On August 25, hip-hop artist, writer, and filmmaker Boots Riley visited Philadelphia’s Wooden Shoe Books to discuss his book Tell Homeland Security- We Are the Bomb, newly released from Haymarket Books. I had the honor of interviewing him before a standing-room-only crowd. He talked about youth activism, the relationship between race and class, making music, […]

Want to learn more about using inclusive language in the texts you edit? I’m offering a webinar through the Editorial Freelancers Association on October 22, 2015. Here are the details:

October 22, 2015, 4-5 pm ET Editors are an author’s first line of defense against political gaffes, insensitive language, and inadvertently exclusive language. […]

“Boots’s lyrics contain the wit and satire to match their venom and their potent political punch. His intricate yet relatable rhymes are like a combination of a Richard Pryor sketch and a guerrilla warfare manual.” —Tom Morello

“Boots’s unparalleled lyrics are here, but there’s so much more, too—all of it bearing […]

If you spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word or similar programs, you’ve probably come across them: those instances where spellcheck (or grammar check) gets it horribly, horribly wrong. Whether it’s completely mixing up its/it’s and you’re/your or suggesting substitutions that completely change the meaning or even the politics of a sentence, automated programs can’t always be […]