As a freelance writer on the entertainment beat, I get a lot of really cool assignments. It's exciting to cover new movies coming out and ask the stars all about their roles, but I must say it's the screenwriters and novelists I'm usually most eager to talk with. When I had the chance to chat with Dennis... Read More »
Andy Rooney had a funny bit about his home office on 60 Minutes awhile back, in which he revealed he uses an old piece of shaped burlwood for a desk -- it's beautiful and unusual, but he seldom actually sees it underneath the prodigious amount of clutter. It's also a well-known fact that upon his death,... Read More »
Right here in public, I will admit it: I am old enough to remember a time when Facebook and Twitter did not exist.
However, that does not mean I will post prehistoric pictures of myself on the web; I think it's as important to be as up-to-the-moment with my photo as I am in my status updates and tweets. I... Read More »
If an enterprising young man could get a Maxim model to agree to go with him to his high school prom by using YouTube, why can't you do the same to find a job?
With the job-market remaining incredibly tight, people are resorting to some unconventional tactics to snare an offer, and some of them have actually... Read More »
New Yorker writer George Packer, aged 50, recently blogged the following to the world: "Every time I hear about Twitter I want to yell 'Stop'. The notion of sending and getting brief updates to and from dozens or thousands of people every few minutes is an image from information hell."
Packer refuses to... Read More »
Ever wonder what it would take to be a seat filler at the Oscars?
Just think how interesting it might be to swoop in, dressed to the nines, and sit where, say, Jeff Bridges, a best-actor nominee for Crazy Heart, was perched a mere few seconds before. Regardless of whether the actor wins that coveted golden... Read More »
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is not only the snazzy title of a famous Broadway musical -- it's the holy grail of idle underachievers everywhere. I'm raising my hand here, because I'd sure as heck rather be having fun than working hard; and of course, I want to make a lot of money, too! It's... Read More »
If you think Twitter is just about kids "tweeting" their every random thought and selling concert tickets, think again.
With its limit of 140 characters per tweet and its worldwide podium, the microblogging platform of Twitter is quickly proving to have many uses -- from "ringing the dinner bell" for your spouse... Read More »