My Economy: Using the jobs you hate for creative fodder

Mar 22, 2019
Halle Butler hated working. Now she writes about it.
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How a form of note-taking became a way to practice mindfulness

Ryder Carroll, inventor of the bullet journal, on how pen and paper can transform your life.
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Why every generation should have its own 'Star Trek'

Sep 5, 2016
Brannon Braga, a showrunner, talked to us about his time working behind the scenes.
Showrunner Brannon Braga says there's no show out there like "Star Trek."
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John Green doesn't call himself a writer

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But he's still a best-selling author. And he's keeping his YouTube day job.

PEN is mighty, but needs to recruit new generation of writers

Mar 12, 2013
The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.

Literary voices: Writers reflect on the word 'hope'

Jan 25, 2013
Four years ago, the word 'hope' became intertwined with Barack Obama's presidential campaign and his first days in office. This week, he had his second inauguration. Four writers explore the meaning of the word 'hope' in today's world.
Visitors walk past Shepard Fairey's portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama, based on a photograph by Mannie Garcia, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on January 19, 2013, two days before Obama's second inauguration.
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Literary voices: Why we need 'hope'

Jan 23, 2013
Author Margaret Atwood reflects on the word 'hope,' and its importance since Barack Obama's campaign message four years ago.

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Literary voices: Why 'hope' isn't always a good thing

Jan 22, 2013
Writer Jeffrey Eugenides on the notion of hope, four years after Barack Obama used it in his presidential campaign.

Born on Inauguration Day: Words to live by

Jan 17, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and Inauguration-Day baby -- Robert Olen Butler discusses his work and and the role that presidential characters play in his fiction.

Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances

Jan 17, 2013
It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.