November 4, 2013
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Tapestry Takes

By Kathleen. Today’s already been a terrific Tapestry-filled morning. It started off with a wonderful in-house brainstorming session (mega things to come!), and then I was off to Skype three amazing people for their introduction videos. Now, I don’t want … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
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Twi-Bashing

By Ally For all of you that were in high school, middle school or college during the fateful Twilight years of 2006-2010 (I’m talking about the early days, back when it was still just a cult favorite) then I’m sure … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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Edward P. Jones: The James Joyce of black Washington

  Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley, Jones is “one of the most important writers of his own generation.” All of the locations described … Continue reading

May 17, 2013
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Otessa Publishes Her Short Story: Utopia

Otessa just joined the new social media reading platform, ReadWave and published her first short story! It’s totally different from what you’ve seen from her before. Her story is based on the true events of a mentally unwell woman who finds … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Otessa Writes New Media Textbook for 21st Century Students

Since 2006, Otessa has been a pioneer of new media, and the web series format in particular. As the creative force behind “Orange Juice in Bishops Garden,” which is now one of the oldest and longest running web series online, … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
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Reading For Your (Not So) Inner Child

  As a show about teenagers, we totally get the whole young adult (YA) thing. We’re all for nostalgia for the bygone days, sweet reminiscing, and the exhilaration of youth. That’s why when we saw that 55% of the people who are buying … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Holy Moments & the Magic of Film

Liz. There are rare moments when I speak to someone and I feel like I have met a kindred soul; someone who lights a spark of wonder in me and to whom I feel inexplicably drawn. Such moments are fleeting … Continue reading

November 27, 2012
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DC Bibliophilia – The City’s Best Used Bookstores

Liz here again Yesterday, Otessa and I walked down to the Spanish Steps and took some photos (which you can check out on our Instagram pages @otessamarieghadar and @iwampum). While we were walking down there, we got to talking about … Continue reading