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  • A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios

    04/30/2017 3:14:38 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Apr 17 | David Ng
    <p>When Hollywood writers went on strike in 1973, they were agitating for something new -- the creation of a health plan that would offer comprehensive coverage for its guild members.</p> <p>Since then, the writers’ insurance plan has grown to become one of the most envied in Hollywood. Members don’t pay monthly premiums and have deductibles far below the national average. Writers have access to a wide network of care providers, including top-notch facilities in Los Angeles where patients are responsible only for co-pays.</p>
  • Conservative Bloggers Are The True Inheritors Of The Fifth Estate

    04/13/2017 8:32:07 PM PDT · by OneVike · 67 replies
    Christian's Worldview ^ | 4-13-16 | Chuck Ness
    To begin with, you probably noticed that I have started writing my own articles again. It's been a couple years, and while I have written things from time to time, I feel the time has come for me to step forward and consistently write as often as I can. I am asking for everyone to pray for me and help support me by checking out my blog from time to time. I am going to be looking around for other Christian Conservative bloggers who write either about Christian topics, political topics, or both as I do to network with....
  • Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of "Peak TV"

    03/26/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jonathan Handel
    As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriters' wages drop 21 percent. With scripted television booming — 455 series this season, more than double the number six years ago — it ought to be a great time to be a TV writer. And the ongoing Writers Guild negotiations should be a cakewalk, right? So you'd think, but it's actually not Easy Street at all, because, as previously unpublished data reveals, growth in the labor supply has outstripped growth in demand, while shorter series orders...
  • Indian Valley Collective Library no longer a dream, but a reality

    07/02/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Plumas News ^ | Last updated 07/1/2016 at 12:39pm | Maggie Wells
    As a writer, editor, mother, and book lover for as long as I can remember, every time I stepped foot in the room called "Library Media Center" at Greenville High School, a little bit of my heart was broken. I began to think of the space as a giant metaphor for everything wrong with education. As a former educator, it gave me insight into where students in rural America are often coming from in terms of literacy. It has always been part of my teaching philosophy that you meet the student where he or she is and you build from...
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • A Writer's Tale

    12/29/2015 7:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 29, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    When one of the most talented and theologically sophisticated of American writers, Flannery O'Connor, began getting the first reviews of her masterpieces, she was appalled but not at all surprised. As she wrote her friend Ben Griffith in 1954: "My editor wrote me that the book was selling better than anything on their list except Thomas Merton -- which doesn't say much for their list, I guess. However, they have ordered a second printing. The review in Time was terrible, nearly gave me apoplexy. The one in the Atlanta Journal was so stupid it was painful. It was written I...
  • My Column Ends, But the Questions Don't

    12/12/2014 7:29:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 12, 2014 | Diana West
    Dear Readers, This is a hard one to write. After more or less 15 years of continuous newspaper syndication, this column you are reading is the end of the line. I am not ceasing to write, of course. All of my content -- columns, essays, posts, and, of course, books -- will continue to appear at my website,, and elsewhere. But my weekly conversation with readers in good old-fashioned newsprint stops at the bottom of the page. In some ways, that's too bad. For one thing, there is a kind of journalistic romance to appearing on the pages of...
  • 30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate

    07/18/2014 11:34:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 8, 2014 | Arianna Rebolini
    30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate
  • An Old Fart’s Advice to New Writers Entering the Culture War

    01/05/2014 6:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 5, 2014 | Doug Giles
    It’s been officially ten years since I started writing my weekly screeds for the online mega-beast called, I’m glad Jon Garthwaite gave me the opportunity back in ’04 to go public with my brutal musings. I believe I will gift him with a nice box of my Safari Cigars for being kind to this redeemed doper from West Texas. Gracias, Juan. You’re a brave man. Being the gracious, humble and successful man that I am, I thought I’d leave a bread trail for other writers who’d like to wade into the cultural quagmire via their laptop. Here’s my advice...
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Med. Writers' Conference Off because of Israelis

    07/25/2010 1:32:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/25/10 | staff
    A university in Marseille cancelled a Mediterranean writers' conference scheduled for next March after some of the participants complained about Israeli writer Esther Orner being invited. Orner told the Associated Press in response on Sunday that she was surprised by the decision and that those who called to boycott her are trying to delegitimize Israel.
  • Reward: $100,000 for Full ‘JournoList’ Archive; Source Fully Protected

    06/29/2010 10:38:19 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 52 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | June 29, 2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    I’ve had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I’d really like to spend it on a worthy cause. So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public a unique insight in the workings of the Democrat-Media Complex, I’m offering $100,000 for the full “JournoList” archive, source fully protected. Now there’s an offer somebody can’t refuse.
  • Razing Arizona: How an Insane Sportswriter Plays P.C. Police with the Diamondbacks

