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The Spoken Argument Is a Valuable Form of Expression
Why do we prize writing skills over the ability to make an oral presentation?
Imagine a square divided into four smaller ones. The top left square is casual speech; the top right square is formal speech. The bottom left square is casual writing; the bottom right square is form… [+2098 chars]
John McWhorter
2021-11-12 21:02:14




Whose Writing Is on the Wall at the Museum? It Could Be Yours.
Museums striving for diversity and inclusiveness are bringing in outside voices to interpret the art. (They’re not always experts.)
It is more common to see the community invited to contribute to a specific exhibition, such as the Delaware Art Museums show featuring Danny Lyons photographs of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. T… [+1135 chars]
Julia Jacobs
2021-11-10 16:00:14




MrBeast Misses the Point
This week, YouTuber MrBeast posted a video with an elaborate, death-free reconstruction of the challenges from the popular South Korean drama Squid Game to his, as of the time of this writing, 82.9 million followers. The video garnered criticism from many who…
This week, YouTuber MrBeast posted a video with an elaborate, death-free reconstruction of the challenges from the popular South Korean drama Squid Game to his, as of the time of this writing, 82.9 m… [+12375 chars]
Molly Taft
2021-12-03 17:00:00




Grammarly raises fresh funds at $13 bln valuation - Reuters
Grammarly, which makes artificially intelligent software that helps improve people's writing, has raised fresh capital at a valuation of $13 billion, underscoring sky-high demand for technology tools that provide writing assistance.
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Grammarly, which makes artificially intelligent software that helps improve peoples writing, has raised fresh capital at a valuation of $13 billion, underscoring sky-high demand fo… [+1853 chars]
Sohini Podder
2021-11-18 02:00:00




Are Grammarly and Ginger’s writing tools worth it? We asked a writing teacher
Even a professional writer–and writing teacher–can benefit from a grammar checker service. But there are limits. I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade, but only recently started teaching the subject to undergrads. I soon realized that the st…
I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade, but only recently started teaching the subject to undergrads. I soon realized that the standards for getting a high mark on a college-level pap… [+6565 chars]
Rachel Kim Raczka
2021-11-05 18:00:21




2021 National Book Award Winners: Full List
Tiya Miles won the nonfiction prize for “All That She Carried.” The author Karen Tei Yamashita received a lifetime achievement award.
The award for young peoples literature went to Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, which follows a queer 17-year-old in San Franciscos Chinatown during the Red Scare as she falls in love … [+1059 chars]
Elizabeth A. Harris
2021-11-18 01:44:55




These Precious Days by Ann Patchett review – radiant lessons in writing and living
The bright side of life becomes suddenly darker in the bestselling author’s intimate, ever-elegant new collection of essaysTowards the end of her new essay collection, Ann Patchett describes being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, where …
Towards the end of her new essay collection, Ann Patchett describes being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, where a portrait of her now hangs alongside the likes of Henry James,… [+5508 chars]
Hephzibah Anderson
2021-11-22 09:00:21




‘Dickinson’ Uses the Civil War to Explore Modern Divisions
The creator Alena Smith had planned to set the final season during the conflict. “What we did not know was that there would be a pandemic, and that it would have echoes of the Civil War,” she said.
Throughout the series, Emily struggles with questions about how to make her poetry mean something. How does this play out in the third season? Season 3 is about legacy and whether art can provide ho… [+1529 chars]
Sarah Lyall
2021-11-09 21:56:52




Britain piles pressure on regulators to keep finance competitive after Brexit - Reuters
Financial regulators should have a formal remit to "facilitate" the global competitiveness of London after Brexit when writing rules, the British government proposed on Tuesday despite Bank of England opposition.
Skyscrapers in The City of London financial district are seen in London, Britain, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File PhotoLONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Financial regulators should have a forma… [+2517 chars]

2021-11-09 15:44:00




Kristen Stewart’s Spencer has taken flak. But I know writing the royals isn’t easy | Bert Tyler-Moore
The Windsors has had its share of criticism for its comic portrayals, even though we always inject warmth into our scriptsFor a good couple of years, writing The Windsors – Channel 4’s satirical soap opera about the royal family – was my full-time job and it …
For a good couple of years, writing The Windsors Channel 4s satirical soap opera about the royal family was my full-time job and it was odd to think how bound up my livelihood was with theirs. Once, … [+4768 chars]
Bert Tyler-Moore
2021-11-16 13:02:54




