Category Archives: Culture

Do you write “like a girl?”

Recently, while catching up on some of my magazine reading, I noticed something surprising: without looking at the byline, I was able to guess whether or not the author of any given article was a woman or a man with … Continue reading

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Microaggressions in Editing?

An interesting headline crossed my desk from a couple of different directions recently. Here’s the source story by Crystal Shelley over at ACES, if you’d like to give it a quick read before continuing (it’s short but it’s not necessary … Continue reading

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Word of the Year (WOTY): 2020 Edition! (Part 2 of 2)

It seems like an exercise in the trivial to post this after what’s been going on in this country over the past few days (which is, to be sure, an outcome built on what came before). But a “Part 1 … Continue reading

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Word of the Year (WOTY): 2020 Edition! (Part 1 of 2)

I’m a little behind getting this going but yes, that’s right, it’s time once again for the feature that you love and I hate (or is it that you hate it and I love it?): the annual Word of the … Continue reading

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An Editor’s Review: The Expanse

It’s not a focus on this blog, but very occasionally I’ll post a review of a book or film. When I do, it’s because something about that work has caught my attention: in the way language is used, or the … Continue reading

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