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Moth StorySLAM: In Search of Organic Stories in the Internet Age
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If you use Facebook (71% of online adults), LinkedIn (22%), Twitter (19%), Instagram (17%) or any other web-based social network, you’ve digested someone’s perspective in what is the new standard storytelling format. Personal expression online allows the expresser to edit and format the stories they are telling. Meanwhile, readers are free to mute or interrupt, while multi-tasking if they choose. The experiences that “friends”, “connections” or “followers” share are non-linear. They can be started and stopped at will, perseverated on, or ignored completely. More

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Bryan Cranston Implores Children: ‘You Have to F*cking Eat’
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Actor Bryan Cranston always made a big deal about breakfast as Walter White on the modern television classic “Breaking Bad.” So it makes perfect sense that the author of the best-selling children’s book for adults “Go the F*ck to Sleep” would tap Cranston to narrate the audibook for his newest profane title, “You Have to F*cking Eat.” More

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42-Page ‘Harry Potter’ Book to Magically Become Film Trilogy
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In what has to be a first, Warner Bros. announced a three-film adaptation of a 42-page textbook today. The catch? The textbook, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is part of the Harry Potter universe, and series author J.K. Rowling will pen the screenplays.
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Author David Rose talks ‘Enchanted Objects’
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David Rose is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, the CEO of Ditto Labs, and author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things.” Fascinating-sounding book, right? Listen to David talk to us about it and about the way we as humans interact with computers. More

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Arlington Author Steve Almond Considers the Morality of Football
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For decades, Steve Almond spent his Septembers much like any other football fan. He began his love/hate relationship with the Raiders, cheered them on in the excitement of a new season, and felt the heartbreak as the weeks unfolded and the losses kept coming, or thrilled as the team started stacking wins. These days Almond feels a different kind of heartbreak – that of losing his beloved sport to the intrusion of his conscience. He had felt pangs of it before, watching the violence of the game and reading the stories about high school, college, and pro athletes suffering permanent physical and psychological damage from their chosen sport. The breaking point happened when he came face-to-face with the type of dementia players experience in their latter years. His mother had been hit by a truck, and years later, developed a dementia that threatened her life, though thankfully it turned out to be temporary. More

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Review Anything August: Courtney McDermott – ‘Filling Up the Moon’ (Non-fiction)
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This review was written in response to a submission to BDCwire’s “Review Anything August” campaign. The opinions in this review are those solely of the author and not of BDCwire as a publication. Stay tuned to BDCwire for more reviews from this feature.

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Review Anything August: Nate Lopez – ‘Poorly Edited’
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This review was written in response to a submission to BDCwire’s “Review Anything August” campaign. The opinions in this review are those solely of the author and not of BDCwire as a publication. Stay tuned to BDCwire for more reviews from this feature. 

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