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‘The Beach Boys’ Singer Mike Love Inks Memoir Deal

5 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Mike Love, best known as one of the founding members of The Beach Boys, has inked a memoir deal with Blue Rider Press. James S. Hirsch, a journalist and biographer, will help Love with writing this project. The publisher plans to release...Show More Summary

Awesome Stuff: Black Friday Internet Freedom Edition

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We're not publishing regular stories today, because we're taking the Friday after Thanksgiving off. Instead, however, we've decided to publish our awesome stuff post today, rather than on Saturday. Normally, it's a post about interesting...Show More Summary

What is the Share The Load Program?

Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for...Show More Summary

RIP: Lester Bernstein

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Our most heartfelt condolences go out this holiday weekend to New York Times investigative reporter Nina Bernstein. She has announced that her father Lester Bernstein has passed away at age 94. Eight days after the death of his wife Mimi, Nina’s mother. The span of Mr. Show More Summary

NFL Thanksgiving Day Game Ratings Steady On NBC, ‘Elementary’ Rises, ‘NFL on CBS’ Scores

There was a lot to be thankful for if you were the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving Day 2014. There was great NFL primetime game by the Emerald City's Richard Sherman, the less than stellar performance by the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, and of course, the critical breaking of a 5-game losing streak for the Seahawks with that 19-3 blowout. Show More Summary

A Romenesko reader’s take: This ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ piece needs some help

A Romenesko reader who doesn’t want to be named writes: I thought you might be interested in reading an editorial that ran today in the Chronicle-Tribune, the newspaper in my hometown of Marion, Ind. I took the liberty of copyediting the piece, since no one else did prior to publication. I think it’s worth mentioning … Read More

No Button To Get Out Of This One

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Content of Character

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”   MLK That quote has been running through my head for a few days now. I have written and deleted thousands of words concerning the death of Micheal Brown, I wrote […]

Phillis “Pippa” Doyle gets France’s highest award

93-year-old Phillis “Pippa” Doyle was awarded France’s highest honor, the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, or Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour for her heroics during the Second World War preparing the way for Allied forces to invade France. Now, a resident of New Zealand, she was presented […]

States I have visited

I know I did this once before, but there is a new map generator out there: www.maploco.comHere is my map:Create Your Own Visited States MapIt is pretty clear that I need to plan a trip north, and swing through those big states in the Northwest. That would just leave the "exotic" ones: Alaska and Hawai'i. Both are on my bucket list.

Here's An Explanation For Everything You See In The New 'Star Wars' Trailer

The new Star Wars trailer is here! For the uninitiated, let's catch up. This movie is called "Star Wars: Episode VII." The subtitle is "The Force Awakens." The story takes place approximately 30 years after "Return of the Jedi," the third movie in the original trilogy that ended with the death of Darth Vader. Show More Summary

Two More Are Home

DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from the Korean War.   • PFC Paul L. Tingle, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 26 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for Nov. 12, 2014. PFC Tingle will be buried with full military honors; […]

Russell Simmons Discusses New Era of Music Industry

In a recent interview with Grammy U and All Def Digital, Def Jams' Russell Simmons spoke about the recent shift in the music industry - a shift he believes has taken the industry away from a royalty based formula. Simmons discussed All Def Digital, his new project with Steve Rifkind in partnership with Universal Music Group and Samsung. Show More Summary

Making Music In ‘Whiplash:’ Teller, Simmons, Chazelle On Playing The Room

In this video from our Oscar showcase The Contenders, Whiplash stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons talk about their own surprisingly substantial music backgrounds and how that helped shape writer/director Damien Chazelle's intense, mostly...Show More Summary

James McAvoy Has Company In ‘The Ruling Class'; ‘Rocky Horror’ Sequel Time Warps To Stage: West End Briefs

The first-ever West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical black comedy, The Ruling Class, will run from January 16 to April 11 next year at London's Trafalgar Theatre. James McAvoy is starring as Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic...Show More Summary

NaNoWriMo Tip #19: Keep The Reader’s Perspective in Mind

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Some writers feel that they must create the story that they themselves want to read. Does that mean you should disregard your potential audience? In the video embedded above, The Fault in Our Stars novelist John Green advises that one should remember the reader’s perspective while writing. Show More Summary

42% of Donors to Crowdfunding Campaigns Are Ages 55-74

Crowfunding campaigns to support nonprofits have experienced significant growth over the last few years. Nonprofits aren't just raising money through their email lists during crowdfunding campaigns, they are acquiring new donors too....Show More Summary

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