A beautiful sentence

Some time in the not so distant past I lost my love of syntax. Slowly, I aim to recover it. Here’s a reason to be hopeful: “If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.” — Joan Crawford

Absence as Speech Act

There’s been no shortage of reporting on Der Tzeitung‘s removing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from this photo of the Situation Room. In contrast, there’s been too little commentary on the subject. Writing for Jezebel, Irin Carmon published this briefing of the now iconic airbrush stroke, which mostly republishes Der Tzeitung‘s explanation of its decision. […]