Will this discourage bad Chinese bots? a/o 16 May 2013 From The Guardian. "Chinese internet: ’a new censorship campaign has commenced’ Murong Xuecun, who has had his accounts deleted, explains how bloggers compare being silenced on the internet to being put to death" Here. "the pool of sensitive words grows by the hour: Liu Xiaobo, Gao Xingjian, Ai Weiwei, Wei Jingsheng, Liao Yiwu, Ma Jian, Mo Zhixu, Xiao Shu É The list goes on. It now includes me, as well as two more scholars who have since been silenced: Wu Wei and Wu Zuolai, whose accounts were deleted on the morning of 13 May."
Writers’ Bloc (Rutgers) (as of 27 May 2012 showing distinct signs of undeadness).
The Writer’s Eye Magazine
Barrier Islands Review
The Literary Burlesque
Providence, RI: Cellar Stories Bookstore
Attleboro, MA: Ugly Dog Books
Falmouth, MA: Eight Cousins
"Not So Fast," by John Freeman. "Sending and receiving at breakneck speed can make life queasy; a manifesto for slow communication."
"Fifty Years of Simplicity as Style," by Mark Garvey. "Strunk and White taught us that clear thinking and clear writing go together."
"What Would Jane Do?," by James Collins. "How a 19th-century spinster serves as a moral compass in today’s world.... Only she can so credibly show us that it is possible to have moderation and deep feeling, good dinners and good poetry."
"So Many Links, So Little Time," by John Horgan. "’When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficial learning.’ ...The multitasking that is enabled, and encouraged, by our laptops and hand-held devices is supposed to boost our productivity but often diminishes it."
"How to Raise Boys Who Read," by Thomas Spence.
"David Foster Wallace on Life and Work." "Adapted from a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College."
"The Long Way Around," by Andrew Stark. "John Kay, the former director of Oxford’s Business School, has an insight—a promising insight, as it happens. Often, Mr. Kay says in Obliquity, we can attain a desired goal only by pursuing it indirectly."
"Inspiration Revised," by Allegra Goodman. "Mining the unconscious can be dull. Get me rewrite."
"What Killed American Lit.," by Joseph Epstein. "Nor will you read a word, in the pages of The Cambridge History of the American Novel, about...the deleterious effect that creative-writing programs have had on the writing of fiction."
"’I’ Is a Window To the Soul," by Brian Christian. "How inconspicuous words like ’we’ and ’the’ betray our emotions and affect our audience’s perceptions." A review of James W. Pennebaker’s The Secret Life of Pronouns.