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Authors@Google: Tina Fey

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Tina Fey joins Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside chat about her new book, Bossypants.

Rainn Wilson: Why the Awkward Humor on “The Office” Is Funny

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Ricky Gervais was able to capitalize on a generational shift with an understanding that so much of the comedy is not set up, set up, punch line. It really is about characters behaving and the reactions to that behavior.

Insults by Shakespeare – April Gudenrath

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"You're a fishmonger!" By taking a closer look at Shakespeare's words--specifically his insults--we see why he is known as a master playwright whose works transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world.

How to Write and Pitch a Winning Book Proposal – Scott Gold

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In Chapter 13 of 17, while working as a literary agent Scott Gold learns the realities of book proposal writing. Understanding proposal writing balance involves equal parts showcasing writer voice / story idea and mar...

Leaving Goldman Sachs Banking for Philanthropy and Arts Job

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In Chapter 2 of 13, Phil McKenzie departs his Goldman Sachs trading role to join a Brooklyn non-profit. There, he builds start-up publishing company Free Magazine, catered to modern professionals - Renaissance men - i...

Neri Oxman: On Designing Form

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Architect Neri Oxman is the founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design initiative expanding the boundaries of computational form-generation and material engineering. Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most ...

Sophie Morgan ideaCity10

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If people want to instigate change, they have to do it themselves. Sophie Morgan discusses how she's working to change perceptions of disability through art. She talks specifically on founding the IMPerfect Campaign, ...

Fernando Botero’s “Abu Ghraib” – A Conversation with the Artist

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Fernando Botero, the most famous living Latin American artist, will display his Abu Ghraib paintings at the University of California, Berkeley. These 47 paintings and drawings belong to a long tradition of artistic st...

John Waters: Good Taste and Bad Taste

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The filmmaker was raised with "fascist-ly good taste"—which is probably why he rebelled. But he's thankful for this upbringing because "you can't have fun with bad taste unless you know the rules to break."

Rives: A story of mixed emoticons

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Rives -- star of the Bravo special "Ironic Iconic America" -- tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet.

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