The Protagonist: Barbara Longley on Writing in Niche “Contemporary and Paranormal Romance”

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ffpcover3 Minnesota-based author Barbara Longley writes contemporary and paranormal romance. “I can see the eye-rolling,” she says, but “good writing is good writing, and every great story involves a romance.” Longley’s website describes her work as “Romance with a touch of Celtic magic.” What does romance mean to Longley? “Romance is the guarantee of a satisfying [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to Find . . . an Apartment

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

woman By Meredith Russo lady noun [ley-dee] 1. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken. 2. any woman; female.   smart(s) noun [smahrt] 1. a sharp local pain, usually superficial, as from a wound, blow, or sting. 2. keen mental suffering, as from wounded feelings, affliction, grievous loss, etc. 3. Slang. intelligence; common sense.   [&hellip
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“On the Road with Mitt & The Mutt”

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Politics

Dog-on-the-Roof In time for tonight’s debate, and the election season, famed political satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin lampoons the infamous Romney family adventure in Dog on the Roof: On the road with Mitt and the Mutt. For the first time, Kluger and Slavin present the completely true—only mildly embellished—story of Seamus Romney, the Irish setter [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Simon Lazarus Vasta’s Getting-To-Know-You Playlist

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St.-Vincent-David-Byrne-Love-This-Giant By Simon Lazarus Vasta   Hello, And welcome to Now Take Them Out, Devils. Every Wednesday, I’ll be providing music coverage in the form of reviews, playlists, interviews, and concert reviews, and I thought it would be neat to kick things off with a kind of getting-to-know-you mix. It isn’t representative of everything I dig, but [&hellip
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@BYTES1GHz Tech: Nerds Find Cure For Down’s Syndrome; Abort Fetus

Written by @BYTES1GHz on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Sex & Relationships, Technology

happy-couple-sonogram According to movies and television it is a scientific fact that Nerds have long been plagued with debilitating social diseases such as acne, braces, limp wrist, four-eyes, and polio. But now the Wizards over at the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington have crafted a method of casting the Sequence Genome spell [&hellip
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Doug Strassler’s Pros and Cons of Seth MacFarlane as Oscar Host

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seth-macfarlane Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, producers of this winter’s 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast, bucked tradition with yesterday’s announcement of writer-director-cynic Seth MacFarlane as this year’s host. Instead of beloved industry vets like Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg or Steve Martin, or even fresher film celebrities like James Franco, Anne Hathaway, and Hugh Jackman, ABC is [&hellip
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When We Talk About Labor: Sam Parker Looks at the Puzzling Why America Looks at Unions

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Via Wiki Commons Members of two prominent labor unions found themselves without contracts this month, the agreements with their respective employers expired and negotiations for new ones stalemated over arguments over the concessions the workers would have to make. One group, the Chicago Public Schools teachers’ union, was on strike in an attempt to mitigate the impact standardized [&hellip
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