Articles by Emily M. Keeler

May 14, 2012

i c wut u did thier 0

In an interview with the CBC, Anne Trubek makes the argument for the wide acceptance of poor spelling. Trubek also had an essay in Wired earlier this year on spelling and autocorrect.

May 14, 2012

A destination for writers and scholars 0

John Updike’s childhood home in Shillington, Pennsylvania is going to become a museum.

May 11, 2012

So lonely 0

Another Tumblog is being made into a book, this time with a little help from David Shields. Jeff, One Lonely Guy is a collection of recorded conversations and correspondences that were the result of one guy, Jeff Ragsdale , posting a flyer with his phone number all over NYC.  Shields is helping Ragsdale arrange the […]

May 11, 2012

A great hater of bad books. 1

The true confessions of Lev Grossman, book reviewer: “There was a time when I actually believed, because I was an ass, that as a critic I was an avenging angel with a flaming sword, and that part of my job was to help rid the culture of books that were sucking up more of the […]

May 11, 2012

Graph Lit 0

Madame Bovary as a pie graph. Underworld as a pie graph. Graphing Jane Austen.

May 8, 2012

How to make it out alive 0

Some practical advice on the Tin House blog:  “So, you’re going to a writer’s conference?”

May 8, 2012

Write / Right / Night / Owl 1

Kathryn Schulz’s meditation on insomnia, on staying up late and writing deep into the night.

May 8, 2012

Could the internet save book reviews? 0

Sarah Fay, associate editor of The Paris Review, has a piece in The Atlantic  on the digitization of book reviewing, framed beautifully by references to George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Confessions of a Book Reviewer.”  She praises Bookslut, Nancy Pearl, Goodreads, and The Los Angeles Review of Books for their collective skills of recommendation, reviewing, and […]

May 8, 2012

Whatever I choose is cool because I am cool. 0

The Rumpus has an interview up with Ann Friedman, executive editor at GOOD, and curator of the beloved tumblogs Lady Journos and #realtalk From Your Editor.

May 7, 2012

Paris to the power of 4 0

Rosecrans Baldwin’s Paris I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down is set in Paris, France. But there are also 25 Parises in the USA. For “Our French Connection,” a series of features for The Morning News, Baldwin hit up four towns called Paris in America and asked locals to opine on the French way […]