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7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

Whether this week's Polar Vortex has you holed up indoors or freezing your way to work everyday, you probably need a good distraction.<p>It's Wednesday, which means we're back with 7 fresh, new sites to get you through the midweeks slump.<p>Check out this week's picks below and let us know if you come …

Rodman arrives in North Korea for basketball exhibition

Hall of Fame basketball player Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea Monday with a team of former NBA players in tow as part of the next step of his program of so-called "basketball diplomacy."<p>Taking his by-now customary route, Rodman arrived in Pyongyang via Beijing Monday with a squad of a dozen …

Jon Favreau’s Wall Street Education

Every actor wants to work with Martin Scorsese, and so, it seems, does every director. Jon Favreau, the <i>Swingers</i> star who spent the last decade …

Speed the prime factor in fatal Paul Walker crash suggests coroner

Neither Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker or the driver of the Porsche involved in their fatal accident under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no mechanical problems with the car<p>The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100mph or more before it crashed, …

Los Angeles

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Elle Fanning Stars In 'HITRECORD ON TV' From Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new variety show, "HITRECORD ON TV," doesn't premiere on Pivot until Jan. 18, but the show based around his collaborate production company is already proving to hold little bits of beauty.<p>In this exclusive clip above, Elle Fanning stars as a girl diagnosed with retinitis …

Elements of Suspense in Writing: 6 Secret to Creating and Sustaining Suspense

Thriller writing? Mystery writing? Literary fiction? It’s all the same: Building apprehension in the minds of your readers is one of the most …

How to Build Subplots From Multiple Viewpoints

Become a Breakout Novelist!<b><br>Order Now >></b><p>Multiple viewpoints provide diversion from, and contrast to, the protagonist’s perspective. They can deepen …

John Grisham’s 3 Must-Haves of Novel Writing

<i>The following is a guest post by author Tony Vanderwarker:</i><p>I spent two years writing a novel under the guidance of my friend and neighbor John …

Creative Writing

How to Improve Your Writing Skills

How to improve your writing skills.Today’s post features excerpts from <i>10 Core Practices for Better Writing</i>. These excerpts are from “Chapter Five: …

The 10 Best Comic Book Movie Moments Of 2013

2013<p>may not have featured anything quite as major as the assemblage of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes or the conclusion of an epic trilogy featuring a …

Comics

David Bowie Thinks Lorde Is the Future

Just about everyone fell for Lorde and her infectious debut <i>Pure Heroine</i> last year, including one David Bowie.<p>In an interview with <i>Rookie Magazine</i>, the …

‘Agent Carter’ TV Series Moving Forward with Hayley Atwell, Says Totally Real Internet Rumor

Alright, we'll go ahead and put this in the bank. Marvel is a lucrative corporation and studio whose current live-action TV crop of 'Agents of …

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>Stephen King brings us two new …

How to write your book's first draft like a professional

[This article was written by guest contributor Gordon Burgett, author of <i>How to Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes</i> and <i>Marketed Worldwide in Days</i>.]<p>…

Ranking the Biggest Disappointments for the Brooklyn Nets So Far

What was supposed to be a spectacular season for the Brooklyn Nets has been an utter disappointment.<p>Much of the team's struggles could be attributed to injuries and inexperience on the sidelines, but there are a few other factors in play.<p>Nets general manager Billy King put together a roster ready …

Why Rick Ross Is Suing LMFAO

Rick Ross is suing LMFAO for copyright infringement, claiming the refrain “Everday I’m shufflin'” from the duo’s 2010 chart-topper “Party Rock …

2014 Movie Predictions & 1 Crazy Bet

True Detective: TV Review

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are magnetic in HBO's impressive new drama series.<p>One of the benefits viewers (and critics) reap from …

Conor Oberst Auditioned for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Conor Oberst was up for the titular role of <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i> <i>–</i> “and thank God for everyone that I didn’t get it,” he joked during a chat with the …

61 Reasons to Love 2014

Neil Young Live Dates (January)<p>Neil Young only has a handful of tour dates planned for 2014, but they should be something special. Carnegie Hall will …

Could Magic's Reported Terrence Ross Interest Lead to Arron Afflalo Trade?

The Toronto Raptors were supposed to throw their towel into the tanking ring by dealing Rudy Gay, but with recent wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers, they might be turning into buyers, not sellers, on the trade market.<p>According to Grantland's Zach Lowe, the Orlando Magic …

Today’s Movie Teaser: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 New Year’s Clip

In case you missed it on New Year’s Eve/Day — if you were too busy celebrating to watch movie trailers, we understand — here’s a look at the latest …

The Next Marvel One-Shot Is Called 'All Hail The King' – /Film

The wait between Marvel Cinematic Universe feature films can be excruciating. Thankfully, Marvel helps ease the pain with short films called …

Marvel Universe

The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers

The iPad's many uses include turntable, toddler flypaper, and bird catapult. But when you couple it with an external keyboard, it turns into a surprisingly versatile writing machine. Most writers are easily distracted; trying out just one more app often sounds better than slogging through your …