Aug 22, 2012 @ 12:11:00 am
If you own a Mac, you might be pleased to learn that David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith live inside your thesaurus. This is because Macs utilize (“a puff-word” says DFW) the Oxford American Writers’ Thesaurus, which features notes by writers about words and their usage. For a full list of who contributed notes to certain words, check out Dave Madden’s blog.
What’s the matter with Newsweek? That’s the question on, well, everybody’s mind after Tina Brown’s magazine ran a very problematic cover story by economic historian Niall Ferguson, author of titles such as The Ascent of Money, which made a case against re-electing Obama. The story was problematic not because of the politics—which were conservative—but because of the facts, which were largely wrong. At the Atlantic, economics editor Matthew O’Brien does a full
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