    04/26/2010 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 11 replies · 494+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 26, 2010 | Stupac
    Now why on earth would a sportswriter be telling you to boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks? Did they cheat? Did they take money from children? No, their owners are Republican. It’s always stuck me as odd when sportswriters begin talking about politics – as if their view of social justice is a true expertise. Nonetheless, some of them almost feel entitled to do so. However, sports and politics have very few serious connections. Sure, former President George W. Bush owned the Texas Rangers. And of course, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is a huge contributor to the Democratic Party. But as...
  • World Arab writers vow to fight Israel's cultural influence

    01/10/2010 1:09:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 506+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/10/10 | Haaretz Service
    The Arab Writers Union formed a Damascus bureau meant to prevent the infiltration of Hebrew terms into Arab culture, Israel Radio reported on Sunday, adding that the new group said it would prevent the "normalization" of cultural ties with Israel. Hussein Jumaa, the head of the AWU, said that the formation of the new bureau was meant to curb the influence of Israeli culture on the Arab world.
  • Obama lunches with top political writers

    12/01/2009 6:46:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 661+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/1/09 | Michael Calderone
    On the day of his major Afghanistan speech, President Obama had lunch with a group of top political writers at the White House, according to a source familiar with the lunch. There were some attendees today who write extensively on foreign policy, such as Joe Klein (Time), Fareed Zakaria (Newsweek/ CNN), and Tom Friedman (NY Times).
  • Filmmakers and writers seek to censor Israeli film

    09/06/2009 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/6/09 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A group of hard-Left filmmakers and writers from around the world have been using their celebrity to try to coerce the Toronto International Film Festival into banning Israeli films. Their petition, which is filled with misstatement of facts and rewriting of history, describes Israel as "an apartheid regime." It focuses not so much on Israel's occupation of the West Bank since 1967, but rather on Israel's very existence since 1948. It characterizes Tel Aviv, a city built by the sweat of Jews largely on barren coastal land, as illegitimate.
  • Diving into a series is a good fix for literary needs

    08/23/2009 11:11:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 2,985+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 23, 2009 | Brian Doyle, Special to The Oregonian
    Just finished a headlong dash through the 11 novels of C.S. Forester's legendary Horatio Hornblower series, and even as the addled mud of my mind swirls with cannon fire and sea mist and the epic clash of British ships against the brooding tyrant Napoleon Bonaparte (that cruel diminutive first draft of Hitler), I pause to contemplate the pleasures of reading series of books, the parades of linked stories that ultimately compose vast novels of thousands of pages. Are there not many subtle pleasures in series prose? The realization, at the end of Book One, that you have stumbled on a...
  • Thus Spake Zora (Black writer & conservative)

    08/13/2009 8:04:00 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 10 replies · 1,036+ views
    City Journal ^ | Aug 2009 | Urbanities. John H. McWhorter
    John H. McWhorterThus Spake Zora Zora Neale Hurston’s writing challenged black people as well as white. Summer 2009 One of the last photos of Zora Neale Hurston, taken in the late fifties, is heartrending. Once renowned as a handsome figure who could dominate any room, she sits outside a Florida bungalow, a bloated old woman living in poverty, chatting with locals. As sanguine as she looks, we can’t help wishing that she had been in New York, plugging her latest novel on The Jack Paar Show. But all her books were out of print, and she was supporting herself...

    07/29/2009 7:51:59 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 48 replies · 1,780+ views
    More Intelligent Life ^ | 20 July 2009 | Tom Shone
    Published on More Intelligent Life ( WHEN NOVELISTS SOBER UP By Tom Shone Created 20/07/2009 - 10:57 Writers who drink are old hat. But what about writers who quit drinking? Tom Shone has been studying them for his new novel ...From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Summer 2009John Cheever was most unhappy to be picked up for vagrancy by the cops. “My name is John Cheever [1]!” he bellowed. “Are you out of your mind?” Found sharing some hooch with the down-and-outs in downtown Boston, he was promptly admitted to Smithers Alcoholism Treatment Centre on Manhattan’s East 93rd Street, where he...
  • Writers at risk talk about their lives

    05/08/2009 5:38:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 238+ views
    Harvard News Office ^ | May 6, 2009
    Humanities Center event features poets, journalists, novelists Harvard News Office For some, words are both a way of life and a way of risking life. Last year, 877 writers and journalists around the world were killed, jailed, or attacked. That’s according to PEN International, a global association of writers. A recent PEN event celebrated — among others — the memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer hanged for his activism in 1995. In a testament to the fearful power of his words, his body was burned with acid and buried in an unmarked grave. An audience of 90 at Harvard’s...