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

Maud Newton • Although she’s an atheist, Herter is especially...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Although she's an atheist, Herter is especially critical of the science-religion duality that's emerged in Western culture. "That they are somehow two different magisterial domains that can't cross each other is just so fundamentally untrue." Many early scientific practices emerged from religion, and even now "many, many scientists also have deep-seated beliefs, right?
Jul 18, 2015

"We are equally and often as oppressed and exploited and done violence to by science." -- @RealCosima maudnewton.tumblr.com/post/123763369…

Is There a “Gay Voice”?

maudnewton.tumblr.com — newyorker: Is There a "Gay Voice"?Michael Schulman reviews a documentary that considers how specific linguistic traits can both liberate and stereotype.Image courtesy Sundance Selects / Everett
Jul 10, 2015

"Is there a 'gay voice'?" Review of a new documentary: tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1pGvas6

Therapy Session, After My Second Cat Died...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Me: I feel a little awkward going on about it. I mean, I always feel like therapists don't have pets. They have clients.Therapist: I had a dog!Me: Oh! What happened to your dog?Therapist: Well, I felt like I wasn't home enough, so I had to find him a new home.Me: …Therapist: …Therapist: So how are you feeling about Percy's death?
Jul 08, 2015

Scene: Therapy Session, After My Second Cat Died Last Year tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1p7ZmYQ

Metafilter’s Orphan Black Profiles Wishlist

maudnewton.tumblr.com — I'm enjoying these (inspired by "Science, Chance, and Emotion with Real Cosima," my profile of the show's science advisor, Cosima Herter): “Boyfriends, Sestras, and Scorpions with Real Helena”“Soap-making, Electioneering, and Body Disposal with Real Allison”“Police Investigation, Train Schedules, and Impact Trauma with Real Beth.”“Kicking Ass, Negotiating with Crazies, and Wearing Black with Real Sarah”
Jul 05, 2015

“Boyfriends, Sestras, and Scorpions with Real Helena,” and more from @metafilter's @OrphanBlack profiles wishlist: maudnewton.tumblr.com/post/123251975…

Maud Newton • Enjoying Metafilter’s Orphan Black Profiles...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Inspired by Science, Chance, and Emotion with Real Cosima (my Cosima Herter profile): “Soap-making, Electioneering, and Body Disposal with Real Allison”“Police Investigation, Train Schedules, and Impact Trauma with Real Beth.”“Kicking Ass, Negotiating with Crazies, and Wearing Black with Real Sarah”

Kimmy Walters, from Uptalk

Jul 03, 2015

"I always forget to err / on the side of being consumed" -- Kimmy Walters, "Protagonist," Uptalk tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1oglS0r

Maud Newton

maudnewton.tumblr.com — I'm a writer, reader, and critic working on a book for Random House about the science and superstition of ancestry. My essay, " America's Ancestry Craze," is the cover of the June issue of Harper's.

Portrait of My Father

granta.com — Exactly how long the prostitute, unbeknownst to my father, stayed at our house and slept in my bed is hard to gauge. Nowadays time lacks the expansive quality it had when I was eleven years old.

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.
May 22, 2015

I'm speaking 6/6 at @GlobalFamilyReunion about my family, and ancestry, inheritance, and the book I'm writing tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1lPZdJm

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.
Apr 26, 2015

Prayers to the Buddha of Compassion for the alleviation of suffering in Nepal, a photo by @amitavakumar tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1jQyBQP

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Jul 31, 2015

RT @pronounced_ing: I'm always surprised when people write in re: my novel to inform me that "Oriental" is not considered PC today. Do they think I don't know?

Jul 31, 2015

RT @LailaLalami: I'm so sorry to hear that NPR's Alan Cheuse has passed. He was a great critic, always fair in his criticism and generous with his praise.

Jul 31, 2015

@ZakSmithSabbath I really wish tax laws, cases, rulings, regulations, notices, newsletters, FAQs, etc., included language like this.

Jul 31, 2015

Of the many redundancies I routinely encounter while following tax law developments for work, the most annoying might be "Internet website."

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