Brooklyn-based writer/editor/etc. I work in digital production at The New Yorker, am a staff writer at “The Millions,” and occasionally work as a pari-mutuel clerk at thoroughbred racetracks. I started this blog as an intern at a public affairs forum; it gave me a chance to sort out the themes and ideas in the speeches I was hearing. It eventually shifted to a space for short essays on everything from literature to pop culture, with sporadic posts about dealing with sleazy gamblers. It’s a hard format to maintain regularly, and I think it’s safe to say that listenbetter has drifted into the “dormant blog” column, and I’m sorry about that. I hope to revive it some day. But for now, and for shorter, more frequent updates, please check out elizabethminkel.com.


2 responses to “About

  1. love your blog! fabulous start!

  2. Hi. Thought you might like to know that your piece on Molla Nasreddin has been noticed in Azerbaijan. Many of my friends there (where I have lived) are posting it on facebook. Thanks for writing an enjoyable review!

    Karl Rahder

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