The question on everyone’s lips this time of year has changed from “Are you going to the local bar to see everyone we didn’t talk to in high school?” to “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” You’ve been through a few decades of this. Let’s make this the year that sticks.   Be realistic. First things first. The chances of you being successful in becoming an Olympic athlete, movie star, president, and Britney Spears in a year are slim. Choose a resolution that fits who and where you are right now.Read More
The holiday season always results in a parade of new movies in theaters. If you haven’t already heard, The Wolf of Wall Street is the worst possible movie that you can see with your entire family. Word on the street is that its opening scene involves ingesting drugs off of the bare rear end of an “escort.” Let’s make sure that this doesn’t happen to you (again). Start off the new year on a good foot with your family, ideally a foot that doesn’t involve cringing during extended noisy sexRead More
Here are my top three songs from 2013. Enjoy.    “Passing Through A Screen Door” – The Wonder Years   “I Need My Girl” – The National   “Prisms” – 65daysofstaticRead More
You’ve got something great to tell the world. A novel, a poem, a short story. The words will be worth millions. There will be readership, a New York Times bestseller. Then a movie, and then viewership,and theme parks at Disney World. You sit down to smack some keys. Your mind goes blank. You don’t know where to begin. You get up. You decide to make dinner instead.   Every great story must have a great beginning. I sat down to a couple of national and international classics to see howRead More
If you’re like the rest of the Internet, you raised your fists in protest when the Golden Globe Nominations were announced a couple weeks ago.  While award’s season backlash is nothing new, what makes this round of indignation so special is its direction at an entire category of the awards, notably Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.  As they stand, the nominees include such hilarious, feel-good flicks as Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street, and American_Hustle American Hustle. See any particularly funny movies on that list?  NeitherRead More
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry   “Team” – Lorde   “Sweater Weather” – The NeighbourhoodRead More
Each year, music artists throw a few top-notch lyrics our way. Barenaked Ladies gave us, “Chickity China the Chinese chicken”, L.F.O. let us know that Chinese food makes them sick, and Will.I.Am told us to, “Tell a jealous chicken [he] don’t know what the beef is”. Here are some of this year’s gems: 1. “I wanna f*ck you hard on the sink/ After that give you something to drink/ Step back can’t get spunk on the mink” –Kanye West’s “Bound 2” Good call, Kanye. Good call. 2. “And you madRead More
This was not an easy decision, nor one that I would have expected when viewing the list of albums to be released in 2013 in advance. A year ago, I had never even heard of The Wonder Years…well, at least not other than some old television show. Albums I expected to impress me in 2013, impressed me. The National’s Trouble Will Find Me was beautiful, sincere, and met all the expectations I had for it. Daft Punk created a brilliant departure from the wompy, dubstep-heavy dance scene of recent years with theRead More
Stephanie Smeltz is our CoverGirl for January 2014. This hottie from Colorado can melt the snow with just one look. She’ll add a little sizzle to your new year, too. Find out more about Stephanie below, see a little more of her on Instagram here, and follow her on Twitter here. If you find Stephanie as sexy as we do, why not get an EXCLUSIVE poster of her from the Writtalin Shop? If YOU would like to be our next CoverGirl, or know someone that would, check out our SubmissionsRead More

Posted On December 31, 2013 By In Miscellaneous

Welcome.

Welcome to Writtalin, and thank you for taking the time to check us out. If you’re here for the first time, you might be wondering who we are and what we are about. Well, allow me to answer those questions for you. I’m Ascher, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Writtalin. Yeah, that sounds fancy, but I’m not some big-time corporate hotshot. I’m just a twenty-three year old college graduate with a vision: to be a source of intellectual, entertaining, and thought-provoking diversions for my generation. The A.D.D. generation, if youRead More