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I’m thrilled to bring you today’s episode of poorly written legislation in the USA, complements of California, the same state that brought you cancer warnings on bread and other fun and well-meaning laws. The subject of today’s legislation is bill “AB-1570: Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia” which was passed earlier this month. As Teleread reports,
From today until October 3rd, my book The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle will be on sale for $8.99 via my publisher’s website. If you’ve been putting off getting a copy, now is the perfect time! Click here to purchase it direct from Fantastic Journyes Publishing.
For this second installment of Music Mondays, I want to throw at you guys something a little happier. One of the genres I rely on the most when I’m writing is Epic Classical, which is an emerging genre that sometimes gets called “movie trailer music” and is essentially a split off Orchestrated Rock. Which is
Listening to music is a big part of my writing process. So, today I’m starting a series of posts I’m calling Music Monday. The first piece I want to share is Prophecies, by Philip Glass. Taken from the soundtrack of the film Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Prophecies is the longer version of the opening piece that shares
Well this is fun! Just a few days after I made my last post in which I mused over who would be the next great influence on our language, the Oxford English Dictionary has announced the addition of several words coined by author Roald Dahl. Revised entries in this range include those for words which
So, a post that’s been making the rounds on social media recently caught my eye. It makes the wonderful point about how people who speak English natively use a particular rule almost by intuition, while non-native speakers have to learn it ‘from scratch’ so to speak. Things native English speakers know, but don’t know we
Something that just came across my radar is the trailer for a new film titled “Arrival” which was released last Tuesday by Paramount Pictures. Obviously trailers are only a contorted glimpse of the final film, and marketing teams have been known to botch how a film is presented in its trailers before (eg, the “Lady
As of late there’s been a lot more ado about Scarlett Johansson portraying Major Kusanagi in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live action movie. I try not to shy away from controversial topics on this website, and the portrayal of characters in film as a difference race than in their source material is something
I’m at a bit of a loss for how to start this review except to say that I’m no expert on violins. I just started learning how to play one, so if there are any factual errors in Toby Faber’s Stradavari’s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection then they’re completely
We all know that Hollywood is obsessed with remakes and sequels, and it seems that audiences are pretty OK with that since they keep going to see them. It’s a topic of hopelessness and distress for many enthusiasts who just want something fresh. And although many articles and blog posts have been written over the