Pixar’s Brave, long-anticipated (at least in some circles), was released to surprisingly lukewarm reviews.  As of the writing, it holds 77% on Rotten Tomatoes (edging out Cars, at 74%) and an […]

My previous two posts discussed the art of providing helpful criticism.  This time, I’ll be discussing the author’s side of the process: How to receive criticism so that you get […]

Last time, I discussed the different types of criticism and how your methods should vary accordingly.  This time, I’ll discuss general rules that you should always follow when critiquing someone […]

Everyone’s a critic. This is a shame, because not everyone is good at it.  Everyone has an opinion and seems to think that, not only are all (or, at least, […]

Maurice Sendak died yesterday at the age of 83. Considering that we were all children once, adults understand children rather poorly, a fact which all too often comes to light […]

To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness. – Lady Augusta Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest Being a parent […]