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Creatively Speaking: MeetingBoy
Read on to win a new Meeting Boy wall calendar! We have a nice interview/contest today with someone you need to know about if you don't already. PC World named him one of the 10 Funniest People On Twitter. Like Racer X, no one really knows who MeetingBoy is, but whoever is behind this madness is one hilarious, talented fella. Tweeting out quips and one-liners, he's amassed close to 80,000 followers on Twitter as @MeetingBoy. I first got to know him (well, as much as you can know a masked-man) after he... READ ON
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A chat with Jeff Garlin
Jeff Garlin co-stars and executive produces the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The unique comedy, which is one of the rare television shows to become part of the national zeitgeist, stars Seinfeld creator Larry David, with Garlin portraying his loyal manager. Born and raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City... READ ON
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An interview with Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander is known to TV audiences around the world, of course, as George Costanza on Seinfeld, a role which garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards. He's also appeared in numerous films like Pretty Woman, in TV commercials, and in Broadway musicals where he won a Tony for his role in Jerome Robbins' Broadway. He also starred alongside Martin Short in the acclaimed L.A. production of The Producers. More recently, he's... READ ON
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Chris Anderson on the path to the post-print future
On the heels of last week's iPad announcement, I had the good fortune yesterday of asking Chris Anderson via telephone what he thinks will happen to print magazines (and publishing in general) as we move further and further into a digital space. If you don't know Chris, check out the current issue of Wired magazine on newsstands now; he wrote the cover story "The New Industrial Revolution." Or check out any issue of Wired post 2001—Chris is Editor In Chief. He's also the author of one of my favorite... READ ON
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xkcd: the exclusive interview
A fan of Randall Munroe's brilliant webcomic xkcd? Well, today we've got an exclusive interview with the stickmeister himself, just in time for the release of his first book: Volume 0 recently published by our friends over @Breadpig.com. Plus, we're going to give you a chance to win a free copy of the book! (stick around and see details at the end of the post) But first, the interview... DI: For the ignorant among us, or those too lazy to check out your Web site: what's the deal with xkcd?... READ ON
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Wednesday with Mitch
Chances are, you've heard of Mitch Albom, or at least one of his hugely best-selling books, Tuesdays with Morrie or The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Or maybe you saw one of the movie versions of those books that he helped write. Or maybe you've read one of his sports books, like the biography of football coach Bo Schembechler. Or, if you live in Mitch's hometown of Detroit, you might know him as that famous ESPN guy walking around town, covering sports. Even if you don't... READ ON
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Adam Chodikoff: Investigative Humorist
[caption id="attachment_35247" align="alignleft" width="561" caption="Adam Chodikoff at Comedy Central offices. - Photo By Talaya Centeno (for... READ ON
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A.J. Jacobs - The Ultimate Guinea Pig
If you enjoy my posts on this blog, you have A.J. Jacobs to thank. Yes, Mr. Know-it-All was the guy who recommended me to Will Pearson and Mangesh about a year before we all started blogging here. In fact, A.J. was planning to do some more regular blogging back in the early days, too, and was on a lot of our early conference calls as we plotted to take over of the blogosphere!!!! [insert maniacal Austin Powers laugh] (Did you read Jason's post last week? Clearly we're well on our way now!)... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: GoodSearch's Ken Ramberg
In 1988, before the Internet was widely available to college students, Ken Ramberg and his mother Connie, founded a service called JobTRAK. Employers would submit job openings to JobTRAK, who would then fax them to college career offices. They grew profitable through the '90s, using the Web, of course, and were bought out in 2000 by Monster. This was ultimately bad news for JobTRAK (which became MonsterTRAK and then eventually died earlier this year), but good news for the non profit world. Why? Because... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Mike Sacks
I first discovered Mike Sacks on McSweeney's. He's a hilarious writer, who's also penned pieces for mags like The New Yorker and... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Jimmy Pardo
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Creatively Speaking: Joshua Davis
We're thrilled to have Joshua Davis in the house today. If you don't know his writing, it's high time you checked it out. His latest piece, which appeared in last month's Wired is a great place to start. A story about one of the most amazing diamond heists in recent history, the piece has been optioned by J.J. Abrams and is now being developed into a feature film (many of Davis's pieces are in development with various studios). Davis is also the author of the very cool book, The Underdog (How I Survived... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Motionbox.com
One of the great things about doing this interview series for you all, is that I get to meet all kinds of interesting people busy creating all kinds of interesting Web sites, books, music, etc. Today, I'm going to turn you all on to my new, favorite video sharing and video storage site, Motionbox.com, which, by my way of thinking, blows the competition away. Started by Chris O'Brien, Andrew Wason and Josh Grotstein, Motionbox allows you to upload/store as many gigs of video as you want,... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Charles Todd
Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with not one, but two authors who go by the name Charles Todd. If you're into historical fiction, murder mystery or crime thrillers, you probably already know that Charles Todd is the name for a very successful mother and son writing team: Caroline and Charles Todd. Their historical mysteries revolve around Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, solving murder cases in England, post-World War I. Their new novel, A Matter of Justice, was... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Shai Reshef
A new university is opening its doors this April, and guess what? It's going to be 100% tuition-free! University of the People, the brainchild of an Israeli entrepreneur named Shai Reshef, will be a virtual school, the world's first tuition-free, Internet-based academic institution. The idea is pretty remarkable in its simplicity: provide universal access to college—even in the poorest parts of the world. "Education, just like democracy, should be a right, not a... READ ON
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Creatively Speaking: Hallie Ephron
Creatively Speaking continues today with author and journalist Hallie Ephron. You've probably heard of her sister, Nora, and we've written here on this blog before about another Ephron sister, Amy, but would you believe all four Ephron girls are accomplished writers? And if that wasn't enough, how about this: Mom and Dad Ephron were also successful writers! (playwrights and screenwriters) Hallie has a new novel out called Never Tell a Lie, a wonderful mystery set in and around New... READ ON

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