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Author of The Giver Talks About the Writing Process, Adaptations, Streep, and Bridges

These questions originally appeared on Quora: Answers by Lois Lowry, Author of The Giver What is the process that a writer goes through while writing a novel? I sit alone in a room every day and do my work, and that's what I love doing. Show More Summary

Can One of These Obsessions Get You Scammed?

We all have our areas of interest -- make that obsession -- and when something related to them crops up online, we can be instantly transformed into monster click machines. The problem here: Many of those clicks can either lead to your...Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liana Liberato, and Gayle Forman on If I Stay

As the latest entry in the current Hollywood vogue of adapting popular young adult novels to the silver screen, If I Stay is one of the more effective entries in the genre. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead role of Mia, a teenager who hovers between this plane and the next following a horrific car accident, the film is directed by R.J. Show More Summary

Dead Daisies and Beyond: Chats with Dizzy Reed, The Verve Pipe's Brian Vander Ark, Jean-Luc Ponty and Uriah Heep's Mick Box

A Conversation with Dizzy Reed Mike Ragogna: Hey Dizzy, Guns N' Roses DVD Appetite For Democracy 3D Live at The Hard Rock Casino was recently released. Do you think this release is a good representation of what was going on during that period of Guns N' Roses? Dizzy Reed: Oh, absolutely. Show More Summary

The Ever Changing Face of the Music Industry

The world of music over the last 20 years has greatly changed. Beyond just the format in which it is recorded on from vinyl to 8-track, from cassette to CD and now digital downloads, the music industry as a whole has evolved into something...Show More Summary

Frontera: A Conversation About Immigration and an Essay on Grief

Michael Berry's timely new film, Frontera, is sure to stir controversy and conversation. Currently available on demand and through iTunes, Frontera opens in theaters on September 5th. The film's backdrop is the border between Mexico and Arizona where Ed Harris plays a retired Sheriff living on an expansive ranch with his wife (Amy Madigan). Show More Summary

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as...Show More Summary

Country Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro

Full disclosure, I prefer the musical stylings of Arcade Fire to Kenny Chesney. In fact, by the time the 2013 Grammy-winners for best album wrap up their current world tour at the end of this month, I will have seen it on two stops -- Minneapolis and Chicago. Show More Summary

The New Pornographers Are Back With Brill Bruisers

The first thing you should know about The New Pornographer's latest album is, it's the kind of record Carl Newman has never made before. One where he wouldn't change anything. "Every song on this record, in the end, I thought 'This song...Show More Summary

It Was Television That Fired Up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

What does my brother-in-law have in common with Oprah Winfrey? Or my junior high school friends have in common with Robert Downey, Jr.? They all took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In my opinion, the most naturally genius use of publicity,...Show More Summary

What I Learned Internet-Stalking Lauren Bacall Pictures

Since last Tuesday, when Lauren Bacall died, I have been obsessed with all of the photographs of her that have deluged the internet. Many I had seen before, as I have a fascination for women and style from the 40s and 50s, some I had not. Show More Summary

Melissa Etheridge Taps Her Entrepreneurial Spirit With Newest Album 'This Is Me'

With a new album on its way next month, iconic artist Melissa Etheridge kept it real Wednesday night and shared her excitement about her independent release of This is M.E. through her own label. She reflected on the ever-changing digital music landscape, which transformed before her eyes over her extensive 25-year recording career. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Eric Comstock, Gabrielle Stravelli Light Up Cabaret

Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City. One of the most recent promising signs is the opening on Second Avenue of Café Noctambulo with piano man Eric Comstock cutting the ribbon on the small,...Show More Summary

6 Parenting Lessons From Doctor Who

Doctor Who is coming back in less than a week! In anticipation of the new season (and a new Doctor), my wife and I have been re-watching all of our favorite past episodes. One thing we keep noticing is that Doctor Who and parenting have a lot in common. Show More Summary

Genre Trouble: How the Music Industry Classifies Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is the new Miley Cyrus. In the same way that Miley served as a point of entry to many conversations about whiteness and cultural appropriation last year, Iggy is the latest example of how white artists snatch up elements of black culture, whitewash them, and then sell them to the mainstream as their own. Show More Summary

Jeff Bridges & Brenton Thwaites: Rememberers for Hire - Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of The Giver

I had my concerns about The Giver, another, teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. After all, TWC's previous effort in this arena was Vampire Academy, and that blatant mish-mosh of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and...Show More Summary

Which Disney Princesses Will Soon Be Showing Up on Sofia the First ? Rapunzel and Tiana But Not Anna and Elsa

With apologies to Mel Brooks, while it may be good to be the king, it's great to be the princess. Particularly if you're Sofia the First, Disney's little girl princess. Take -- for example -- "Princesses to the Rescue," the episode of this acclaimed animated series which ran this past Friday on Disney Junior. Show More Summary

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': 5 Reasons to Watch the New Cartoon, Not the Movie

As Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops the box office for a second week in a row, we hate to say it, but a little part of our inner child dies. Between the 'roided out CGI turtles, the inevitable sexploitation of Megan Fox, and turtleShow More Summary

MasterChef Recap: The Yolk Is No Joke in 'Top 8 Compete'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 5, Episode 10 of FOX's "MasterChef," titled "Top 8 Compete." This week, the chicken comes before the egg, but the eggs are really, really, hard to cook. I will never have eggs benedict without thinking of Daniel's missing yolk. Show More Summary

The Leftovers Recap: Did They Really Do It? in 'Cairo'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 8 of HBO's The Leftovers, titled "Cairo." I begged for something to happen and got more than I bargained for this week. It still doesn't make any sense, but you can feel some momentum building up. Show More Summary

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