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Of Tsunamis

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
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The Awkward Dead

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

The Case for the Sarcasm Point

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Over at Slate, Josh Greenman makes his case for sarcasm punctuation. The English language must evolve. Not with emoticons or lol or brb or l8r or GRATUITOUS all caps used for emphasis, not with Spanglish or bumbling Bushisms or even cryptic Kerryisms. We don’t need more quotation marks that “hedge” or try to make the […]

Take That, OFAC

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Garrett in Review

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Moorishgirl In India

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Over at the Business Standard, Nilanjana Roy has a nice Op-Ed about OFAC, titled: The fatwa that almost was: Over the last few months, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, an offshoot of the US Treasury Department, almost succeeded in doing what only the most stringently-controlled dictatorships have managed. They came close to shutting down […]

Sweet Irony

Monday, December 20th, 2004

About Brown

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Handler Profile

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

The L.A. Weekly runs a profile of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket, to coincide with the release of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The newspaper’s Dave Shulman tries to impress Handler: When talking with an author of books in which prominent characters are named Baudelaire and Poe (and nary a page passes without some further highfalutin cultural […]

LeGuin, Race, and Hollywood

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Writing in Slate, Ursula LeGuin reports on a significant aspect of her novels that didn’t make it to the small screen: race. Most of the characters in my fantasy and far-future science fiction books are not white. They’re mixed; they’re rainbow. In my first big science fiction novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, the only […]

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