The Times Revives Reading

February 25th, 2008 at 6:39 am

The New York Times recently ran a few articles beautifully illuminating the more writerly things in life.

There’s Immigrants and Gatsby.

Timothy Egan eloquently (and thankfully) rendered Steve Jobs’ silly dismissal of reading Out Of Touch.

And then there’s a gorgeous piece about a semicolon. Yes gorgeous. And yes a semicolon.

Though Kurt Vonnegut hated them, I have always considered the semicolon to be the second sexiest punctuation mark. Second chair only to that undulating harp that is the ampersand.

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