirations. And since the number of books written about reading and writing likely far exceeds the reading capacity of a single …

7 Must-Read Books on Education

Education is something we’re deeply passionate about, but the fact remains that today’s dominant formal education model is a broken system based on antiquated paradigms. While much has been said and written about education reform over the past couple of years, the issue and the public discourse …

‘Life’ takes first honors

NYU alumna Lisa Robinson has won the first Sloan Foundation Feature Film Production Fund award for her project “Signs of Life.” Prize, worth …

How to Worry Less About Money: Financial Planning Lessons from Goethe

The question of how people spend and earn money has been a cultural obsession since the dawn of economic history, but the psychology behind it is sometimes surprising and often riddled with various anxieties. In <b>How to Worry Less about Money</b> (<i>public library</i>) — another great installment in The School …

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

How to worry less about money, timeless advice on courage and the creative life, why going back to school is a bad idea, and more

Hey <<Name>>! If you missed last week's edition – history's most inspiring letters of motherly advice, the surprising science of motivation, Raymond …

Frank Lloyd Wright

So you wanna work in Movies - By Oliver Stapleton BSC

SO YOU WANNA WORK IN MOVIES?<p>A response to people who ask: <i>"How do I get into Movies?"</i> <b><br>By Oliver Stapleton BSC</b><p>So you have to ask yourself the</i> …

Filmmaking

Advice From A Creative Multitasker: How Jake Johnson of “New Girl” Sold a Pilot While Starring In a Hit Sitcom

Jake Johnson, who plays grouchy Nick Miller on the Fox hit New Girl, talks to Co.Create about how he was able to sell a pilot while working the grueling hours on his day job. Hint: He treats “show business” like it’s just that: a business.<p>It isn’t often that you hear about someone treating the …

Comedy

3 Lessons for Storytellers from ‘Power to the Pixel’ and Why ‘Transmedia’ Doesn’t Tell the Full Story

3 Lessons for Storytellers from 'Power to the Pixel' and Why 'Transmedia' Doesn't Tell the Full Story<p>“If you are using the word ‘transmedia,’ you …

Transmedia

5 Affordable or Free iPhone Apps for Filmmakers: Shoot, Edit, and Add Special Effects

Want to make a movie? There’s an app for that — or, to be more accurate, there are many, many apps to help make a movie. The good news: many of these …

How to Shoot Video for Film: 9 Things to Pay Attention To

<i>L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website</i> <i>NoamKroll.com</i><i>. Check out Kroll’s</i> …

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