Monthly Archives: November 2011

How TV chefs saved Thanksgiving

Pop culture critics are sometimes hard pressed to find anything redeeming in pop culture. I confess to finding myself afflicted in just that way, very often indeed. But there’s one pop-culture phenomenon that, although it’s been pilloried by many, I … Continue reading

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Just another plagiarist

If working writers were designers of the afterlife, then a particularly brutal hell would be waiting for plagiarists. plagiarize 1716, from plagiary (c.1600), from plagiarius “one who kidnaps the child or slave of another,” also “a literary thief,” from plagiare “to kidnap” (see plagiarism). Related:Plagiarized; plagiarizing … Continue reading

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A novel in a month? Crazy talk!

November is National Novel Writing Month. More familiarly, it’s NaNoWriMo. That’s not merely a month of salutation to the idea of writing a novel…it’s actually writing one. In a month. NaNoWriMo has been around since 1999. This is my first … Continue reading

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