Browsing Month June, 2008

Writers’ Rooms

A roundup in the The Guardian about how other writers’ offices look.


From the “How’d They Miss That One?” Department: WASHINGTON (AFP) — OMG! What is that on my car’s license plate? That’s the question asked by 10,000 drivers who registered their vehicles in North Carolina last year and got registrations starting with “WTF.”

Good Riddanc, Copy Editors!

Not! Check out this funny article by the Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten on why copy editors are important.

A Bookstore to Take Your Breath Away

Greetings from Argentina, where I recently had the great pleasure of exploring one of the world’s most breathtaking bookstores, El Ateneo, in Buenos Aires. Opened in 1919 as a grand theater for live performances, it later became a movie theater, and in 2000, was converted into a bookstore. As you can see, the stage has more…

When Spellcheckers Attack

Oops. Spell-check run amok changes names in Pa. yearbook AP–A computer spell-checker run amok christened several Pennsylvania high school students with new — and in some cases unflattering — last names. Middletown Area High School’s yearbook listed Max Zupanovic as “Max Supernova,” Kathy Carbaugh as “Kathy Airbag” and Alessandra Ippolito as “Alexandria Impolite,” just to more…