Why Mary Robinette Kowal Traded in Puppets for Science Fiction
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A “catastrophic puppeteer injury” wouldn’t mean the beginning of an award-winning career for most people—but Mary Robinette Kowal is a different sort of someone. Science fiction author Kowal has led a fascinating life in the arts. And it all started with puppets. I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything. And I

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Screenwriting Maven Heidi Hornbacher Wants to Help You ‘Crack Your Story’
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Talking to Heidi Hornbacher makes you believe you can write the next “Inception.” And she wants to help you do it. The term “polymath” leaps to mind—Hornbacher is a teacher, writer, director, producer, executive and entrepreneur, the founder of Supposable Productions and PageCraft, a company that offers screenwriting retreats in Italy and workshops in Los Angeles. Los

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Soft Robotics Engineer Kari Love Started as a Broadway Costume Designer
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Art and science make brilliant partners, and when you find a single creator who has mastered both disciplines, you’re in fascinating territory. Enter soft robotics engineer Kari Love. As a robotics engineer, Love has created costumes for Broadway productions, puppets for “Sesame Street” and spacesuits. So what is soft robotics? The easiest way to think

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How Does Today’s Sherlock Stack Up? An Expert Compares Old to New
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Hang onto your plaid hunting caps. Jan. 1 marked the return of the BBC’s wildly popular high-functioning-sociopath-turned-consulting-detective, Sherlock Holmes. “Sherlock” enthusiasts have been without the series since 2014, with the exception of the Victorian throwback New Year’s special of 2016. I grew up poring over the original novels, and Sherlock Holmes was my very first literary crush. As

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