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How to Hire & Work With a Copyeditor
So, how do you know if you would benefit from copyediting? My belief is that anyone can benefit. We all have blind spots and can learn much from corrections to our consistent errors. If you have never had a professional copyedit and are planning to send a precious article out for review, think about hiring a copyeditor just for the learning experience. If you are not a native speaker of English, or you have been told by instructors or colleagues that your work could benefit from copyediting, hire a copyeditor before sending work to a publisher. If your article suffers from poor grammar and awkward constructions, such errors may prevent your good ideas from receiving a fair review.
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8 hours ago
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Women workers would lose $4.6 BILLION every year as a result of Trump's "tip stealing" rule (that's nearly 80% of t…
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The triumph of the small » Nieman Journalism Lab
And sometime around 2017, we will change again. The new year will bring a different kind of retreat. Rather than retreating into making or craft, we will retreat into smaller and more nuanced connections. Into quality over quantity. Into the single story over collections of stories. Into the subtle over the general. Into the singular datapoint over big data. Into attention over distraction. 2017 will ring triumphs for the small and true, the richness of a single moment, and a celebration of what is, rather than what is not.
connectivity  internet  craft  prediction  future  2017  journalism  list 
23 hours ago
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Mad Max: Fury Road might already be the best action movie ever made
From where I’m sitting, Mad Max: Fury Road is, quite simply, the greatest action movie ever made. Miller found a way to tell a moving, mythic, larger-than-life story in a fully-realized alternate world, and he did it without ever letting up on the throttle. He spent nearly 20 years developing the movie, keeping at it through false starts and heartbreaking dead ends. And when he got the chance to make it, he went all in, devising entire societies full of baroquely souped-up death machines and screaming war-cults. He found ways to devise, stage, and film stunts that are like nothing anyone’s ever accomplished. He recorded stunning image after stunning image; practically every frame of Fury Road could be a painting.
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Oh look, FBI agents are still reading Dr. King's mail.
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Carrd - Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything
Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything.
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2 days ago
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MLK on the theory that somehow advocating for equal rights turns people into white nationalists
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A NEW FLARE — TYPE Magazine
When multiple designers produce similar shapes independently, it means that they are reading the situation in a similar manner,” says Gerry Leonidas, the MA Typeface Design course director at the University of Reading. According to Carey Smith “We’ve been so inundated with new grotesques over the past 10-15 years that we’re really lacking expression . . . you’ve got a large audience looking for something that feels different. New grots are 99% boring.”
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4 days ago
Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics - IEEE Spectrum
But as the years went on, this kind of information became scarcer. It’s ironic. We live in the age of information. And yet, at the very moment when information about how to repair electronics should be easiest for owners to get their hands on, it has dried up.

That scarcity is by design. Manufacturers don’t want you to fix that broken microwave or air conditioner; they want you to buy a new one. Some even send cease-and-desist letters to people who post repair information online. Back in 2012, Toshiba told laptop repair tech Tim Hicks that he needed to remove 300 PDFs of Toshiba’s official repair manuals from his website, where he was offering the information for free. To avoid being sued, Hicks complied, and now fewer people have the guidance they need to repair Toshiba laptops.

Toshiba isn’t the only guilty party. Go to Apple’s website and try to find a repair manual for a MacBook Pro. It’s not there. Go to Samsung’s website and look for ways to fix your flat-screen TV. You’ll come away empty-handed. Same for your Keurig. Or your Kindle. Or your GoPro. Or your Lexmark printer that’s always broken. You’ll probably find user manuals and perhaps a few other online resources created by people who figured out how to fix the broken product on their own. But manufacturers by and large remain silent on the topic of repair.
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4 days ago
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6 days ago
When Bad Men Define Good Art – Electric Literature
It matters to have a person with different “tastes” — or rather, with different life experience, prone to noticing and appreciating different things — at the helm. But when “taste” and “good writing” are defined in large part by that network of powerful literary men, the ones clapping each other on the back about making literature matter and then being exposed as abusers one by one, it may not matter enough.
When ‘Good Writing’ Means ‘White Writing’

