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

Maud Newton • On June 6, I’ll be speaking at the Global Family...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — On June 6, I'll be speaking at the Global Family Reunion about my family, my interest in genealogy, ancestry, genetics, and the things we know and stories we tell ourselves about inheritance, and how my fascination with all of this became the book I'm writing.

Maud Newton • The death toll in Nepal has climbed to more than...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — The death toll in Nepal has climbed to more than 3200. It's cold, aftershocks keep coming, and people are sleeping in the streets.

A couple days ago I learned that “A...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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

barnesandnoble.com — 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.
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May 22, 2015

Avocados, yes, but also rice, grapes, processed tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, bread.... (cc: @bookofsand) twitter.com/nytimes/status…

May 22, 2015

Lawsuits in CA, TX, and AZ allege @Uber discriminates against blind and wheelchair-using passengers. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… via @bookofsand

May 22, 2015

First successful use of insanity plea in US legal history, featuring murder, adultery, cannonball: laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/rea… via @michellelegro

May 22, 2015

@tonye1015 I'm so sorry to hear the weather didn't cooperate but I know North Texas can use the rain!

May 22, 2015

@tonye1015 Thinking of you all today. Wish I could have been there.

May 22, 2015

@tonye1015 Thank you, Tonye! They're recording it, so I'll send you the link.

May 22, 2015

RT @ohheygreat: I somehow didn’t know that cremated remains were called “cremains” but now when I eat craisins I feel like I’m eating tiny raisin souls.

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