Four Brief Notes of Varying Significance

Posted by @ 9:52 pm on February 2nd, 2011

If you’re interested in antique printing, there’s a whole plant for sale in Boston.

I love stand up comedy so I really enjoyed this profile of comedian Greg Giraldo and his untimely passing in The Awl.

Mima Simić writes a disturbing account of how her work was edited, without her approval, for Best European Fiction 2011, by an editor at Dalkey Archive. One of the edits assigned a gender to the narrator when the gender ambiguity was a deliberate authorial choice. It’s not a good situation.

Vida released a count for how women writers are represented across several publications great and small during 2010. Meghan O’Rourke responds at Slate. The numbers are not surprising. The issue is, of course, more complex than mere statistics but statistics are always a good place to start. I find the numbers disheartening.  Actually, I think it’s fucked up. I do. I understand if you don’t and why. We’ve had this conversation already but I thought I would share the latest numbers.

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