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  • >>One, there will always be an audience for quality writing. And some portion, hopefully large, will be willing to pay for the experience, watching ads at the least maybe even subscribing.<>And [...]read » T/S MARK DERY
 
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  • I will announce myself with a triumphal parade through the streets of Washington DC once I've attained absolute power. And if my calculations are correct, this should happen any day nowread » T/S MARK ADOMANIS
 
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  • It's making me crazy! But, it shouldn't be much longer that I'll be stuck on the sidelines. By the way, I thought the Judge's decision was extremely well stated but, as you know, this has a long, [...]read » T/S RICK UNGAR
 
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  • Glad to have discovered your writing here, Mark. The web is all too often a sea of drivel; your articles were a refreshing change. I have your web site bookmarked and look forward to seeing your [...]read » strife
 
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  • I will quibble only with one point, Mark. You argue that true writers care about words. Actually, I care more about ideas. I don't like someone hacking up my prose (rarely happens, but still) but [...]read » T/S CAITLIN KELLY
 
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Goodbye to All This: On Leaving True/Slant

“No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money,” Dr. Johnson famously observed. By the great wit’s reckoning, then, Your Author is deadwood from the neck up, since the cultural capital I’ve amassed through True/Slant, rubbing elbows with writers like Susannah Breslin and Matt Taibbi and learning [...]
 
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  • Again, thank you to all who commented and offered their well-wishes. The fact that more than 9,000 of you read this post is... amazing. Thanks. I'm working on some magazine pieces for August; to [...]read » T/S NEAL UNGERLEIDER
 
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  • Hi Rachel, to find out what I'm up to in the future please visit my personal website - www.nealungerleider.com. Best, Nealread » T/S NEAL UNGERLEIDER
 
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My time here has come to an end. Actually, it did so two days ago, but I didn't have the time at the moment to put up a proper farewell post. I wanted to say something fitting, not rush out a jumble of words in the spaces between fleeting moments [...]
 
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Signing Off and Good Bye True/Slant

It's no fresh news that True/Slant was bought by Forbes Media a few months ago. That purchase, though unclear at the beginning, pretty much intuitively meant the end of True/Slant. It meant the end of a great idea in independent journalism and the end of a community, which truly felt [...]
 
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  • Thanks...I am really honored that fellow writers found/ find my work of value. It's our job ( and privilege) to inspire and support one another. I have always believed that and, even (especially!) [...]read » T/S CAITLIN KELLY
 
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  • Well said, as always, Caitlin. Getting to know you, and reading your consistently insightful writing, was by far one of the best/most memorable aspects of my True/Slant experience. Your thoughtful [...]read » T/S MATTHEW NEWTON
 
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So long and thanks for all the fish

I'm a little late to the good-bye party. It's been really great writing here these past months - nearly a year I think, but I've lost track. The whole crew here - staff, but also other writers - has been extremely kind, helpful, welcoming and it's been a neat experience. [...]
 
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  • Shamefully, I haven't read "Deliverance" since high school, which is weird because I like the man's poetry so much- "The Sheep-Child", and "Deer Among Cattle" are among my favorite poems. I'll take [...]read » ncfrommke
 
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  • Rick, Look forward to reading you wherever you may be, and good to know you as a fellow contrib. All best, vickread » T/S VICKIE KARP
 
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  • Dear De.Tech.Ive, Fun to see how this is evolving, and much appreciation for your humor and insights along the way. vick.read » T/S VICKIE KARP
 
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  • Michael, you're right. Now I realize you're on the dark side of...30! Not exactly middle age. I suspect you'll be kicking editorial butt(s) for many decades to come. Thanks for all your work.read » T/S CAITLIN KELLY
 
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  • Scott, I want to thank you for turning me on to a great American nature writer that I'll always follow now, one with a sharp eye, a warm heart, a celver story, and a deft turn of the pen. Oh, and [...]read » T/S JEFF MCMAHON
 
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  • Heavens, you're busy. Two (2) other blogs! When would have time to be the next Oprah? I'm subscribing to your RSS feeds. Let's keep in touch. (And if you and Hilary ever take a really wrong turn [...]read » T/S JEFF MCMAHON
 
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  • It's been great having you remind us that nature/wild things/silence/animals matter, and should matter to us more. Happy trails...and kayaks...and canoes...read » T/S CAITLIN KELLY
 
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  • Don't forget that if you become the next Oprah, I get to be the next Gayle. (I voted for you!) See ya around the 'burbs, pal.read » T/S HILARY SHENFELD
 
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  • Everyone who appreciates Jeff's writing should friend him on Facebook. His status updates are little spoonfuls of delicious.read » T/S MARJIE KILLEEN
 
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  • As I would have written in your junior high school yearbook, you are one foxy, bomb chick and I hope to see you lots over the summer!read » T/S MARJIE KILLEEN
 
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I've learned a great deal at my time here on True/Slant - mostly that blogging is damn hard work and you've got to be passionate about your subject or it's not worth it for either the reader or the writer. That said, I will continue to write about the topics [...]
 
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I write my last post for True/Slant a bit worn out from a full day of kayaking yesterday. It was easy river kayaking, mainly, with just one madly technical section of Class 2 stuff, but a full day of paddling and some porting in the sun saps you a bit. The [...]
 
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  Well, I haven't posted anything in quite some time due to the forces of the outside world draining all life force and time from me ... but I do want to say goodbye to everyone whose path I've ever crossed here on TrueSlant. We've had some uproarious debates -- mostly [...]
 
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My gratitude to everybody who visited this blog, to everybody who cares about wrongful convictions, to everybody involved in making the criminal justice system truly a system about justice. Please feel free to visit me at www.steveweinbergwriter.com
 
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My old man taught me to say "so long" whenever we parted because he contended "goodbye" should be reserved for permanent occasions, like the one Emily Dickinson refers to here:
Good-by to the life I used to live, And the world I used to know; And kiss the hills for me, [...]
 
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My real 'goodbye' starts and ends here. It's just after 1pm in Budapest, which I suppose means around 7am in New York city, and another 18 hours before... what? I'm not really sure. Does the site just disappear offline with a trace? It seems hard to believe. Curmudgeonly old bastard that I [...]
 
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  • I think neither Putins nor the Kasparovs are fit to lead. That said, this has been Russia's traditional choice: the autocrat or the hapless, idealistic dissident who will never get to rule.read » T/S JULIA IOFFE
 
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