Sweet, Sweet Danger: OR, The Differences Between Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

Being taught how to write is like being given a golden ticket into Wonka’s chocolate factory. Go in there, and express yourself! Go Crazy! Make cool stuff! Build! Imagine! Envision! Fashion! Formulate! Produce! Play! Create! Construct! Compose! Write! However, there are two rules you need to follow if you don’t want unleash trouble. Rule #1…
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Let ‘er Buck

Consider the riot of images the Rodeo evokes: Broncs – rearing out of a chute all belly and brass; Bulls – twisting bodies, slinging snot; Cowboys – rolled hat brims pulled low, spurs grazing over a horse’s shoulder. Consider also a slim and elegant Vassar grad with a patrician profile and a Nikon camera turning dust…
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88 Years with Oscar

The 2016 Academy Awards are coming. The nominees have been announced, opinions expressed, and changes made on all sides. You could probably name a few of the most prominent winners in the history of the Oscars, but how much do you know about the history itself? The Academy Awards have been given to members of the…
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day. A day to celebrate that special someone? A Hallmark Holiday? Singles' Awareness Day? If you ask me, it's none of those things. Valentine's Day is all about the candy. And what better way to commemorate the day than with a sweet treat like Steve Almond's Candyfreak, a book the profiles the makers of candies…
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