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How To Inspire Your Creativity

I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to find ideas. While everyone wants to be stricken with an idea, sometimes it’s not possible and it’s just about banging things out until something hits. In fact, some of my best ones were forced and

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Top Ten Actors Who Played Themselves

There’s a special place in Heaven* for actors who have the guts to play themselves. To look that deeply into your own navel and actually come out with something interesting and/or hilarious is a rare gift. Here’s my list of ten (or thirteen) souls have

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Top Ten Most Wildly Inappropriate Songs

Sometimes the muse comes to a musician’s door and asks them to write a song that’s downright inappropriate because it’s about all those little things nobody likes to say out loud. Below are ten songs that make you think “ew” or “that’s just wrong”. 10. Jessie’s

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Top Ten Keanu Reeves Films

Keanu Reeves: enigmatic, charismatic, a guilty pleasure. He was born in Lebanon on September 2nd 1964 to Patricia Bond, a costume designer and performer. Reeves began acting when he was 9, making his screen acting debut in an episode of “Hangin’ In”, and eventually landing his first major studio

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Top Ten Romantic Comedies of All Time

  10. Manhattan (1979) – With one of the best film introductions in history, a brilliant voiceover, and a beautiful usage of George Gershwin’s music ~ nothing gets much better than this little film… except for the following 9 films.Woody Allen stars as Isaac Davis, a TV

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Top Ten Tumblr Blogs

The Tumblr universe is vast. From the endless GIF blog nebulas to the ever-expanding galaxies of nail art, it’s a sprawling, mostly unnavigable, awe-inspiring mess. How to find the meme-iest gems, or at the very least some face-melting photos? It’s been two years since I

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Five of the Cleverest Casino Heists

We might have romantic notions about casino heists thanks to films like Ocean’s Eleven, but the reality is often more ugly than we’d like to believe. However, some of the world’s most famous heists have involved more ingenuity than simply storming in and brandishing a

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Meta: Susan Sontag On Why Lists Appeal to Us

                            “The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Eco famously proclaimed. Whether or not he was right about origin, the list is very much a currency of culture, today’s favorite attention-exploitation device

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How to Write a Screenplay or Tell a Better Story

How to Write a Screenplay or Tell a Better Story View more presentations from Victor Pineiro I woke up sometime last week and decided I wanted to write a Storytelling/Screenwriting 101 presentation. For one, a bunch of my friends have been asking me to take