Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan does for the internet what Pauline Kael did for movies and Marshall McLuhan did for television. She helps us rethink this new medium: its enormity, its effect on society, and our place in it. She was the “Machine Politics” and “Appitude” columnist at Yahoo! News, and has contributed to The New York Times. From 2006 to 2011, she wrote television criticism and “The Medium” column for The New York Times Magazine. She’s regularly requested by a range of institutions — universities, libraries, Fortune 100 corporations, political organizations, and ad agencies. Heffernan is a sought-after speaker on the idea of leveraging the intrinsic capabilities of the internet for cultural, political, and professional purposes. A former editor at Harper’s and Slate, she has her master’s and a PhD in English literature from Harvard. Her book Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art was released by Simon & Schuster.


This New Era

Jessica Gross on Virginia Heffernan's "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art"....

This New Era

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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