Articles by Rhian Sasseen

May 7, 2013

The Other Bronte Girl 0

At long last, Anne Bronte’s gravestone has been been corrected.

May 1, 2013

The From Scratch Club 0

“Claiming that feminism killed home cooking is not just shaming, it’s wildly inaccurate from a historical standpoint…As should be obvious to anyone who’s peeked at a cookbook from the late 1940s or early 1950s that promotes ingredients like sliced hot dogs and canned tomato soup, we’ve been eating processed crap since long before feminism. Yet […]

May 1, 2013

Slow Down 0

“And journalists, the ones who do it for a living, will continue to have their faith in the profession shaken, as they panic and let their own standards slip in order not to be embarrassed by Reddit at 2:43 in the morning. But unlike high-frequency traders, Internet entrepreneurs, and online vigilantes, journalists have a stake […]

May 1, 2013

Go Fish 0

Why yes, a Moby Dick card game does exist.

May 1, 2013

The Count 0

“And who could disagree? Joyce Carol Oates expressed her view on Twitter: ‘Wikipedia bias an accurate reflection of universal bias. All (male) writers are writers; a (woman) writer is a woman writer.’” Wikipedia has got a women writers problem.

May 1, 2013

“My life work decided” 0

“The most important year of life. Every emotion and my life work decided. Miserable and ecstatic but a great success.” What F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his financial ledgers the year he married Zelda Sayre and sold This Side of Paradise.

April 30, 2013

The Plagiarist 0

“How I wish he’d stuck to being himself. Instead, he chose to be me.” How it feels to have one’s poetry plagiarized.

April 30, 2013

The Time-Traveler’s Dictionary 1

Say you find yourself transported 6,000 years in the past – would you still be able to talk to your fellow English-speakers?

April 30, 2013

The Remains of the Screen 0

“Any reasonably skilled novelist can evoke on the page the texture of memory, drawing the reader into the half-remembered, the blurred edges, the nervous nostalgia, the meandering associations across time and geography. In contrast, flashbacks on screen tend always to be clumsy beasts, announcing their arrival with unwanted fanfare and knocked-over furniture. Why is this?” […]

April 30, 2013

Too Many Choices 0

Should you go to grad school? Should you not go to grad school? Should you stop reading trend pieces on going to graduate school?