Thursday, June 26, 2008

More than Movies

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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

An Arab in the Hands of an Angry Bus Driver

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.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Golf, Fish, Pigeonhole

I wrote this week's Soapbox in The Weekly Dig, finally making use of nearly three years' work in a card store.

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.

The Impracticality of Poets

The column that I worked on in class last semester is published by The Smart Set! Thanks to Jeff and Spring '08 Column Writing for all the suggestions. Yay!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Private Icon: Bat for Lashes

Hi everyone!! Happy June!!

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 ( and click here for the link to the story. Thank you and also a big congrats to recent graduates!!

Wink wink,
Jinnie L.