Marcus Rashford to publish children’s novel The Breakfast Club Adventures
The footballer and campaigner is writing story with Alex Falase-Koya, drawing on his own memories of friendships made before starting the school day Fresh from receiving an MBE for his campaigning to lift children out of poverty, Marcus Rashford is now warmin…
Fresh from receiving an MBE for his campaigning to lift children out of poverty, Marcus Rashford is now warming up for a new challenge: the England footballer is writing a childrens novel. Rashford … [+2040 chars]
Alison Flood
2021-12-01 12:04:57

Writing Is Networking for Introverts
Networking is painful, and I’m suspicious of anyone who claims to enjoy it. Unfortunately for me, networking is effective: most good opportunities come from personal connections. We can see all kinds…
Networking is painful, and Im suspicious of anyone who claims to enjoy it. Unfortunately for me, networking is effective: most good opportunities come from personal connections. We can see all kinds… [+370 chars]
Byrne Hobart
2021-11-21 21:36:22




How to develop an effective corporate culture?
Although corporate culture exists in all organizations and its construction is a dynamic process, you also have to take the time to put it into writing on a regular basis.
Any study - or creation - of an organization must take into account its corporate culture, since this determines its reason for being, its priorities, its restrictions and its destiny, among other fu… [+4192 chars]
José Manuel Vega Báez
2021-11-09 06:54:00




Cranberry juice won’t cut it: UTIs and the potential for repurposing drugs
The winning essay in the Max Perutz science writing award 2021, published below, was written by Vicky Bennett from the department of biology and biochemistry at Bath UniversityIn May, PhD students who are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invi…
In May, PhD students who are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to enter the Max Perutz science writing award 2021 and write a compelling piece about their research for the non… [+7873 chars]
The Observer
2021-11-06 17:00:01




Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K Max drops to a new low of $35
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K Max is already on sale two months after its debut. The company is selling its latest streaming adapter at a new low price of $35, a full $20 below its original sticker. That makes it a much easier choice if you were otherwise contemp…
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K Max is already on sale two months after its debut. The company is selling its latest streaming adapter at a new low price of $35, a full $20 below its original sticker. That… [+1566 chars]
Jon Fingas
2021-11-14 15:27:37




Rockstar pulls the remastered GTA trilogy on PC
The PC version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition seems to have some serious issues at the minute. The bundle — a remastered collection of GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas — arrived on Thursday . However, at the time of w…
The PC version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy The Definitive Edition seems to have some serious issues at the minute. The bundle a remastered collection of GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San An… [+1554 chars]
Kris Holt
2021-11-12 19:21:33




Notes on Writing Web Scrapers
I’ve been working on www.rtljobs.com, a job board for RTL and FPGA engineers, since September. Right now, RTLjobs is an aggregator. We index open FPGA/RTL roles at a number of companies, check them for relevance, and post them to our site. I’ve already writte…
Ive been working on www.rtljobs.com, a job board for RTL and FPGA engineers, since September. Right now, RTLjobs is an aggregator. We index open FPGA/RTL roles at a number of companies, check them fo… [+8880 chars]

2021-12-02 18:03:07




Paging the plagiarism police — AI is getting better at writing students’ essays
The dramatic rise of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlit concerns about the role of technology in exam surveillance — and also in student cheating. Some universities have reported more cheating during the pandemic, and such concerns are u…
The dramatic rise of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlit concerns about the role of technology in exam surveillance and also in student cheating. Some universities have reported… [+5860 chars]
The Conversation
2021-11-09 15:03:53




Can't Get Motivated to Write? Take Some Inpiration from the Writing Routines and Rituals of Famous Artists.
How the likes of Stephen King and Toni Morrison got so much work done.
Have you ever wondered what the top writers in the world do to motivate themselves each day? A magazine editor named Mason Currey was always fascinated with famous artists' writing rituals and routin… [+4130 chars]
Jonathan Small
2021-11-10 18:30:00

Writing maintainable code is a communication skill
Express the
written by Max Chernyak on 24 Nov, 21 Writing maintainable code is easy. Just keep methods and argument lists short, names and comments long, and follow a styleguide. Boom! Done. Unfortunately, as… [+12153 chars]

2021-11-30 19:42:47
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