The column that Patrick Boyle wrote for WP491 this past semester about the influence a high school teacher had by using movies in his classroom was sold to Education Week. You need to be a subscriber to read the whole article, but the beginning of it appears here.
This column is in this weeks What's Up, an insert in the Spare Change News. I forgot to update the blog when it first came out, which was on the 19th--which means that a new issue is coming out tomorrow :-(. Catch it quick if you can. Jamie Kerry's column is in there too.
This also marks my move from wannabe to actual published writer, a momentous occasion that almost didn't happen. I never heard back from the Dig editor after submitting my column which, in my relentless optimism, I interpreted to mean that my writing so repulsed her that she summarily and unceremoniously rejected it without even acknowledging its existence. Thus, I learned of its publication Wednesday morning when I picked up a copy of the Dig on my way to work, where I was immediately distracted by an impending crisis and unable to revel in my glory, such as it was. (Never fear, crisis averted.)
In fact, as of now, I still have not heard from the editor, which I'm sure is how good writer-editor relationships are maintained.
Personally, I'm most pleased that my first publication contains the word "twain." I'm hoping that future columns will include "mayhaps," "posthaste," and the phrase "in a coon's age," though not necessarily all at once. That would be overkill.
I'm still contributing to NYLON magazine when I can. I'm especially in love with my latest fashion piece on British songstress Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes) because I genuinely love her haunting songs and mystical aesthetic. Please check out her music on Myspace (myspace.com/batforlashes) and click here for the link to the story. Thank you and also a big congrats to recent graduates!!