Even Writers Can Have a Reality Show

Ok, maybe it hasn't gone that far yet, but there has been a breakthrough in the way novels are written and promoted. It's called The Novel : Live! and it involved 36 authors coming together for six days in Seattle and completing a novel. Basically, it's awesome. And to keep things interesting, after each 12-hour …

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The Social Network

Yeah I saw The Social Network. I pretty much had to. I've been on Facebook multiple times a day, almost every day for the past five years, so you see, given my current addiction, I had no choice. It was a really well-done movie, and it's received a lot of critical acclaim. But looking at …

Brooklyn Book Festival

Yesterday I went to the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, held at the historic Brooklyn Borough Hall and Borough Hall Plaza. All of the events were free, though some required tickets. I got to the festival later than I wanted to partly because I still get lost easily around here, and partly because the subway …

What a LIFE

I work at LIFE.com, which is the online version of what once was the most prestigious and iconic photojournalistic publication, Life magazine. It's a pretty sweet job. I have access to millions of photos, including some of the most famous photos of all time (think anonymous sailor kissing a nurse when WWII ended), all of …

Advertisers Are Getting Sneakier

Last week, I saw the movie The Switch. Afterwards, I got suckered into taking a couple surveys outside the theater. I was told that I could earn thousands of points just answering questions about TV shows on a machine labeled Nielsen, and I could use those points to pay my gas expenses for the next …