Brandon Burt coined the winning term "describification" for Addictionary's "Writer's Block" contest, which asked folks to create new words pertaining to the recently ended Writers Guild of America strike. Describification, a noun, is defined as "the removal of creative writers from the entertainment industry's talent pool, creating a marketplace void and subsequent explosion of brainless reality programming." Addictionary is "an online open dictionary for words that don't exist in the English language, but perhaps should."
Arts and culture editor Brandon Reynolds was part of a 44-person filmmaking team that produced an eight-minute short film, "Decisive Moment," in only 48 hours. The film won audience favorite, first prize, and a number of other awards in Richmond's competition, and will now compete with the other 59 cities for the international title.