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What We Read This Year: 2015 Highlights
Imagine a World: A Conversation with Illustrator Rob Turpin
The Short Story, Voice, and History: A Conversation with Richard Smyth
People always tell me that my work is unlike anything else currently produced, and yet I make a point of stealing more obviously than artists usually allow themselves to. Most importantly, it’s all about treatment for me.
Sarah E. Bond is a digital humanist and assistant professor of classics at the University of Iowa. She teaches courses on Roman civilization, late antique Latin, Latin historiography, Roman history, and Greek and Latin epigraphy. On her blog, you’ll find musings on late antiquity, the classical world, and more.
“I recalled the moment that I held Lucas’ cello near me, and all the years after, when, no matter how beautifully I played my violin, I never felt whole or satisfied.” A beautiful piece by Sam Dylan Finch on music, identity, and finding one’s true self.
NewBallpark covers “the never ending quest for a proper home for the Oakland Athletics,” but it’s so much more than that. It’s about how pro teams operate in cities, and how taxpayers face a difficult financial decision.
“The word is so rampantly misused that its meaning may be changing. And even when used correctly, its meaning often is unclear.” Author Richard Gilbert on bemused, a slippery word.
Strong Language — a blog about swearing — is for linguists, lexicographers, and word nerds who like vulgarities. Founded by editors James Harbeck (Sesquiotica) and Stan Carey (Sentence First), the blog offers a space for language geeks to talk about things they can’t talk about in more polite contexts.