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Ellen Cleghorne on Saturday Night Live’s race problem and her trailblazing past.
“Performance studies taught me to look at something and see one thing in everything,” Cleghorne says. “That gives you an opportunity, as there’s a never-ending amount of things you can write about, or write a sketch about. We’re all in resistance to something, and that’s what comedy is.”
comedy  writing  television  presence  academia  education  creativity 
42 minutes ago by allaboutgeorge
10 Teacher-Tested Strategies to Engage Reluctant Writers - John Spencer
I was talking to my friend, Luke, about this. He’s an English expert who taught at the high school level. “I spent less time doing direct instruction and they spent more time writing. My goal was to make it so interesting that they’d be excited about writing.”
ego  writing  teaching 
4 hours ago by lukeneff
Barry Jenkins on Adapting ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
I will say,” Jenkins clarifies regarding Baldwin’s view of America, “it’s not a kind contempt, but it is a constructive contempt. He was writing with the belief that the American ideal, or just America itself, was salvageable, that this idea of greatness in America was actually possible, but through rigorous interrogation.”
writing  film  movies  creativity  literature  1970s  nyc  america 
6 hours ago by allaboutgeorge
Typora
Lightweight Markdown Editor for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Markdown  App  Text  Writing 
7 hours ago by Vlahn
YouTube Rewind 2018 is officially the most disliked video on YouTube - The Verge
“Honest feedback can suck, but we are listening and we appreciate how much people care,” the representative said. “Trying to capture the magic of YouTube in one single video is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle. We also learned that creating content can be really hard and this underscores our respect and admiration for YouTube creators doing it every day. Keep the feedback coming and maybe we’ll release a top 10 list of ‘Rewind dislike’ reaction videos.” -- there is something really... something? about this statement. It's almost like it's a parody and feels content-free?
youtube  rewind  theverge  representative  pr  statement  language  content  writing 
9 hours ago by danhon
George Orwell: Why I Write
Why I Write, the essay of George Orwell. First published: summer 1946 by/in Gangrel, GB, London
essay  writing  literature 
12 hours ago by hthief
Valentina Tereshkova and the American Imagination
NASA and the U.S. Air Force were not impressed. Some in those ranks compared Tereshkova to the chimps Americans had already sent into orbit. Griswold writes that “An unnamed NASA spokesman had a more visceral reaction. The talk of putting an American women in space ‘makes me sick to my stomach.” It took a long time to overcome American sexism, the Cold War or no. The first American woman in space wouldn’t get there until two decades after Tereshkova.
writing 
13 hours ago by iagor
Why the Enlightenment was not the age of reason
Generalising about intellectual movements is always a dangerous business. The Enlightenment did have distinct national characteristics, and even within a single nation it was not monolithic. Some thinkers did invoke a strict dichotomy of reason and the passions, and privilege the a priori over sensation – Kant, most famously. But in this respect Kant was isolated from many, if not most, of his era’s major themes. Particularly in France, rationality was not opposed to sensibility but was predicated on and continuous with it. Romanticism was largely a continuation of Enlightenment themes, not a break or rupture from them.
writing 
14 hours ago by iagor
rotring rapid pro 0.7 - Google Search
This is a very high quality pencil.
Get a bundle from Amazon with the eraser set and spare nib set
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