A House for Mr. Biswas is full of beautiful passages.
But this one might be the best: Read more
I hate the word “foodie,” but I could probably be classified as one.
I’ll eat anything, and I love going out to a good restaurant. Most of my family’s vacations are built around cities that have a diverse restaurant scene.
Our guilty pleasure is cooking competition shows. Top Chef, MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped—we watch ‘em all. So a few weeks ago, while sitting down with my wife to watch a DVR’d episode of Top Chef, I was delighted to see that the featured elimination challenge had a literary theme.
Cooking and literature—together it’s awesome!
With the show being hosted in Boston this season, the chefs were asked to create a dish inspired by a famous New England author. The choices included Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Dr. Seuss. Read more
Make no mistake—no matter what you think about V.S. Naipaul as a person, the man is an incredible writer.
Today’s Monday Question is simple.
Let’s follow up Friday’s post by letting you chime in on your favorite punctuation mark.
You already know mine—the question mark. Question marks make the world go round. They are the gateway to all knowledge.
But what about you?
You a fan of the period, the semicolon, the dreaded ellipses? Do tell!
Not all punctuation is created equal. In relation to English grammar, I believe some punctuation just flat out sucks and should rarely be used.
That’s what today’s post is about. This is a bare bones, no frills, blunt, completely subjective look at the deep, seedy, grimey world of English punctuation.
I’ll rank the ten most often used pieces of punctuation from bottom to top: Read more