Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’

I saw Cloud Atlas at a second-run theater over the weekend and hesitated to write such a late review. My justification is that many people either skipped this one at first run, are waiting to rent it because of the long

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Create Something

You’ll never be satisfied with your work if it constantly reflects the properties of others. Relying on the content of others is not bad at all until it becomes your model. Create something. If you have a good idea, write

What I Learned About Writing From Ian Flemming

Ian Flemming created one of the most iconic figures of modern times. James Bond. He wrote the original novels that would someday become immortalized in one of film’s biggest, and greatest achievements: the first real franchise for movies. I recently

Top 7 Movies of 2012

This was a fantastic year for movies, so I just had to make a list. Keep in mind that these are the movies I personally enjoyed the most and may not be for everyone. I did leave out some great

Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Like last year, I have made no resolutions this year. I find the exercise pointless, but probably not for the same reasons you do. The running gag is that we make resolutions and break them rapidly, putting people in two

New Professionals: Don’t Get Too Comfortable

There comes a point in the life of a new professional when you’ve achieved “comfort.” You’re happy. You’re used to your surroundings. You have the next year completely planned out to the dollar. For many, this is a godsend. A

5 Reasons Why Social Media Won’t Kill PR

I’ve often heard it said that social media and public relations are merging and becoming synonymous. “The New PR” if you will.  I typically hear this either from college students or professionals speaking out of context. Indeed, social media has