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Brooklyn, NY
Contributor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times

Writer, reader, critic. Recently in @Harpers, @NYTMag, @Awl, and @Tin_House. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.

A couple days ago I learned that “A... — thebegats:A couple days ago I learned that "A Doubter in the Holy Land," my essay about visiting Jerusalem and wondering if I'd have a religious conversion like the one my mother once had, will be included in Best American Travel Writing 2015, which is very exciting.The year's guest editor is Andrew McCarthy, the actor, travel writer, and director.

Maud Newton • theverge:These maps show why internet is way more... — theverge:These maps show why internet is way more expensive in the US than Europe.More than a quarter of Americans cannot go online at home to pay bills, check their children's grades at school, apply for jobs, or research health issues. They don't have what has become a crucial service for participation in modern society: internet service at home.

Study finds women are going to... — micdotcom:Watch: Study finds women are going to have to wait decades for equal pay - and 'The Daily Show' is rightfully furious

Here in Dallas I’ve found evidence of... — thebegats:Here in Dallas I've found evidence of five of my grandfather's divorces, three of which (above) occurred within 15 months. He and Christine, the first ex-wife above and the woman he was seeing while married to my grandmother, actually filed for divorce a total of six times.

Maud Newton • I’m not sure when I began following Nina... — I'm not sure when I began following Nina MacLaughlin's Tumblr, but for at least a year I've admired her thoughtful and elegant writing; it sometimes feels as if I'm reading a poem rather than a blog post...

In which Michael Chabon and Neil Gaiman...

Maud Newton • AP removes distinction between ‘over’ and ‘more... — The one good thing about the AP's decision to stop distinguishing between "over" and "more than" is imagining what Kingsley Amis would say about it.

Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act — Over three decades, Alison Bechdel's comics have grown increasingly intimate. Her alt-weekly strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, was as emotionally true as it was funny and shrewd, but as with other great political cartoons of the era, like Bloom County and Doonesbury, the travails of its cast - a gay-community ensemble whose lives Bechdel chronicled from the Reagan era through the first anxious decade of a new century - only hinted at the life of the artist herself.

Maud Newton • My meditation teacher, Ethan Nichtern, has a great... — My meditation teacher, Ethan Nichtern, has a great new book coming out: The Road Home. This is what I wrote for the back cover: "Ethan Nichtern is as gifted and compassionate a teacher in writing as he is in person.

Maud Newton • Like so many girl poets, I thought I would be... — Like so many girl poets, I thought I would be famous, and I thought I would be dead, and here I am, none of those things.-- Elizabeth Bachner, "Plathophilia: Rereading Sylvia," published on Bookslut (via bostonpoetryslam)
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Apr 01, 2015

.@hannahnordhaus on ghost stories: "it's not so much the ghost that keeps the dead alive to us as it is the story." From "American Ghost."

Apr 01, 2015

Photoset: theverge:These maps show why internet is way more expensive in the US than Europe.More than a...

Apr 01, 2015

"We're going to print human hearts out of Xerox machines 30 years before women get pay equality"…

Apr 01, 2015

Always so great and also such a mistake to stay up this late amped up and writing. Now to lead brain gently in direction of sleep.

Apr 01, 2015

RT @Sarah_Smarsh: @maudnewton Alas, the quote is from Goddess Patsy Cline. I had enough character but not enough characters when I tried to attribute in bio.

Apr 01, 2015

@Sarah_Smarsh thanks, you! If I blushed I'd be blushing; instead I'm happily-nervously smiling. I'd say grinning but I'm not showing teeth.

Apr 01, 2015

"Hoss, if you can't do it with feeling, don't." -- @Sarah_Smarsh (#FF --> Follow Forever)

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