A Reporter Gets in Over His Head

When reporter Pete Crooks set out to write a simple feature article about a local PI firm that only staffed mothers, he never expected the biggest story of his career.

Pete met with the firm’s owner, Chris Butler, who was planning to launch a reality show showcasing his business, set to be called P.I. Moms. Chris invited Pete to come on a ride-along during a covert operation to follow a man accused of cheating on his wife.

After the insane ride-along that …

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Joe Satriani on Creative Freedom

Check out this great interview with BenBella author and guitar ledgend Joe Satriani in Rolling Stone!

When I started to write music that was completely divorced from any sort of idea of commercial success, the real me started to come out. Normally a musician in a session for a pop record would have to discard a lot of ideas because they won’t fit, because they’re not commercial. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but I had to keep reminding myself …

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Announcing: Finding Zoe

Deaf since age 6, Brandi Rarus, a former Miss Deaf America, had a happy life and a beautiful family: her Deaf husband Tim and their three hearing sons. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing: Brandi had always felt she was meant to have a daughter.

Across state lines, a baby girl named Zoe had started to lose her hearing. Her adoptive parents agonized—they loved Zoe, but feared they weren’t prepared to raise a Deaf child.

When fate let …

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