24
Jul

Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody.

24
Jul
To begin with, you need to write. This seems axiomatic because it is. The only way to amass a pile of words into a book is to shovel some every single day. No days off. You have to form this habit; without it you are screwed. I’m going to assume everyone who keeps reading already has this down. If you don’t — you won’t make it. My best advice on how to form this habit is twofold: Get comfortable staring at a blank screen and not writing. This is a skill. If you can not write and avoid filling that time with distractions, you’ll get to the point where you start writing. Open your manuscript and just be with it.
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Hugh Howey, author of the famous Wool series, offers his advice to aspiring writers – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of writing advice.

For the ultimate resource, see the famous writers’ collected advice on writing. And for empirical evidence of this rain-or-shine approach to writing, see the daily routines of great authors

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24
Jul

mymodernmet:

Photographer Dalton Portella captured these dramatic photos depicting the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather.

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24
Jul
thedailydoodles:

"Nothing in Common"(Part 11 in the ongoing saga of Wayne and Isabella, the Ghosts with Relationship Problems)
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Isabella The Ghost, miserably married for 3 years now (and 4 years before the divorce), share another conversation-less long car ride to her horrible mother’s house for the weekend.
As they don’t share the same taste in music, they’ll each whine if they have to listen to what the other likes to listen to, so instead they listen to nothing at all so that at least nobody gets what they want.  
Every conversation has been had, every last scrap of tepid small talk has been uttered, every complaint about work and friends shared, and every little habit and quirk of their respective personalities manages to annoy the other simply by existing.  
After the initial attraction and shared interest in not being alone had worn off, it is painfully clear that Wayne and Isabella have nothing in common.
Isabella remembers when Wayne would try to make her laugh; the long drives through the countryside would go so quickly, how happy and free she felt… but she can’t even fathom how that feeling existed before.  It seems so foreign, like it happened in a past life.
Now all they have in common is the endless, tense silence.   
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thedailydoodles:

"Nothing in Common"
(Part 11 in the ongoing saga of Wayne and Isabella, the Ghosts with Relationship Problems)

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Isabella The Ghost, miserably married for 3 years now (and 4 years before the divorce), share another conversation-less long car ride to her horrible mother’s house for the weekend.

As they don’t share the same taste in music, they’ll each whine if they have to listen to what the other likes to listen to, so instead they listen to nothing at all so that at least nobody gets what they want.  

Every conversation has been had, every last scrap of tepid small talk has been uttered, every complaint about work and friends shared, and every little habit and quirk of their respective personalities manages to annoy the other simply by existing.  

After the initial attraction and shared interest in not being alone had worn off, it is painfully clear that Wayne and Isabella have nothing in common.

Isabella remembers when Wayne would try to make her laugh; the long drives through the countryside would go so quickly, how happy and free she felt… but she can’t even fathom how that feeling existed before.  It seems so foreign, like it happened in a past life.

Now all they have in common is the endless, tense silence.   

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26
Jun

Which beloved ‘Boy Meets World’ characters return for the sequel?

Which beloved ‘Boy Meets World’ characters return for the sequel?

After nearly two years of anticipation, the “Boy Meets World” sequel “Girl Meets World” finally premieres on Friday (9:45 p.m.), giving us the first glimpse of the sitcom’s beloved characters since ABC’s “TGIF” show ended in 2000.

The new Disney Channel show follows Riley (Rowan Blanchard), the 12-year-old daughter of “BMW” couple Cory and Topanga Matthews, who are living in New York City with their family.

But the high school sweethearts (reprised by stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel) aren’t the only “Boy Meets World” alums returning for the sequel — here’s a look at all the familiar characters who will be dropping by.

Cory Matthews (Ben Savage)

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Cory is now a history teacher at the middle school his daughter attends and has taken on the sequel’s Mr. Feeney (William Daniels) role, using his history lessons to teach Riley and her friends about life and growing up.

Topanga Matthews (Danielle Fishel)

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Topanga — who moved to New York with Cory to pursue a law internship at the end of “BMW” — is now juggling her career as a lawyer with raising Riley and her little brother Auggie (August Maturo).

Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong)

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Cory’s childhood best friend is still in his life. Shawn will appear in at least two episodes, including a holiday-themed episode where he befriends Riley’s best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), who like him has a troubled past.

Mr. Feeney (William Daniels)

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Cory’s longtime mentor and former next-door neighbor — now in his 80s — appears in the “Girl Meets World” pilot (we assume to help Cory with some words of wisdom).

