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Why Men In Black Was Fantastic

Sipping on my morning cup of tea with two lumps of procrastination, I stumbled across this interesting analysis of the film Men In Black by Chez Lindsay/Nostalgia Chick. It’s an interesting watch that delves into the storytelling that made the film such a hit, and then goes on to look at why the sequel ruined …

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2016 Brandon Sanderson Lectures

Brandon Sanderson, best known for his Mistborn series, teaches a creative writing class at Brigham Young University every year. I stumbled over videos of some of these old lectures, and while the quality of the recordings was hit-and-miss due to having been filmed as a student project, they helped me more than I could probably …

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Philip Pullman Resigns As Oxford Literary Festival Patron Over Lack Of Pay For Authors

Last week, I posted about the open letter the Society of Authors released, which called for fairer wages for writers. Philip Pullman, author of ‘His Dark Materials’ and current president of the Society of Authors, spoke on the issue saying that ‘the case for fair terms for writers was “overwhelming.”’ On Wednesday this week the …

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