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Sunday, October 2 2011

What’s the Word? With Obscure Language Like Music Speak, It’s Hard not to Feel Like a n00b

Music writers and IT guys have a lot in common – at least when it comes to their cultivated, insular jargon.


Sunday, January 9 2011

‘The English Is Coming!’ A Different Form of Global Domination

Robots! Bikinis! Language definitely influences society and culture; here is a glimpse into certain English terms that have made their mark on the world.


Monday, September 20 2010

‘Dreaming in Hindi’: Total Immersion, or Panicked Submersion?

Even at 45, Rich must defend her reputation. As she filters it through what would have been her acquired Hindi: “I have not been bringing men up to my room. I have not been throwing condoms onto people’s roofs.”


Wednesday, October 7 2009

Uglier Than a Monkey’s Armpit


Tuesday, September 25 2007

Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Because "the act of reading is not natural" in the sense of "genetically organized," the brain must "rearrange itself" to do so, a process Wolf explains on a neuronal level.


Thursday, May 24 2007

The Golden Rule #4

Musings on the Ethics of Contemporary Journalism


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