Video: My Top Halloween Horror Movies

October 25, 2017 Featured Comments (0) 867

Let’s take a little break from the horror that is American politics, in favor of another type of horror. It’s Halloween, and I’m here to help you find the perfect movie for your next graveyard smash. From John Carpenter’s 1982 THE THING (my all-time favorite) to more recent classics like IT FOLLOWS and THE BABADOOK, here are a few of my favorite horror movies of all time.

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Video: What is the Death Tax?

October 25, 2017 Featured, In The News Comments (0) 738

Seven Minutes on the Estate Tax and why it's important.

With Republicans in control of Congress and Donald Trump in the White House, we’re hearing a lot about repealing the “Death Tax,” better known as the Federal Estate Tax. But what IS the Death Tax, and who actually pays it? Once you know the truth, you may feel differently about repeal.

You can learn lots more about the Estate Tax, and other taxes, by visiting the Tax Policy Center.

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Video: Could Silencers Make Mass Shootings Worse?

October 8, 2017 Featured, In The News Comments (0) 845

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSb0IH513l4

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Video: Five Reasons You Should NOT Self-Publish Your Book

July 21, 2016 Video Blog, Writing Comments (0) 568

One of the most frequent questions I hear from other writers is whether it’s a good idea to self-publish their books.
Trying to break into traditional publishing with a big or small house, or even just finding an agent, is a long and frustrating process that involves just a ton of rejection.
You’ve worked hard on your book, and you just want to find some readers. Self-publishing seems like a way to bypass a lot of hurdles and start your career.
I get why it’s tempting, but here are five good reasons I think you should not self-publish.

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TMBG Countdown #6: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

April 25, 2015 Pop Culture, Reviews Comments (1) 558

First release: Flood, 1990

(This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.)

Flood was the record that started it all for so many TMBG fans, and still holds up as one of their best records from start to finish; but I’d wager half or more of those fans first encountered this song not on Flood, but on Tiny Tunes Adventures, in the form of the video above.

As for me, this was another of those songs they played at weekend dances at my summer nerd camp. Yep. Dances. I distinctly remember dancing around playing an air violin.

Yep.

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