September182014

“I can’t tell you in words what I want, but I’m wise enough to know that life doesn’t give us the dreams, as we dream them. And so I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but all I know is that force that’s inside me is pushing me towards something.” - Nina Simone

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September172014
“I walk into a poem and walk out someone else.” Nayyirah Waheed (via breeananykole)

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Come chat with us on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Fest! We always have an awesome time and hope to see some new faces this year!
Booth 118 near the main stage.

Come chat with us on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Fest! We always have an awesome time and hope to see some new faces this year!

Booth 118 near the main stage.

10AM
“The strength of the Constitution, lies in the will of the people to defend it.”

~Thomas Edison

September 17 is Constitution Day!

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September162014
“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow , for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” Kurt Vonnegut  (via atmosthetic)

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5PM
newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. Look through a slide show of more Roman-themed cartoons from our archive.

newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. Look through a slide show of more Roman-themed cartoons from our archive.

11AM
Come chat with us on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival! We hope to see all your lovely faces there.
Booth 118 near the main stage.

Come chat with us on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival! We hope to see all your lovely faces there.

Booth 118 near the main stage.

September152014

Advice for writing pop linguistics articles

allthingslinguistic:

I’ve written and edited quite a lot of linguistics writing for popular audiences at this point. There’s my blog, there’s writing and editing for Lexicon Valley, and there’s writing for other places (The Toast, Grammar Girl, plus an upcoming issue of Schwa Fire). And I’ve learned some things by doing so that I’d like to share with other people who are interested in writing pop linguistics. Many of these tips do apply to explainer-type articles in other areas, but I’m going to frame them all in terms of linguistics. 

Thanks to all the people who have edited my writing and whose writing I have edited, and if you’re someone I’ve edited already and you think you see yourself in any of this advice, rest assured that every “don’t” I mention has been done by several people, often including past!me.

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