Posts Tagged: Fiona Maazel
Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free....more
Saturday 6/14: Alex Wright reads from Cataloging the World (March 2014), an examination of the information age. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
David Zweig reads from Invisibles (June 2014), a look at modern workers with jobs that intend for them to disappear....more
Those who are careful about their grammar run the risk of seeming pretentious. Strict adherence to grammar rules is sometimes written off as stuffy and elitist. There is a greater danger, however, in falling into the trap of being careless with language, or so Fiona Maazel writes in a piece called “Commercial Grammar.”
Imprecision allows you to say one thing when you really mean another…
Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J....more
Loneliness seems to be having a moment. Of course, the subject isn’t entirely new. Alexis de Tocqueville identified a brand of loneliness seemingly specific to America back in the mid-nineteenth century; we also have 1950’s The Lonely Crowd and 2000’s Bowling Alone....more