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ECCC 2015 Day 1 Wrap-Up: Exploring Key Aspects of Creating Comics

It's Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) time again, and that can only mean one thing to thousands of comic book and pop culture fans: It's time to get your geek on. The post ECCC 2015 Day 1 Wrap-Up: Exploring Key Aspects of Creating Comics appeared first on Flip the Media.

CanLII Primer: New Resource for Self-Represented Litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has launched The Can LII Primer :"In the 2013 National SRL Study we were struck by the number of SRLs who used Can Lll, and how important a resource this was for them. Can Lll is...Show More Summary

Sweating the Assets

The Fredericton train station, May 2003 Railways are notoriously frugal. They will "sweat the assets" (as Greg McDonnell says), but when they are done with an asset, it is usually discarded with little or no remorse. As an example, the...Show More Summary

Will the new SAT be easier than the old one? A look at what the new test could look like

The College Board just released a sample of its revised PSAT, or the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which is taken by some 3.5 million high school students each year. The PSAT does not count for college admissions, but is important for students hoping to win a National Merit Scholarship. And because the […]

NCAA Tournament Ratings Jump From First Friday, ‘Hart Of Dixie’ Finale Even

We may be in the thick of March Madness but it sure felt a bit like summer last night – and I'm not just talking about the weather in L.A. With the 2015 NCAA Tournament determining its Elite Eight on Friday, repeats and movies were scattered...Show More Summary

Amicus: Mercury Rising

Listen to Episode 14 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Michigan v. EPA—a challenge to new federal regulations requiring coal-fired power...Show More Summary

Tenure Is Not the Problem

On Tuesday, a California court struck down state teacher tenure and seniority protections as a violation of the rights of poor and minority students to an equal education. The decision, which will make it easier to fire bad teachers, who are disproportionately found in high-poverty schools, is being hailed as a great triumph for civil rights. Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

Seven Tips To Getting Sponsors For Your Band Building A Fanbase Using YouTube Cards Vinyl Delivery Services: Back to Basics in a Digital World ReverbNation Partners With SESAC, Announces CONNECT Artist Development Incubator 3 Branding Lessons From Music's Biggest Superstars Google Launches "YouTube For Artists" Free Toolkit For D.I.Y. Musicians...

Has An Asian Dissuasion

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Alcohol Ads Increased 400% Over 40 Years, but Americans Aren't Drinking More

Alcohol marketers have two reasons to feel good about the findings of a new academic study on advertising impact. For one, their money seems to be well spent on generating new or loyal customers. But at the same time, their ads don't seem to be turning America into a nation of drunks. Show More Summary

Somali Special Forces Storm al-Shabab-held Hotel in Mogadishu

al-Shabab, an Islamist, al-Qaeda affiliated group of terrorists, attacked a hotel compound frequented by foreigners with a car bomb. Special forces stormed the compound to retake it from the terrorists.

Dumb or Anti-Semitic? Critics Weigh In on Lena Dunham

The general consensus from the thoughtful side of the Lena Dunham reaction pile is that Lena Dunham’s humor piece in The New Yorker is not anti-Semitic. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer, writing this morning for Is Dunham an anti-Semite? Of course not. Show More Summary

The Case for Helping the Kurds

It’s clear for lots of reasons—political, economic, strategic, electoral, opportunistic, moral, and simply sensible, to name a few—that President Obama has no desire to get drawn back into the Iraq war. So why is he bombing Islamist...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

This morning, the Supreme Court handed down two unanimous decisions (I am inventing the word faux-nanimous effective immediately to account for Scalia’s very dissent-y concurrences) in two of the most hotly contested cases of the term. Show More Summary

Nebraska State Senator Won’t Apologize for Saying Cops are like ISIS Terrorists

Uh, not even a close comparison, state senator Ernie Chambers. Cops are not like Islamist terrorists who behead international aid workers and video tape it.

Awesome Stuff: Headphones & Helpers

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For this week's awesome stuff, we've got some technology focused on improving your mobile music listening experience in a variety of ways. MAGZET For people with Apple laptops, the days of destroying your power cable by tripping on it are over thanks to the MagSafe connector. Show More Summary

Banksters demand that Senate Democrats silence Warren

This is really a remarkable story. In today’s Boston Globe, Annie Linskey reports that banksters from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup have threatened to withhold payoffs (let’s not be too squeamish about what we call these payments) to Senate Democrats unless they can get Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown to shut up. Warren has asked her […]

'Grimm' Currently Reporting Its Top Total-Viewer Result Since January 23

Week to week, “Grimm” is up +3% in total viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.8 million)

DVR Gains Raise Renewal Prospects For Sunday Newbies ‘Secrets & Lies’, ‘Last Man On Earth’ & ‘The Royals’

TV network executives have long said that they don’t rely on Live+Same day ratings when making renewal decisions. And for good reason. Three new Sunday midseason series have performed so-so to OK in Live+Same Day but with solid ratings gains after 3 days of DVR viewing they all look pretty hopeful for a second season pickup. Show More Summary

Not In Concert With Her Purchases

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