James Williams

James Williams is a freelance copywriter and editor living in St. Louis.

Reviews // 42 Articles

America Has a Fever and the Only Cure Is Poetry | 14 Nov 2014 // 1:00 AM

In Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, Tony Hoagland makes a compelling case that poetry is just what America needs, so long as it's the right kind of poetry.

Why You Have No Idea What Your Favorite Characters Look Like | 13 Oct 2014 // 8:05 PM

Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.

//Mixed media

Can Video Game Mechanics Be “Trashy”?

// Moving Pixels

"Speed is the pornography of video games. Like adding skin to a film, adding speed to a game isn't usually about making the game a more thoughtful experience. It is about exciting its audience's instincts on the most visceral level possible.

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