Author Archives: Melody Godfred

About Melody Godfred

Writer. Blogger. Editor. Thinker. Author. Check out my debut novel, THE AGENCY: HOLLYWOOD TALENT, CIA MANAGED: http://amzn.to/qqSGSy

Art We Love – Jon Smith’s High-Speed Rainbow Explosions

As creative creatures, we can find inspiration around every corner. Sometimes, our muse is words (the New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs is always a good start). Other times, it’s film or TV (Arrested Development, anyone?). And this Monday morning, it’s … Continue reading

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The Story Behind The Candelabra

Once upon a time, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh wanted to make a movie. A movie about Vegas showman Liberace and the love of his life.* Unfortunately, Liberace’s lover happened to be a man. And when it comes to obtaining financing, … Continue reading

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Blokket | The Latest Advance in Cell Phone Etiquette

More and more, when two people are in a room, at a dinner, or even in bed, they are actually engaging in a ménage à trois (or quatre). That’s because one or both people also happen to be on their … Continue reading

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Ottavio Missoni – A Colorful Icon Who Left His Signature Print On Fashion

Ottavio Missoni’s life was a lot like the signature knits in his Missoni line: colorful, instantly memorable and zigzagging beautifully along an eclectic, kaleidoscopic path. The fashion icon, who founded the design powerhouse Missoni with his wife Rosita, died this … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing ‘S’ – Fashion Industry and Grammar-Defying Jargon

“Is it that the soft, curvaceous form of the letter S offends these rail-thin style mavens? Will they start using other letters in its place? Perhaps K or Z with their bold and angular lines will become a more fashionable … Continue reading

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2013 Met Gala – ‘Punk Couture’ and The Power of Creative Collaborations

Sometimes, when two entities come together, it’s a match made in creativity heaven. Think: Andy Warhol and Basquiat, Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent, Tex-Mex cuisine, and good ‘ole Rock ‘N’ Roll (originally a fusion of blues, gospel and country). But … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Breaks – Bad Luck + Bad Nursery Rhyme References

It’s not everyday I hear a story that inspires an extended nursery rhyme reference. Or one that makes the morning commute on the 405N seem a little more bearable. But miraculously enough, this story I heard on NPR one morning … Continue reading

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Songs That Use Poor Grammar – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

It’s a reoccurring dream of mine: The Ed Sullivan Show stage, 1966. A young Mick Jagger saunters up to the mic, his bony knees bumping together with each step. He’s wearing some kind of tight pants and a smug grin … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo Trailer | Write In Color Loves Audrey Tautou + Michel Gondry

Every now and then comes a film that will change your life. Interestingly, Audrey Tautou happens to be in most of them. The star of Amelie is the lead in Mood Indigo, Michel Gondry’s first French language film. Simply put, … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s 445 Birthday | Write In Color Celebrates The Bard

Not many people have their birthdays celebrated posthumously, but not many people are William Shakespeare. Interestingly enough, his birth date is a mere approximation, since we aren’t sure exactly when he was born. Here are some other interesting facts you … Continue reading

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