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Tag Archives: Salman Rushdie

Mark Twain: All in a Name

Photo of Mark Twain in rocking chair with cigar.

W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab. Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. The Unreliable. These were some of the pseudonyms that Sam Clemens used before he settled at age 27 on the one that stuck – Mark Twain. Writers and their pen names are a … Read more »

Who You Callin’ Ahmed?: Notes on the Nym Wars

Photo of Salman Rushdie and a former wife.

How do you label yourself in social media? Ten years into the revolution now you’d think the conventions for this basic question would have been established, but no. Salman Rushdie, with his perpetual genius for controversy, stirred it up in … Read more »

Ras: Tales from the Iranian Blogosphere