Have you ever worried that your story may be too simple? Have you found yourself adding plot twists, shocking turnarounds, colorful secondary characters, and a number of tragedies, in the hopes of maintaining your reader’s attention? I edit a lot of stories with “fear of simplicity” syndrome. In an effort to spice up their stories, […]
Last year, ISIS took Mosul. It still holds Mosul. Earlier this week, the Taliban took the northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz. Yet they’re already on the verge of defeat, reportedly about to lose the city they took just days before: Afghan...Show More Summary
By Cara L. Gallagher, weekend contributor Warning! This post has the potential for spoilers. Show David Simon a hero and he’ll write you a biopic tragedy full of injustices, passive-aggressive slights, and indifference. He’ll also create original characters, like Tommy Carcetti, Bubbles, and McNulty, who will test the needle of your moral compass on an […]
In contrast to ARROW, THE FLASH has always has a much more upbeat and hopeful tone. But the show did end its first season with a tragedy (Eddie sacrificed himself for Team Flash) and this melancholy feeling will persist throughout the season 2 premiere. Still, there’s some hope for the future at the end and […]
Bobby Brown has sat down for his first interview since the death of his and Whitney Houston's only daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in July. Speaking to The Real about the tragedy, the singer discussed why he kept hoping for a miracle even after doctors suggested his daughter would never recover. Brown also shared his regret...
They say tragedies bring out the heroes. From 2001 to now, we’ve seen several of them over the years on 9/11. This column is about reminding us that amidst the Internet’s incessant doom and gloom, there is hope for humanity. We didn’t have to look too far to find rays of inspiration on the web today. Show More Summary
Catholic Pope Francis said that in the face of the "tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees that flee death in conflict and hunger and are on a journey of hope, the Gospel calls us to be close to the smallest and to those who have been abandoned."
With all the tragedy and drama that filled season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes has promised that season 12 will be different. In fact, Rhimes recently told After Ellen that the new season will have a much lighter feel to it. “We’re telling lighter stories this season. Show More Summary
“Palestinian literature is a literature of exile, a quest for identity in a hostile world, a writing of fractured lives and displaced hopes, a record of a human tragedy.” In the most recent issue of Asymptote Journal, Fakhri Saleh looks at Palestinian writing since 1948. Pair with Words Without Borders’s special Palestine issue, selected and introduced […]
By Steve Scherer ROME, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Hopes faded of finding survivors of the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy, in which an estimated 200 migrants drowned, on Thursday as rescue ships were called to the aid of more migrant boats in the same area. Show More Summary
I know we're always told by the NRA after mass gun-shooting tragedies that "Now isn't the time to discuss gun control." (And in fairness, they're right - the time to discuss gun control is before the shootings.) So, hopefully enoughShow More Summary
Images & Voices of Hope’s Judy Rodgers and Veronica (Waddy) McHugh (Photo by Kenny Irby) I recently spent three days with a collection of media professionals who had come together to focus on the topic of ‘restorative narrative’. The...Show More Summary
Never wanting to let a tragedy go to waste, the conservative media were quick to pounce on the recent murder of four marines in Tennessee. Breitbart News put up one article titled "'PRACTICING MUSLIM' WHO KILLED 4 MARINES WORKED AT SUPERIOR...Show More Summary
A must read report as the saga/tragedy of Greece continues is at Americablog. Here’s a chunk: “We dedicate this song to the people of Greece. We hope everything works out well for them?” That was how a young guitar player apprehensively kicked off last week’s Greece solidarity rally, held in Astoria’s own Athens Square. It [...]Show More Summary
David Rind of ABC News awards that title to this glorious video. In 6 seconds, it summarizes the tragedy and comedy of the human experience: hope, victory, hubris, and defeat. When this Vine is made into a feature-length film, who should play the hero? -via David Burge
Cyprus's Othello Tower, named after the ill-fated Shakespearean hero, reopened Thursday after a facelift with a performance of the tragedy that organisers hope will spread unity among long-divided communities. The year-long, EU-funded...Show More Summary
Last year, K9 officer Kela died after she was left inside a hot patrol car for 24 hours at her handler’s home. In the hope of preventing similar tragedies... The post New Alert Systems Could Prevent More N.C. K9 Officers From Dying in Hot Cars appeared first on PETA.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — It is impossible to know whether the Charleston tragedy will someday be seen as a turning point in the nation’s long, difficult struggle with race. But we can hope. At Friday’s funeral services for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine men and women who were slain June 17 at historic Emanuel [...]Show More Summary
Two dogs from the HOPE Animal-Assistance Crisis Response helped the people of Charleston open up and release their emotions
In the aftermath of tragedies like the horrific murders in South Carolina, people turn to their ministers for guidance. It is hoped that they will receive the wisdom of God, untainted by the political stump speeches of the outside world. Show More Summary