GIF Day and the Colour Red is a Dangerous Creature

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A GIF guide to the publishing process. A GIF guide for editors dealing with problem writers. A slightly less helpful though still taxonomical GIF guide to problem editors. A GIF guide to being almost as  great a journalistic GIF-er as Ann Friedman. A GIF to apologize to you for trying to coin the term “GIF-er.”

Speaking of linguistic games, throughout history most languages develop words for hues falling on the red spectrum before naming other colours. And words, red ones and blue ones, are of course the “dangerous creatures” that, according to Alberto Manguel, bear the past into the future.

Booze, coffee, tea, and plum cake all make this glossary of food writers eat. Also, happy birthday, Norton Anthology of English Literature.