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  • Children love learning
    Public Survey About Common Core: Do You Know Enough?
    A recent poll with 5,000 adult participants was conducted last spring by Education Next. Education Next is a journal published by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Among other findings the survey demonstrated that more than 75% of...
  • Chicago Knits Magazine
    Chicago team is seeking Kickstart help to launch a local knitting magazine
    The greater Chicago area, with over thirty local yarn shops and more than one thriving local knitting guild to its credit, is about to see a new splash on the shelves next to publications such as Vogue Knitting Magazine and Interweave Knits. The...
  • Liberty and Security in a Changing World (Report cover)
    About the recently released NSA report
    President Barack Obama had commissioned his review team on or about Aug. 12, 2013 about Intelligence Collection and Communication Technologies. That team has now published its report and it has been released. The attached Times Minute video report...
  • Pencils in a row
    On the write track
    This new Examiner column will be focus on writing for publication. (Of course, even if you aren’t interested in being published, you will still find useful advice here.)Writing for publication is an entirely different experience than writing...
  • Stay on your films toes: post-award season tips
    Stay on your films toes: post-award season tips
    The critics have spoken on 2012 and the big award shows we all know and love have passed for the moment: Oscars, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, Critics’ Choice, Spirit Awards, SAG. The box office might not be waving a proud flag for...
  • Rowling
    Rowling takes career in new direction
    In her only U.S. newspaper interview before Thursday's publication of The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown, $35), Rowling, in a sit-down interview in the Scottish capital where she lives, shares with USA TODAY why she wrote the novel that takes...
  • Christian Activities Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    Christian Activities Marks Two Decades October 2012
    Christian Activities will celebrate two decades of publication in October 2012. Christian Activities Magazine was launched on October 1, 1992 by Examiner columnist Kathryn E. Darden as a monthly Christian music print newsletter serving Middle...
  • Clark Fork River
    Best selling NBC Montana weather calendar for 2012 is on sale
    The 2012 Montana Weather Calendar, sponsored by NBC Montana stations, is filled with beautiful and weather-related Montana photographs along with fascinating weather information.Two weather calendars are available for 2012:Weekly 6" x 9"...
  • West Virginia's largest archive of ghost stories published
    West Virginia's largest archive of ghost stories published
    True West Virginia Ghost Stories is a collection of over 400 hair-raising stories passed down for many generations in the Mountain State.Over the past twelve years these stories have been archived by West Virginia Ghosts (see website) and for the...
  • Reader's Digest magazines
    Writer's Digest short (short) story competition
    There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people claiming to be an aspiring writer. Some see exactly how much is involved in catching the eye of a notable publishing company or balk at the amount of effort necessary to create a manuscript, and...
  • Tessa Smith McGovern
    Tessa Smith McGovern provides the sweetest escape: the eChook
    There is no better escape than into the written world of story. But it’s a time consuming voyage, as inhaling a book takes the speediest readers at least a few hours. Award-winning short story writer Tessa Smith McGovern has found the...
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    Call for submissions: Crab Orchard Review is seeking written material
    Crab Orchard Review, a publication produced by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale English Department and with partial funding from the Illinois Arts Council, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, has an open call for...