Second: Rhiannon, age 9, teaches us how to be the heroine (or hero) of our own stories: http://animacenter.org/blog/?p=1057
Third: Rebecca Ore on culture, class, music-writing-art, and the entertainment industry: http://mouseworks.livejournal.com/430310.html?view=463846#t463846
Lastly, my friend belovdpoet submitted her first piece to a paying market, and had it accepted. You can't see it yet, but it'll be up online in January in Cabinet des Fees. I'll post a link when it happens - it's a worthy story.