Writer and reader. Working on a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.

I, Rodent - The Awl

theawl.com — Last year started with fluey nightmares about humanized mice. I dreamed of mice used in research: "frantic" mice, for studying anxiety; "Methuselah" mice, known for longevity; and mice with human liver cells and brain cells and tumor cells.
Jan 05, 2016

I, Rodent -- something I wrote for @Awl on humanized mice and mousey humans theawl.com/2016/01/i-rode…

Jan 05, 2016

RT @maudnewton: I, Rodent -- something I wrote for @Awl on humanized mice and mousey humans theawl.com/2016/01/i-rode…

Jan 05, 2016

it turns out that there was one more save yourself essay and it's by @maudnewton and it's COMPLETELY DISGUSTING theawl.com/2016/01/i-rode…

Cleaning Up on Christmas

medium.com — The last time I stayed with my father in Miami over the holidays, I made the mistake of thinking he was lonely. I had a bad habit of trying to decode his emotional state from external markers, in this case his threadbare green bathmat.
Dec 24, 2015

The last time I stayed with my dad in Miami over the holidays, I made the mistake of thinking he was lonely. medium.com/life-tips/clea…

wildwomanofthewoods: ...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — fieldbears: wildwomanofthewoods: mindblowingfactz: In a private cemetery in small-town Arkansas, a woman single-handedly buried and gave funerals to more than 40 gay men during the height of the AIDS epidemic, when their families wouldn't claim them. -Source One person who found the courage to push the wheel is Ruth Coker Burks.
Dec 18, 2015

Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of abandoned AIDS victims & "buried over three dozen with her own hands." tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1_A8gj9

Molly Crabapple And Occupy Wall Street Protest Art

newrepublic.com — A year and a half ago, Crabapple raised $64,000 on Kickstarter to fund her new show, Shell Game, which opens this Sunday at Paul Bridgewater's new Smart Clothes Gallery on Manhattan's Lower East Side and commemorates the worldwide uprisings of 2011 and the financial crisis.

Oy Vey, Christian Soldiers

nytimes.com — Of all the surprises promised by the recent TLC reality show "The Sisterhood," which followed the lives of five Atlanta preachers' wives, the only one that truly amazed me was the Christian bar mitzvah, an event organized by Pastor Tara Lewis and her husband, Pastor Brian, for their son, Trevor.

Maud Newton • Family politics

maudnewton.tumblr.com — My dad used to be a registered Democrat in Florida, but only to skew Democratic primaries. He was a very conservative Republican, a reactionary really, and every election, he voted for the candidate he saw as least viable in the national election who was also appealing to Democrats.
Oct 14, 2015

Family politics - My dad, a diehard Republican, used to be a registered Democrat in Florida to skew primaries. tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1w9OIok

It seems fitting that my...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — emilystjohnmandel: It seems fitting that my 100th event for Station Eleven was a) in Michigan and b) involved an actual traveling Shakespeare company. This is my reading copy. It lives in my suitcase.

Maud Newton • A bedtime story

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Once upon a time, many years ago, people used to vent on their blogs when things in their lives that wanted venting were happening. They vented not in a delicate or subtweeting way but in a full-on here’s-what’s-getting-to-me way, because no one in their non-bloggy lives knew what a blog was.

Maud Newton • A bedtime story

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Once upon a time, many years ago, people used to vent on their blogs when things in their lives that wanted venting were happening. They vented not in a delicate or subtweeting way but in a full-on here’s-what’s-getting-to-me way, because no one in their non-bloggy lives knew what a blog was.

medievalpoc: Link to...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — unirdg-collections: medievalpoc: Link to Article Link to British Library Flickr Link to Album View (shown above) Selected Links by Subject: musical instruments | fashion & costumes | ships | dancing | decorative papers | curator selection | highlights | portraits | space and science fiction | children's book illustrations | technology | flora | advertisements | decorative illustrations | castles | heraldry | diagrams | comic art | illustrated letters & typography | wildlife Open content and open data make us openly happy.
More Articles →
Feb 06, 2016

Reflecting on "the truth shall set you free," outside the context of the gospels, especially for writing.

Feb 04, 2016

Oh, Twitter, I wish I could use you in moderation. Back to my manuscript, stack of books, internet blocker. See you soon but not too soon.

Feb 04, 2016

The @WhitingAwards creative nonfiction grant is extremely generous -- $35k -- and partly need-based. whiting.submittable.com/submit/58029ee… Via @BNReviewer

Feb 04, 2016

RT @WhitingAwards: Whiting is excited to announce the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for works-in-progress. Apply & find out more: https…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @readandbreathe: Hi! I have an exciting announcement that involves @thelithub and @BookCourt and women writers. lithub.com/announcing-red…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @titivil: Used to be you couldn't buy editing as good as @caaf's. Now you can blackcardiganedit.com

Feb 04, 2016

RT @CAAF: I'm hanging out my editor shingle again at Black Cardigan Edit! blackcardiganedit.com


Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.