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David Mamet: Writing truly dramatic scenes

David Mamet: Writing truly dramatic scenes

The Unit, about the lives and adventures of a special-ops military unit, ran on CBS from 2006-2009. The show’s executive producer was David Mamet — a man who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Glengarry Glen Ross, and screenwriting Oscar nominations for The Verdict and Wag the Dog. After the TV program’s cancellation, a memo from executive Mamet to the writing team (drafted before the show first aired) found its way to the web. It offered some fascinating insight...

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Poll: Oxford comma

Poll: Oxford comma

Get the scoop on both views: The Oxford comma: Do you or don’t you? Vote: Are you for or against the Oxford comma? Vote anonymously, or with G+, Facebook or...

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Why (& how) to set up 2-step authentication

Why (& how) to set up 2-step authentication

by Nancy J Price It has many different names — including 2-step authentication, two-factor authentication, login verification and second sign-in verification — but it all boils down to the same thing: Extra security for your information and all the work you’ve created. The concept is simple: to gain access to any given account, the person requesting it will need two separate pieces of information. Two-factor authentication requires: Something you know (such as a password)...

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