Doodler’s Year in Review: Best Articles of 2013
Hi! Doodler’s Year in Review continues, featuring my favourite music, books, articles, food, blogs, etc. of 2013.
Today it’s articles! The majority of the pieces below were shared/sent to me by Paul. I guess he really knows what writers and themes/topics I’m interested in reading! :) (The George Saunders link is actually a video, not an article at all, but it is one of my favourites of 2013 and it fits well here - I’ve decided.)
Enjoy these finely crafted, thought provoking reads!
Man vs. Corpse by Zadie Smith - The New York Review of Books, December 5, 2013.
See Who We Are: Of Apes and Child’s Play by Colin McAdam - Hazlitt, November 6, 2013.
Anxiety About Certain Things Can Be Hereditary by Dana Smith - The Atlantic, December 17, 2013.
Video: Office Hours with George Saunders by Sky Dylan-Robbins - The New Yorker, December 4, 2013.
The Mystery of Moon Dust by Kate Greene - The New Yorker, November 6, 2013.
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens by Ferris Jabr - Scientific American, April 11, 2013.
Are Computers Making Society More Unequal? by Joshua Rothman - The New Yorker, November 7, 2013.
Tired Metaphors? Ciao, Contestant! ‘Masterpiece’ an Italian Reality Show for Writers by Tom Rachman - The New York Times, November 13, 2013.
from amidst the muck of a too long winter
the faded dirt and curled leaves
comes a vibrant sign of spring
albeit falsely placed
A list of words I looked up while reading Pnin. I started doing this as of page 67.
This is an awesome line, written sans thesaurus!
(via Plot Lines |)
How to Write a Booker Prize winning novel; an infographic.
BRB, taking notes.
Ha! There is a valuable lesson to be learned from this infographic:
Be sure that the “horniness” plot line and the “cannibilism” one never intersect.