Once you realize how much the structures of literary power are bound up with the concept of literary quality, it becomes clear — if it wasn’t already — that our entire concept of “quality” is suspect. The Paris Review publishes twice as many men as women; are men twice as good? The New York Times described Stein as “regarded by many as a champion of new talent, including some women writers,” but that “some” is poison. One can’t really make the case that Stein was a champion of women writers generally; under his auspices, The Paris Review went from one-third women writers to… one-third women writers. So who broke through to be part of the illustrious third? This is not to say that the writers who did make their way into The Paris Review’s pages aren’t worthy, but we should illuminate the hand that picked them, and the other work it cast aside. In short, if you weren’t already paying attention to the ways that whiteness and maleness determine what we value in art, you should be now.
2017  ****  literature  sexism  gender  magazine 
9 days ago
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A Union of Poets: An interview with organizers of the Union of Radical Workers and Writers, the Resist Retail Nihil…
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The ONLY way our party will be sustainable in the future is if we create a policy platform that works for Americans…
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This whole thread is basically saying we should be okay with creating another candidate personality cult (regardles…
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Tommy Wiseau is the apotheosis of white men failing up but people are still like "Does Oprah, a black woman who bui…
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Regular reminder: the US is an enormously wealthy country. We could easily ensure that everyone in it has a place t…
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Finished the website for my Designing Methods class! - from critical textual approaches + traditional qual methods…
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hello warren! actually, private property is a civic institution created by civic law, and taxed money does not lega…
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the main threat to free speech in this country isn't left anti fascist protestors. It's police, and a culture of au…
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Lol, no one at twitter ever took a media studies or history course: "We review Tweets by leaders within the politic…
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I really don't care much about Trump's mental health or "fitness," I care about the odious pro-corporate, anti-work…
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Thank you! And yes, I think being rational/moral requires admitting that we're virtually all liable t…
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...and it's a lie within a lie... what you see of Trump is NOT what you get from him, regardless of whe…
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DON'T EVER ASK WHY WOMEN DON'T REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT. EVER AGAIN.
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I recognize a distinction btw Urban Planners (who use spreadsheets and shape policy), Urban Designer…
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Tbh I think it's stupid that Urbanism books are in the architecture section. It's stupid that there's this really p…
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LRT: I find it incredible how many commentators don't see Iraq for the moral event horizon that it was. It wasn't j…
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The sooner we get past the idea that misogyny is hostility/hatred toward all women, as opposed to "bad" women (by p…
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Untitled (https://www.thenation.com/article/metoo-has-debunked-the-lean-in-philosophy/)
MORE MEN SHOULD LEARN TO ACT LIKE WOMEN HAVE BEEN SOCIALIZED TO ACT INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND
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Rather than super/dis-interested guardians of liberalism who have imagined themselves behind the veil of ignorance…
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The truth is they actually can't compromise at all, not so much because of the content, but because it would reduce…
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In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanita…
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My prediction for 2018: the complete collapse of consensus reality, which is already breaching at multiple points.…
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"I am a social justice advocate. I do not believe America's economic system is just. I promise that I will support…
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When I was younger, I'd sit in class and think "Ugh, when am I ever going to need to know this stuff in the REAL wo…
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14 days ago
Want To Be A Great Designer? Ban Post-It Notes
“Design thinking is a separation of thinking and design, taking thinking first and design second,” Sison says. “I’m going to be honest with you. I hate this. It basically insults me when a bunch of people strategize, have these concepts, have a bunch of Post-its and bring these notes to a designer. [Designers] are then just the ones coloring in what your idea is going to look like. I don’t think that’s how it is. That is not design to me.”

During the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Sison hosted 60 people at Work & Co’s Brooklyn office and led them through his process, which always starts with sketching. His aim? To move beyond “design thinking” to “design doing.” Work & Co. believes in designing from day one, not spending weeks and months developing strategy.
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“Challenges and hard decisions are discovered by making,” Lindsay Liu, group director of marketing at Work & Co, says. “By waiting for months to start designing, you lose value and insights if you were prototyping and testing with users [from the beginning].”

None of Sison’s projects start from a wall of Post-it notes; they all start with a sketch. “Every time a project comes to me, it’s a blank page,” Sison says. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t have an idea. How do I make an idea? How do I start? There are ways to get over this. One of my favorites comes from Bob Ross. He basically said in one of his TV shows that if you ever get into a place where you can’t start, just put something down. Start doing something, start making so you get over it. That’s what the design process is. That’s my theory.”

