From The Wire 01/14/201601/20/2016 by Maren Larsen Old Rhymes, Bad Words, and Good News Links from The Smart Set and beyond By Maren Larsen The origins of the limerick are vague But the style came after black plague. And in today’s modern age This boyfriend may wage Spats in rhyme, though his girlfriend may beg. (Stylisticienne, The Smart Set) Let’s take a critical eye to the profane and the obscene. (Los Angeles Review of Books, The Smart Set) What’s the value of paper in the digital world? If you’re biting your nails over the imminent demise of the paper book, relax — technological doomsayers have been around for ages. And before you hit send on that e-résumé, consider putting your skills on paper. (National Endowment for the Humanities, The Smart Set) • Maren Larsen Maren Larsen is the associate editor of The Smart Set. She is a digital journalism student, college radio DJ, and outdoor enthusiast.