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Reinvent yourself: What you need to write Act 2 of your life

“Reinvent yourself” is a modern mantra for countless Americans. In the years since digital disruption and the economic recession, we still see proof all around us. So many Americans are having to reinvent themselves to keep their careers going, to find a new one, or just to make a living. We say we’re reinventing ourselves,[…]

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Focus on the Story: Wild for photographer’s amazing life

Melissa Harris is the author of “A Wild Life,” a new photography book about renowned wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols, due June 6. The book charts Alabama-born Nichols’ development of his environmental calling, and the great adventure photo-stories of his life. Those came first for GEO and Rolling Stone, and then National Geographic in recent decades. Harris,[…]

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What’s Her Story: Cartoonist carries on the ‘Peanuts’ Legacy

For cartoonist Paige Braddock, the “Peanuts” gang means spreading sweet bliss every day of the year. She is the creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates in Northern California. Paige oversees the visual and editorial direction for all “Peanuts” licensed products all over the world. A cartoonist herself, she has drawn several “Peanuts” books, the[…]

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Why you need to support independent bookstores like this one

In recognition of Independent Bookstores Day (Saturday, May 29), I’m republishing this profile of Atlanta’s indomitable A Cappella Books, a real treasure, from a couple of years ago. Like newspapers and the music business, bookstores everywhere have taken an evolutionary hit in the digital age. Many have folded up, including all the Borders chain and Atlanta’s Outwrite.[…]

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Why ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Is More Than an Ad

“The Lego Batman Movie” seems simple enough for most kids and parents. It’s a cartoon about a bunch of toy superheroes. But for adults in communications, is it something else? A two-hour commercial? An epic, elegant example of content marketing and brand storytelling? Or, as my comics-loving pal said, is it simply the best “Batman”[…]