Human Parts
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Human Parts

Why We Spend Our Brief Lives Indoors, Alone, and Typing

Or, how I justify teaching my students the dying art of writing

Illustration: Bruno Mangyoku

I worry about what to tell Kate.

For most of my students, knowing how to write well will just be an unfair advantage in whatever career they choose — I tell them it’s like being rich, or pretty. But Kate takes art personally: she loves the…

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