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Oct. 16 2014 10:12 AM

What Is It Like to Film Scandal?

 

Answer by Darby Stanchfield, plays Abby Whelan on Scandal:

 

 

The schedule is a crazy-grueling for Scandal. That being said, we all love working on the show so much, the material is so fun, and the crew so great that it's much more manageable than if we were a miserable bunch.

 

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Oct. 15 2014 9:21 AM

How Do People on the Autism Spectrum Navigate Long-Term Relationships?

Answer by Marcus Geduld, former dateless nerd, now 20 years into a relationship:

In a relationship, both members must collaborate on coping.

It's true that I can't multitask. So, for instance, if I'm writing a Quora post, I can't listen to my wife at the same time. I'm either 100 percent absorbed in writing or 100 percent absorbed in listening. Half-listening is something I've never experienced and can't even imagine.

Oct. 14 2014 1:46 PM

Why Do People Love Frasier?

Answer by Ellen Vrana, writer, The Runcible Goose:

Frasier is one of my all-time favorite TV comedies. It aired in 1993 as a spinoff fromCheers (another good show), but it is completely different from Cheers—almost incomparable. Kelsey Grammer's character Frasier is the longest-running (noncartoon) character in prime time.

Oct. 7 2014 11:18 AM

How Difficult Is It to Make a Film About a Person Who Is Still Alive?

Answer by Anthony McCarten, producer and screenwriter, The Theory of Everything:

I would liken it to walking down the street and looking into the window of a house that’s illuminated. You see two people dancing, but you don’t know what music they’re dancing to. The process of script writing, whether it’s about real people or not, is about imaging what music they’re dancing to.

Oct. 5 2014 7:12 AM

How Did The Hobbit’s Smaug Get His Weak Spot?

Answer by Thomas Snerdley:

I don't know exactly how Smaug got his weak spot. But I'm more than happy to speculate.

Tolkien faithfully continued the time-honored tradition of ancient European myth and legend in assigning his nearly invulnerable dragons with a single weak spot: “the underbelly.”

Oct. 2 2014 8:27 AM

How Do Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading for Students?

Answer by Peter Kruger, high school English teacher:

Here are 10 easy steps for destroying all love of reading and instead instilling a lifelong hatred of otherwise amazing literature (even books the kids would enjoy reading on their own):

Oct. 1 2014 9:13 AM

What Is It Like to Be an Egyptologist?

Answer by Amy Calvert, founder and director at Art of Counting, contributing editor at SmartHistory:

I have a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and have worked as registrar on an excavation at Abydos, photographed in closed tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and cataloged objects in the Egyptian department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sept. 30 2014 9:32 AM

Why Are Mint Condition Comic Books So Expensive?

Answer by Robert Frost, owns more than 15,000 comics:

The value of a rare comic is determined by the amount someone is willing to pay for it.

Sept. 29 2014 12:21 PM

What’s the Best Way to Identify Knockoffs From Designer Items?

Answer by Tonya Chen Mezrich, founder and creative director, at Mike and Ton:

Fakes are harder and harder to differentiate from the real ones, as production houses that produce the real ones are starting to “knock off” the very work that they do for expensive luxury labels. However, the best way to recognize fakes is to look at the details. Listed below are five good details to look for when distinguishing a fake from a real product.

Sept. 28 2014 7:48 AM

What Was the Process for Making the Film St. Vincent?

Answer by Ted Melfi, writer, director, producer, St. Vincent:

The process for making every single film is different. I’ve made nine movies as a producer, so I’ve been in the trenches for years. I’ve helped, pushed, and tried to get movies made every single time, and no matter what, it’s a completely different process each time.

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