comedy http://kmuw.org en Novak Masters Short Comedy In 'One More Thing' http://kmuw.org/post/novak-masters-short-comedy-one-more-thing <p></p><p>B.J. Novak cut his writing teeth on comedic TV scripts, most notably for "The Office" where he also played Ryan Howard.</p><p>Eventually, he got a book contract. Instead of a comic memoir, Novak set to work writing short fiction in <em>One More Thing: Stories and More Stories</em>.</p><p>Novak’s father was a ghost writer whose book <em>Iacocca</em> sold millions of copies but only paid a flat fee—from this, Novak learned how to negotiate the publishing world. He landed a six-figure, two-book contract with the most prestigious literary publishing company, Alfred A Knopf.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Bagby 30558 at http://kmuw.org Novak Masters Short Comedy In 'One More Thing' Movie Review: The Heat http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-heat <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Heat</em> is an unusual buddy-cop movie in that the odd couple cops are women-- it's also unusual in being very funny indeed, and has a plot that pretty clearly hangs together, though it does not particularly feature credibility. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 19830 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The Heat Movie Review: The Internship http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-internship <p></p><p></p><p>Many moons ago, I read somewhere about Google's way of treating its employees, which was almost like pampered children-- with free food, and weight rooms, and office compounds very much like amusement parks. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 18749 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The Internship