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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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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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Think (Or Don’t Think) Before You Write – Writerus Plannerus vs. Writerus Doerus

Whenever I talk to a fellow writer about his or her latest masterpiece, the conversation always ends up at the same age-old creative crossroads: is it better to outline first or to simply write? I’m a doer, and for some … Continue reading

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Archer Pro – Typography’s Golden Child

What do Martha Stewart, Wells Fargo, Father’s Office, the NFL and Bare Escentuals have in common? Archer Pro. In case you haven’t noticed, this little slab serif has taken the design world by storm. Maybe it’s the way its j, … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert – Remembering A True Story Connoisseur

“Citizen Kane and vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream.” That was Roger Ebert’s immediate answer when he was asked years ago what movie and food would be abundant in heaven. It provides a bit of solace to think that the legendary film … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Find Your Inner Writer (and Your Writer’s Network)

If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, the acronym may sound like a complicated science project involving gene mapping and that pesky periodic table (and for some right brainers such as myself, that’s one scary thought). But that quirky acronym translates … Continue reading

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A Eulogy for Newsweek In Print – An All-Digital Horizon

This morning as I was driving into work, I was greeted with the latest news industry news: Newsweek’s print edition will go the way of the dinosaur at the end of the year. The weekly news magazine will still be … Continue reading

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2012 Pulitzer Prizes – Don’t Let Awards Be Your Benchmark

When the Pulitzer Prize committee ushered in its 2012 winners yesterday, it was no surprise that media outlets such as The New York Times, the Associated Press and the Huffington Post racked up journalism awards. But did you notice one … Continue reading

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