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Why Stories Favor the Fish Out of Water

Another bias in fiction is what I would call the “fish out of water” bias, which simply means that a story is more likely to be told from an outsider’s perspective than an insider’s. There are a few advantages to … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2013 August 13 2013 Edition

The Atlantic considers the rise and fall of the Mid-Atlantic accent popularized by Kathryn Hepburn and Cary Grant. So how did the accent die? Thanks in part to these sharp-tongued headliners like Bogart, Americans began to see themselves better reflected … Continue reading

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