The Great Gatsby

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: I Can Use My Kid to Get Out of Literally Everything

Call it motherhood's best-kept secret: there's a hidden advantage to having a baby that no one, not even the well-meaning mums in your life, will …

Michelle Obama

RTÉ to live stream Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

<b>RTÉ Culture, in collaboration with RTÉ lyric FM, will be presenting a live stream of this year's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, which take place</b> …

News (Ireland)

How to construct interesting and compelling characters for your stories.

Chinatown is replete with compelling characters<p>As has been suggested in previous posts, constructing <b>compelling characters</b> are the lifeblood of any …

Writing

Taylor Swift's new 'End Game' music video is here and it's party central

Taylor Swift just released 'End Game', her third music video from <i>Reputation</i>, after teasing it yesterday.<p>The video does not have Katy Perry in it as rumoured, but there's a lot of Ed Sheeran and Future doing their thing on Miami yachts, in Tokyo karaoke bars, and at one giant house party in …

Taylor Swift

The Marriott Family’s Civil War

John Willard Marriott III looks nervous. We’re sitting in the living room of his rented Georgetown rowhouse on a crisp, sunny morning. Nearly ten of …

Washington D.C.

How to Capitalize a Book Title

Not knowing how to capitalize book titles can often present a problem. However, by learning and following the rules of capitalization, you can ensure …

Grammar

5 of January's Best New Books to Read

Even if your 2018 resolution isn't to Read More, you may still very well surpass your 2017 book count. Why? Because this year, if we may be so bold …

Books

Three Things You Need to Know – January 10, 2018

Trump Reaching All the Way Across the Isle on Immigration<p>Remember the days when talks of amnesty torpedoed Marco Rubio? What about when “low-energy …

Breitbart News

Paramount Ups David Waldman To EVP Domestic Publicity, Irene Trachtenberg Named Head Of Worldwide Partnerships

In wake of last year’s changes at the studio, Paramount Pictures has strengthened its publicity and marketing ranks.<p>David Waldman, a 12-year vet who …

Movies

My School Was a Scam, So I Was Able to Default on My Student Loans

<i>Shortly before he left office,</i> <i>President Barack Obama approved a plan</i><i> that would fully erase the debts of tens of thousands of students who attended</i> …

Education

Speakeasy Style: The Chairman Jazz Club

By Bongani Madondo In both design and philosophy, The Chairman is South Africa’s ultimate trendoid hub: a DIY sin-stirring jazz lounge- …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

With 'Black Panther,' Kendrick Lamar is the latest artist to curate a major soundtrack

Those of us on the edge of our seats in anticipation of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" film might soon just fall off.<p>The studio announced Thursday morning that rapper Kendrick Lamar and record label chief Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith will curate and produce the soundtrack to the Ryan …

Kendrick Lamar

11 books I love that I found through my students

There are few professions in which you can receive the deep satisfaction that comes from sparking a love of something that you are truly passionate …

Books

Element Roku TV (50-Inch)

<b>Pros</b><p>Very inexpensive. Lots of streaming services and apps via Roku TV.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Mediocre contrast levels. IR-only Roku remote lacks voice search.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>…

Bang & Olufsen

20 Wedding Themes for Every Bridal Style

Picking out wedding themes can be one of the hardest planning pieces that every bride's faced with. Do you want to go the romantic route, or keep things fresh and modern? Once you pinpoint the theme of your dreams, you can officially move forward with the rest of your wedding plans. But, if you're …

Weddings

Disney is opening a new restaurant that looks straight out of a "Great Gatsby" dream

Disney is currently in the process of remodeling and reviving<p>Downtown Disney Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. If …

Walt Disney Company

The Novelist’s Complicity

“In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me a word of advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” Thus begins F. Scott …

Books

Identifying the Six Types of Conflict in Fiction

The Six Types of Conflict in Fiction: How To Identify Them and Make Them Work in Your Story<p>January 4, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - Leave your …

Writing

Fidel Castro, Hugh Hefner, and Thomas S. Monson

The admirable Ed Gantt has drawn my attention to the fascinating contrast in tone between the obituaries given by the New York Times to Fidel Castro, …

Religion

6 Classic Books That Almost Had Completely Different Titles

Have you ever written a book? <i>It’s very, very hard.</i> Writers have to come up with thousands of perfect words and arrange them just so to create a …

Literature

This Deansgate hotspot will spruce up your January drinking with polaroid Pornstar Martinis and a cocktail tree

Was your office Christmas party a slightly inebriated minefield of awkward social situations and utterly failed professionalism, leading to somewhat …

Manchester

7 Ways I Plan to Keep My Sanity Until Spring Break

Winter break is over. We have about 18 more weeks of madness, which includes standardized testing season. Winter can get long and dark in January and …

Karaoke

Legendary

Recently, a young agent on my staff requested a really good manuscript. She wanted to represent it. Naturally, so did a number of other sharp-eyed …

Books

Fitzgerald biography looks at his vision of America

While being mentally flogged by the headlines and news stories of the past weeks, I thought several times of the above lines from A.E. Housman. Our …

Literature

Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner Skipped This NYE Style Tradition for Something Even Better

The model friends rang in 2018 wearing unexpected looks.<p>It's the start of a new year. The tinsel is coming down. And suddenly, sparkles seem a little</i> …

Bella Hadid

10 Resolutions to Help Make 2018 Your Best Reading Year Ever

Well, now that the dumpster fire known as 2017 is behind us, I suggest we fully embrace the social construction of New Year's resolutions and try to …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Four killed in 'senseless' unrelated New Year's Eve stabbings across London

Four people have been killed in a spate of unrelated stabbings across London on New Year’s Eve.<br>Police are appealing for information after a …

Crime

WWI Centennial: Wilson Presents ‘Fourteen Points,’ House Approves Suffrage Amendment

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 299th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

Culture

David Bowie book club launched by son Duncan Jones

A new David Bowie book club has been set up by the late musician's son Duncan Jones, dealing with books drawn from the singer's 2013 list of his Top …

News (Ireland)

How World War II Helped Give Birth to the Softcover Book

As Nazi Germany was staging large-scale book burnings of any titles that went against its fascist beliefs, the United States sought to arm its …

Culture