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16 days ago
Dealing with monsters: why adults need kids books now more than ever | Kat Patrick | Books | The Guardian
Returning to the literature that I loved as a kid isn’t just a comforting regression when times are tough. I find that when things feel weirder than usual, I need to find a literary weirdness that’s capable of unscrambling my present tense.

Kids’ books offer ways to make sense of a world that is suddenly spinning so quickly we’re permanently dizzy; it’s one of the few formats that helps you do everything at once in the way the internet landscape demands; escape, understand and take action.

But as much as we need them more than ever, we’re still making the mistake of thinking that kids’ books are transient; that they only serve to get through a bedtime, or prep a child for the responsibilities of being a grown-up. There’s two things wrong with this.
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16 days ago
Cracking the Code of Change
For more than 40 years now, we’ve been studying the nature of corporate change. And although every business’s change initiative is unique, our research suggests there are two archetypes, or theories, of change. These archetypes are based on very different and often unconscious assumptions by senior executives—and the consultants and academics who advise them—about why and how changes should be made. Theory E is change based on economic value. Theory O is change based on organizational capability. Both are valid models; each theory of change achieves some of management’s goals, either explicitly or implicitly. But each theory also has its costs—often unexpected ones.
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16 days ago
What Really Matters — Crooked Timber
I tend to post about relatively frivolous stuff. But today is shaping up pretty serious. Global warming report. North Korea and Trump rattling sabers. I’m a pessimist at heart, which makes these headlines so alarming I have trouble thinking clearly. What do I think the really important, consequential issues are for humanity for the next hundred years?  Climate change and environmental destruction generally; the threat of some catastrophic, global war and/or the use, somewhere, of weapons of mass destruction. I guess number three would be: inequality and the threat it poses for the stability of societies and political orders, long-term. Everything else bad looks a lot smaller – more super-structural – than these three. I don’t have a lot of bright thoughts about any of the three
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16 days ago
In France’s Dordogne region, a land of castles and caves calls for deep exploration - The Washington Post
Back in 2000, we wandered the town center feeling like time travelers. We bought wooden crusader swords for the kids and hand-spun earthenware pottery that my wife and I still treasure. For dinner, we found a traditional French restaurant whose dining room, to our delight, extended into a natural cavern. Our children, now far-flung and embarked on lives of their own, still remember that day 17 years later.
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16 days ago
ALS Lamon™ - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
Lamon is a soft-natured display typeface. It looks best when used for short words and succinct phrases. Lamon’s outlined glyphs are made of both uppercase and lowercase letters with the smaller letters hiding inside the bigger ones. The face’s smooth lines give street signs, packaging and decorative materials a friendly lightness, while the unexpected contrast involves the viewer in an interesting optical game. Lamon is a perfect typeface for neon signs.

In addition to Cyrillic and Latin letters, Lamon includes a set of useful characters and currency signs.
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16 days ago
Alda
The extreme weights are fun, particularly so given it's a serif face.
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16 days ago
Lagrangian point - Wikipedia
The positions in an orbital configuration of two large bodies where a small object affected only by gravity can maintain its position relative to the two large bodies. The Lagrange points mark positions where the combined gravitational pull of the two large masses provides precisely the centripetal force required to orbit with them.
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16 days ago
Welcome to the World of “Soviet” Feelings
And what about the U.S. these days? American children, en masse, have been taught to look up to the country’s Presidents, even if in many instances those children’s parents had nothing good to say about a given President, considering him (not incorrectly, perhaps, but that’s not the point) a misguided idiot or a shill for corporate interests. Still, that was within the normal scope of societal discourse, no matter how heated and vitriolic it got at times. It was understood, generally, or at least grudgingly accepted and admitted, that the U.S. President, whether he was right or wrong, smart or stupid, had the country’s best interests at heart, to the best of his—frequently warped as all hell—understanding of the country’s good.