Stuart Minkus (Lee Norris)

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Minkus, left, now has a son of his own Farkle, right.Photo: Everett Collection/Splash News

Cory’s geeky former classmate and friend now has a son of his own, Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis), a similarly nerdy kid who has a crush on Riley and Maya.

Harley Keiner (Danny McNulty)

Karma is rough — Cory’s former high school bully on “Boy Meets World” apparently now works as a janitor at the school Riley attends, judging by this Instagram photo.

Alan and Amy Matthews (William Russ and Betsy Randle)

Cory’s parents reprise their roles in the holiday-themed episode where they share a dinner table with the Matthews family, Maya and Shawn.

Joshua Matthews (Uriah Shelton)

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Cory’s younger brother — who was just a newborn in the “Boy Meets World” finale — is now a teenager and uncle to Riley and Auggie. Joshua (played by a different actor) will appear in at least two episodes, according to IMDb.

25
Jun

Eminem On Kendrick Lamar: “He Raps To Be The Best Rapper In The World”

In a New York Times profile, Kendrick Lamar speaks on his “Yeezus Tour” experience with Kanye West.

Kendrick Lamar, who is profiled by The New York Times, explains why he’s a competitive emcee. 

“If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull,” Lamar says. “If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper…Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge. There’s really no aggression. You gotta say things particular, and everything is so soft.” 

Eminem, who also speaks on the matter in the piece, also addresses Kendrick Lamar’s competitive nature. 

"There’s a certain hunger that you can sense about Kendrick," Eminem says. "He raps to be the best rapper in the world. He competitive-raps. That’s one of the things that’s going to drive his career. He’s going to be around for a long time." 

Eminem addressed Kendrick Lamar in November 2013

"I completely respect what Kendrick does and the fact that he’s in the same camp, that he’s on Aftermath, only made sense to [have him on The Marshall Mathers LP 2],” Eminem said at the time. “He came to Detroit, we kicked it for a few minutes, you know, and I felt the vibe of what he’s like and everything, and you know, he’s a super cool and super humble dude. When we did that record, I think that was actually a week or two before he did the verse to ‘Control.’” 

Kendrick Lamar Details Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour Experience

The New York Times piece follows Kendrick Lamar while the rapper performed in Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour experience, a tour run West reportedly requested personally. 

“It’s a different kind of thrill when an actual artist asks you, when Kanye asks you,” he says. “Now I know he’s really interested in what I do.”

While Lamar was appreciative of West’s request, TDE’s President, Punch, says the label initially didn’t want Kendrick Lamar on the Yeezus Tour.

“Believe it or not, we were actually trying not to do the tour,” Punch says. “We wanted Kendrick to be recording that whole time.”

West “wasn’t taking no for an answer,” Punch says. West got Lamar a studio bus and gave him a co-starring role on the tour. 

“Kanye said he didn’t want to make it seem like we were just the opener,” Lamar says. “It was dope to have the actual headliner of the show want my show to be just as good as his.”

In January 2014, Lamar spoke about learning from West. 

"Kanye taught me to never to downplay your ideas,” Kendrick Lamar said at the time. “I learned to always stay as creative as possible and never have any boundaries. Those things that people called ‘rants’ on-stage are real conversations that we had behind closed doors — about business and how when you get to a certain level people won’t want to see you break through because they only see you as a rapper.” 

While Lamar has discussed learning from West in the past, as mentioned above, The New York Times piece provides additional insight regarding the dynamics between West and Lamar while they were on tour together. 

"It’s tempting to imagine that tour partnerships between an established star and an up-and-comer result in lots of communal bonding," the article says. "And of course sometimes they do. Bono has become famous for taking young bands out on the road with U2 and dispensing his so-called Bono Talk, a sermon on how to avoid the pitfalls of fame. Lamar knew people wanted to think this was happening between him and West, and he obliged within reason, dutifully explaining to journalists how much he was learning from West or telling an employee of his label who asked if they had been hanging out, ‘We haven’t really got an off day yet to chill out, but that’s the plan.’ But a mentor-mentee relationship wasn’t what was expected or desired, and it certainly was not what was happening." 

RELATED: Eminem Says Rappers Can’t Get Mad At Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

25
Jun
theparisreview:

Listen to Philip Gourevitch and Will Self discuss the legacy of George Orwell, who was born on this day in 1903.
25
Jun

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