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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...

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.

Maud Newton • My meditation teacher, Ethan Nichtern, has a great...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — 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 18, 2015

RT @ericalorraine: proof that something is right in the world: ted women 2015 lineup includes roxane gay. blog.ted.com/a-look-at-the-…

Apr 18, 2015

RT @EmilyGould: omg I wonder if any parents have yet pranked their teen children by "revealing" to them that they are Russian spies

Apr 18, 2015

RT @christinefriar: i wrote an essay for @PacificStand about my mom, mental health, and learning how to show up for the people you love: psmag.com/nature-and-tec…

Apr 18, 2015

RT @KatyaTaylor: Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair gu.com/p/47hka/stw

Apr 18, 2015

@SadieStein I'd like her to see to all my health issues and anxieties from now on.

Apr 18, 2015

@SadieStein She's so great. Almost sad she said I can wait a year until next visit b/c "with that skin" I'd notice a problem immediately.

Apr 18, 2015

RT @parul_sehgal: Very happy to have my first piece in @NYTmag: On 'flawless,' "our first untroubled word for human beauty" nytimes.com/2015/03/29/mag…

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