But Trump? Trump is a distinctly ugly thread in the narrative of the American Presidency, a human disaster unto itself. What are responsible American parents supposed to say to their children about Trump? “Sorry, kids, America has screwed up bigly this time around”? This sort of national calamity wasn’t supposed to happen in America. This is the Soviet kind of narrative, if you will: the rulership of the worst sort of people—the reckless, the ignorant, the avaricious, the lethally indifferent. That danger presented by Trump, the precariousness of U.S. democracy—that’s something, possibly, to tell one’s children. And to tell them, also, that it might be best not to talk about any of that with strangers. This is the end of American-bound innocence for the new generation of America’s children—and for their parents, too. Welcome to the world of “Soviet” feelings.
soviet  trump  history  ***  russia  usa  nytimes  politics 
16 days ago
Children's books with humans have greater moral impact than animals, study finds | Books | The Guardian
Ganea felt that it would be useful for children’s authors to be aware of her research. “We tell stories to children for many reasons, and if the goal is to teach them a moral lesson then one way to make the lesson more accessible to children is to use human characters. Yes, we should consider the diversity of story characters and the roles they are depicted in,” she said.

Chris Haughton, author and illustrator of animal picture books including Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, felt that while “a simple instructional moral message might work short term”, the stories that have longer impact are the ones that resonate deeply. “I read Charlotte’s Web as a child and I know that made a big impression on me. I thought about it for a long time after I read the story. I identified with the non-human characters. That, among other things, did actually turn me into a lifelong vegetarian. I think a truly engaging and quality story that resonates with the child will be replayed in their mind and that has the real effect on them and the course of their life,” he said.
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16 days ago
Fun City - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
FunCity is a family of typefaces designed for multi-layered use. There are six levels of letter thickness from thin to extremely bold and all styles of the family represent basically a different variations of the same letterforms. As the same letters in every typeface in this family use the same amount of space, it creates a possibility of overlaying and using more than one style simultaneously, which lead to almost endless variations.
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16 days ago
The Political and the Technical
Rebutting the latest anti–Medicare for All nonsense.
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16 days ago
Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken With Shallots Recipe - NYT Cooking
INGREDIENTS

8 bone-in chicken thighs
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 to 15 whole medium shallots, peeled
2 cups white wine
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 sprigs tarragon
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half.
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PREPARATION

Rinse chicken thighs in water, and pat them very dry with paper towels. Sprinkle over them the flour, salt and pepper.
Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot or skillet set over medium-high heat. When the butter foams, cook the chicken, in batches if necessary, until well browned and crisp on all sides. Set aside.
Add the whole shallots to the pot and sauté them in the butter and chicken fat until they begin to soften and caramelize, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Add the wine to deglaze the pot, stir with a large spoon, then add the mustard and tarragon, then the chicken thighs. Cover the pot, turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove the lid, and allow the sauce to reduce and thicken, 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the cherry tomatoes to the pot, stir lightly to combine and serve immediately.
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16 days ago
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For now if you want to support Erica Garner ... Go find a way to support your local foster care system. The last a…
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Systemic racism kills. Literally. Daily. This is why I have no space for folks who try to reduce the issue of racis…
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I had no idea of the depth of this until I started nursing school: intense stress is one of the worst health afflic…
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Toxic positivity. I’m writing that phrase down.
“Don’t be negative” has come to mean: don’t think critically, don’…
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Updates in canceling the future, part ten thousand
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Uncredited ad for Formica, Italy, 1959
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Uncredited ad for Formica, Italy, 1959
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America is a place where you can be unarmed and shot by police because two video game players you don't know were a…
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My wife's nurse had to stand for 30 mins & administer a drug slowly through a syringe because there are almost no I…
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David Foster Wallace said of nonfiction writing that it's the chance to watch "somebody reasonably bright but also…
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Lets call it "The Cooper Doctrine:" 's 5-point plan for when Ds retake power:

1) Statehood for DC & PR…
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& then, of course, is Sacrifice Mode only built-in to non-Gold Members? do the algorithms take into acco…
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Was thinking about this as Google Maps routed back into the city today. Would an AI sacrifice our time t…
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This may be my quote of the year
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Women, people of color, and members of other marginalized communities have been extending themselves in this way as…
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I am getting the feeling he does not know many academics whose simple existence as, say, a minority, triggers "cons…
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Love this piece. Happy Evil Holidays!
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little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
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I asked a Somali mom why her & her siblings had “Dec 25th” as their birthdate instead of the generic “Jan 1st” she…
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I liked working at the airport on Christmas morning. Something about the abject space-time, travelers out of joint…
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Me: good morning
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: to you, perhaps. But to 4 billion other people it’s an afternoon, or a night…
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y'all realize that the putative "assault on saying merry christmas" is just an open attack on religious minorities…
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