Tagged: writing

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Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

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The Value Of Writing

The ability to write, not only in the formal sense of being able to succinctly put together an argument but also in a more informal sense, is an underrated and overlooked skill.

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In Defense of Poetry

Old poetry is laden with the baggage of centuries of hidden metaphor and archaic references. New poetry is prone to abstraction and whimsical laziness. But poetry deserves our consideration as an art form nonetheless. After all, all the music we love is poetry, and all the fun little things we can do with language are best done in poetic form.

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Language Notes From Knoxville

I see that this is a thing now. I can’t articulate a good objection to it.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t still be grumpy about it.

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On Writing

“Ass in seat. There’s no other way to be a writer but ass in seat.”

by James Hanley

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An Adjunct’s Lament

It’s the last session of class. What runs through the adjunct professor’s mind?

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Pro Defensore Twitter

Burt Likko’s contrarian friend offers a counterpoint to our front pager’s well-known dislike of Twitter as a medium of expression.

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In Which I Lead Astray

Kyle Cupp explains why he doesn’t worry about leading others astray when he writes critically or questioningly about religion.

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A Persuasive Argument

Many times in the past when I’ve written of the Declaration of Independence, I’ve emphasized that it is not law. The Constitution is law, but not the Declaration, which is a political document. This...

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Hot But Dull

I really wanted Man of Steel to be fun movie. And at times, it was. It was worth the matinee price. [Continued at NaPP]

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For The Cold Case Files

Does the Fourth Amendment allow law enforcement to gather an arrestee’s genetic sequence and compare it with a large FBI database of genetic material gathered from old, unsolved crimes? [Continued at NaPP]

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Self-Publishing is Over

Alan Jacobs, writing at TheAtlantic.com: [O]ne of the illusions most common to writers — an illusion that may make the long slow slog of writing possible, for many people — is that an enormous...

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