Martin Schneider writes:
I just stumbled on James Sturm's experiment on Slate involving staying off the Internet for a few weeks and seeing what happens.
The results have been marvelous, witty, wise, insightful, hilarious, and resonant—it's one of the best things I've seen in weeks. I think just about everyone would find a point of access here; that's one of the great things about it. I'm going to embed a few of my favorite panels and then leave you to read it.
There are eight installments; this is the first.
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and pre-web internet nut. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent many years as a New Yorker fan blog. The project garnered some nice compliments and press.
The blog’s now treading the territories of punctuation, publications, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a brilliant brigade of culture writers, editors, and artists. You can read all about the people who've helped build Emdashes here at “Who We?” (That’s a New Yorker joke. Old habits die hard.)
I welcome submissions, questions, corrections, and ardent, obsessive contributors. I also host occasional book-related contests and giveaways. Questioners and publishers, just email me.
Jennifer Hadley designed the original Emdashes pencil logo, based on a 1943 Dorothy Gray ad.