Thursday, January 10, 2013

More sass less irony

Someone besides me is calling for a moratorium on irony.

Is the age of hipsterdom finally over?
When do you feel you can get to your honest opinion and share it? When do you feel it's stifled?

Literary website The Omnivore recently founded a prize to reward the "angriest, funniest, most trenchant" review published in a newspaper or magazine. It aims is to raise the profile of book critics and "promote integrity and wit in literary journalism."

Just a little inspiration to get your budding sass and honest opinions flowing for your first assignment due Monday.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this. (Particularly the part about Taylor Swift. —wasn't joking about that yesterday.)

    I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and how sometimes I get caught in a place where I really have to examine whether I'm serious or joking about something because society sort of lets me live in limbo. It's like the opposite of being a critical thinker—I don't even have to know what I think about anything. Yikes.