Writing from April 2014

20th century email newsletters

I kept meaning to look back at some of the email newsletters I used to subscribe to in the 1990s and, with Dan Hon and Laura E. Hall’s Internet of Newsletters appearing today, I thought I should get it done.


In Misc on 8 April 2014. Permalink

Collective specular sodomy

I was reading an article about creative writing workshops recently and I was struck by how similar their group seminars are to critical sessions in other “creative” courses, such as design and theatre, and how this is different to other types of education. And, also, how people with or without these experiences might differ in how they interact in the workplace.


In Misc on 25 April 2014. Permalink

Black and white

It’s the same joke, from Frasier and Parks and Recreation, but still a good one.


In Television on 28 April 2014. Permalink