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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.

medievalpoc: Link to... — 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.

Tin House is now the Gideons Bible of Ace Hotel.

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

Is There a “Gay Voice”? — 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:

Therapy Session, After My Second Cat Died... — 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

Metafilter’s Orphan Black Profiles Wishlist — 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:…

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

Maud Newton — 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 — 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.
Aug 01, 2015

Such as the time my dad didn't know that one of my mom's churchgoers (who worked as a prostitute) was living with us.…

Jun 12, 2015

Been trying to stop saying "you guys."… aka belatedly endorsing my dad's insistence on y'all.…

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Aug 27, 2015

@Sarah_Smarsh My parents' split was one of the best things that happened in my childhood, truly. A relief for all.

Aug 27, 2015

RT @EmilyMandel: So anyway, I have a new theory about Mona Lisa's smile. I think she was maybe an author in a signing line.

Aug 27, 2015

RT @mariskreizman: The woman who trimmed her toenails on the subway tonight was def better than the bro who took her photo & said "Yes! Thi…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @latimesbooks: Mat Johnson's satire of race in America, 'Loving Day,' is picked up by Showtime

Aug 27, 2015

“I take offense at the idea that the only war stories that matter are those written by men crouched in foxholes.”…

Aug 26, 2015

(Guessing some kind stranger walked it over and left it, thinking, all hot-looking black hats go here.)

Aug 26, 2015

My new black felt hat was missing. I was so annoyed with myself for losing it between subway & home. Found it on lawn of Yeshiva next door.

Aug 26, 2015

A very happy birthday to my incredible agent, @juliebarer!⛵️❤️

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