I Tell You How To Write

Here’s some hubris for you. I’ve never had a work of fiction published but I’m going to go ahead and trash an actual, award-winning no less, author. Irish writer Colum McCann wrote a column for the Guardian recently on tips for aspiring writers and, well, they aren’t great. He opens his essay, unironically, with a … [Read more…]

The Magic Of Poor Brown People

I was reading a blog post written by a friend this week. She’d recently returned from a trip to what is often called a developing country. While there, she met with a group of people from a minority sect. She expected to share with them feminism and be a shiny example of what an enlightened … [Read more…]

Take Your Loyalty Pledge And Shove It

Part of the Dutch integration package now includes a loyalty pledge. (If you listened to the Dutch News Podcast this week, you probably have a sense of how I feel about this. Or read the title of this post.) 1. There is zero evidence loyalty pledges work. Ask Trump how that worked out for him. … [Read more…]