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Archives for January 2001

What’s Math Got to Do with it?

The Writer’s Page by Donna Jo Napoli I was once in mathematics. Now I’m in writing. What’s math got to do with it? A lot. During my first year in college, I took the required freshman writing course. There was one fiction assignment. The day after I turned it in, I got a phone call […]

Editorial: When Harry Met Dorothy

L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, commemorated in this issue by Michael Patrick Hearn, has more in common with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series than just a population of assorted fantastic beings. Other assorted beings, no more fantastical than you or I, have worked hard to keep both Harry and Dorothy out of […]