Category Composition Examples

Why the Fast-Food Ban Failed in South L.A. — The Atlantic

Although NYC’s 2012 ban on super-sized drinks was overturned last year, Los Angeles’s ban on fast food joints in the neighborhood known as South Los Angeles (formerly South Central), while intact, has failed to produce the desired results. This is a good read for those interested in the problem of obesity, especially as it impacts low-income […]

Speaking of Style Guides…

I couldn’t have planned for a better follow up post than this, a piece by Mary Norris, Query Proofreader at The New Yorker on her “learning to love the [magazine’s] house style.”  Beautifully written and itself exemplifying the nuances of The New Yorker‘s house style, Norris’s piece delves into the history behind some of the stylistic choices […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sherlock Holmes Enthusiast – The New Yorker

The writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (yes, also the basketball great!) has a new book coming out.  Mycroft Holmes focuses on the shadowy older brother of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective.  If you like the crime fiction genre then this tale might be for you!  Check out the profile on Abdul-Jabbar and Mycroft Holmes in the […]

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