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Nearly Killed a Man for Insulting My Mother: A Review of "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance

JD Vance is a Yale-trained lawyer and venture capitalist. To an outside perspective, his life appears blessed. But what many people didn’t know until recently about the young Southern lawyer was that he grew up in poverty, the grandson of Appalachian “Hillbillies.”

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5 Ways Video Marketing Will Be Different in 2019

Video marketing continues to grow as a leading source of customer outreach. Cisco has famously predicted that video will account for nearly 85% of internet traffic by 2021. Combined with current stats such as 78% of people watch online video each week or that 59% of executives admit that they would rather watch a video than read text, it’s clear that future will be cinematic. Here are some ideas of how those trends will be present in 2019.

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A Tiny Place to Call My Own - Review of "The Big Tiny" by Dee Williams

Last week, during our trip up to Missoula, MT, we passed a “tiny home” being pulled by a pickup truck somewhere north of Salt Lake City. Tiny homes are usually small, wooden cabins that are built onto a trailer bed. It was the first time I had ever seen one in person, though goodness knows I had read about them for years. Jay Shafer is credited with creating the “tiny house” movement, which in a very un-American way, suggests that you/I/we can live happily in a “house” the size of a large area rug.

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Author William Goldman's Easter Egg in "the Princess Bride"

Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman died yesterday at the age of 87. He was considered one of the greats of 20th Century cinema, winning two Academy Awards, first for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and then later for All the President’s Men.

However, for me, William Goldman will always be the author and screenwriter of the Princess Bride, which along with Beetlejuice and Heathers still ranks as my favorite movies of my awkward high school adolescence.

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Beautiful Sorrow: Nick Cave on Love and Loss

Singer, songwriter, and author Nick Cave has been one of my favorite musicians for years. Straddling a unique place somewhere between literate poet and punk rock romantic, Cave’s music has often been dark, violent and unexpectedly touching. With his black suits and deep baritone, there is something perfect about his image as an intellectual rock star.

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