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The Great Paradox of Creativity

When my college creative writing teacher asked me about my sloppy essay, I explained myself in clear terms: “I am a writer. Therefore, I must be completely free to create.” by David Trottier It sounded reasonable then, and maybe you agree with me now. After all, the “right brain”—the inner artist—operates at peak creativity when the “left brain”—the inner critic—is …

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Mini Review – Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty  Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson  This is not an action film. At least, not until late in the piece. The story of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is based on painstaking research by writer Mark Boal, and the story covers the ten years of grinding intelligence work (and grinding of Al Qaeda suspects) that preceded …