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Donald E. Westlake Defends the Semicolon

The late crime novelist never wrote anything that looked like fussy prose, but he certainly took great pains with writing, as he demonstrates in this letter about semicolons.

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Donald E. Westlake Defends the Semicolon

The late crime novelist never wrote anything that looked like fussy prose, but he certainly took great pains with writing, as he demonstrates in this letter about semicolons.

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Economic Update: The Economics of Corporations

This episode covers the economics of migrants, choosing not to go to college, and corporate tax dodgers and their effects. We also discuss the economics of insurance and the basic economics of capitalist corporations, and respond to listeners’ questions on the Rockefellers selling their fossil fuel holdings and the economics of “mutual” companies. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Works

This episode covers why efforts against obesity fail, Cadillac’s move into New York, the Atlanta Symphony lockout, subprime auto credit and bank economics. We also discuss the economics of climate change, and respond to listeners’ questions on Jamestown in US history, current minimum wage struggles and the economics of insurance. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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Here Is the VICE Style Guide

Many media outlets have style guides, which governs all matters related to writing style. We got a copy of Vice’s style guide. Here it is.Read more…

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Plagiarists, Ranked

This is a list of plagiarists from worst to best, based on a complex formula weighing the magnitude of their crimes against their observed contributions to human culture. Pastiche does not count unless it’s significant and enduring. These rankings are entirely objective and indisputably true.Read more…

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Twisted Literary Assassination Fantasies

Author Hilary Mantel is under fire for writing a story about killing Margaret Thatcher. But the critics assailing her ‘sick and twisted tale’ have clearly never been artists.

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It’s OK to Like ‘The Big Bang Theory’

You might think you’re above a ‘Bazinga!’ joke. Or that Sheldon is too silly. Or that the writing isn’t smart enough for you. But it’s time to admit it: This show is really good.

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Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame

It took him 30 years of writing to make it big. Maybe his drinking slowed him up. Or publishers didn’t know how to sell him. But no one ever said Leonard didn’t know how to write.

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Seizure Med Turns You Into E.E. Cummings

After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day. Is this the weirdest side effect ever?

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Kristen Wiig’s Difficult Welcome to Me and More: TIFF Dispatch One

Film writers Fariha Roísín and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the Toronto International Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. The first dispatch includes Clouds of Sils Maria, Welcome to Me, Infinitely Polar Bear, and Frailer. Read more…

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We Interrupt This Broadcast—for a Novel

When TV producer George Lerner turned his hand to novel writing, he needed a totally new skill set—and learned a lot along the way about the many ways stories are told.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Has Lost Its Way

Good acting—and in the case of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ great lighting, gorgeous sets, and an impeccably researched, eclectic sound track—can’t always get you through misguided writing.

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Beguiling if Unlikely Travel Books

Sean Wilsey recommends travel writing that at first glance might not be classified as travel writing and by such surprising writers as Casanova and Tom Wolfe.

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Hollywood’s Leading Men, Arranged in a Helpful Graphic From Shortest to Tallest

With three hit films this year under his belt, Kevin Hart is now firmly established as a major Hollywood star … and he’s a quietly groundbreaking one, to boot. Standing at just five foot two, Hart is at the low end of Hollywood A-listers when it comes to height, as … More »

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