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Amazon, Where’s My Readfit?

Feb 16, 2015

TW Column by David Biddle​

I’d like to think I average at least 10,000 words a day on my Kindle when I’m using it, but right now, I have no idea how much I read.

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Free Speech: Who Gets to Decide?

Jan 28, 2015

TW Opinion by J.p. Lawrence

I’ve been tempted to think the typical upper middle-class white student seems overly fearful of healthy intellectual debate.

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What's a Flash Essay?

Jan 20, 2015

TW Column by Martha Nichols

There’s a whole lot of confusion about the difference between an essay and a personal narrative.

Media Debate, First Person | Read More

What Journalists Can Teach Memoir Writers

Nov 17, 2014

TW Column by Martha Nichols

First-person journalism is my antidote to much of what goes on in creative nonfiction classes.

Media Debate, First Person, Journalism | Read More

"Women and Power" in the NYT Book Review

Oct 15, 2014

TW Opinion by Lorraine Berry and Martha Nichols

At a time when female critics from Caitlin Moran to Mary Beard are being harassed all over the Internet, the lack of editorial attitude is troubling.

Media Debate, Diversity, Journalism | Read More

The Trouble with Being an Entrepreneur

Sep 17, 2014

TW Column by Martha Nichols

While entrepreneurship works for high-tech startups, grafting it to what creative writers do is like sticking a brick on an apple tree.

Media Debate, Money, First Person | Read More

Why Mainstream Critics Fail Writers of Color

Feb 24, 2014

Theme Essay by Aimee Phan

I’ve heard writers complain about editors passing on manuscripts because 'they already have a Korean book on their list.'

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Don’t Kill the Critics

Feb 17, 2014

Editor’s Note by Martha Nichols

The old infrastructure for evaluating literature is crumbling beneath my feet, and not for the right reasons.

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"Wake up, New York Review of Boys!"

Feb 17, 2014

Theme Essay by Amy Hoffman

Suppressing women’s writing—which, make no mistake, is what our culture does—is suppressing our thought.

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Literary Criticism Is Dead

Feb 17, 2014

Theme Essay by Ron MacLean

The online reading public has made clear that it does not want tastemakers telling them what to like.

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