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The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web – a practical guide to web typography
Koa Beck: The Elizabeth Gilbert Effect: The Ills of ‘Feministy’ Memoirs
“[Eat, Pray, Love] reads like one long Seventeen magazine spread, the appropriate title perhaps being, “How I Traveled for an Entire Year and Still Managed to Only Obsess About Myself and My Problems.” Gilbert’s narration is charming for about twenty pages, but after seventy, a bit pitiful. How a thirty-plus-year-old woman manages to be so well-traveled and yet also so self-absorbed is surprising, but even while raising funds for a homeless Balinese woman and her child, she manages to pull it off. Gilbert’s undisciplined writing style, coupled with her self-serving search for God, trivializes divorce, depression, and the aforementioned issues, reducing them to fodder for a kitschy beach read marketed as a reflective memoir about women’s issues.”
Salon Partners with McSweeney’s
A good move for both Salon and McSweeney’s, though many more fans of the latter won’t think so…
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