February 16, 2012

Mix Tape: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

By Maggie Smith

The theme park Dickens World “promised to be an ‘authentic’ re-creation of the London of Charles Dickens’s novels, complete with soot, pickpockets, cobblestones, gas lamps, animatronic Dickens characters and strategically […]

February 9, 2012

Mix Tape: Carver Wasn’t Always Carver

By Maggie Smith

In this insightful response to Anis Shivani’s “Can Creative Writing Be Taught? Therapy for the Disaffected Masses,” Karen Babine notes: “the main issue that Shivani overlooks—whether intentional or not, in […]

February 2, 2012

Mix Tape: Cellar Door

By Maggie Smith

What’s so beautiful about cellar door? These two little words have gotten a lot of attention from Donnie Darko, Dorothy Parker, and beyond. “If you can pronounce correctly every word […]