Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

By Luiza Lodder

Dictionaries: "They are the nasty medicine which you are handed when you display even the slightest ignorance about the meaning of a word." Or so we thought. 27 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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Has the quirky, DIY indie-pop album become a cliche? How about the psychedelic collage album, then?

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John Denver: All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection

Denver’s image was wrapped in sincerity and disarming, if sometimes hokey, charm. On one hand these were his weaknesses – he was an easy target for the critics – but they were also his strengths, as he came across as genuine and honest.

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Frode Haltli: Vagabonde Blu

A solo accordion album recorded over someone's dead body.

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I’m Nuts for Squirrel Girl: “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2”

You might think that it is easy to be confident when you are, after all, UNBEATABLE, but it really isn't. Unbeatable or not, a crush can still be pretty embarrassing.

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Always Past, Always Present, Never the Moment: ‘Palo Alto’

Gia Coppola's film illustrates the paradox of the young and the old: each want wants what the other has. Neither can ever live in the moment.

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Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow Is My Turn

Everything works on Tomorrow Is My Turn, an album that heralds the arrival of a major American artist.

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‘The Warren Commission Report’ Reveals How Much the JFK Assassination Remains a Mystery

There's a lot to admire about this graphic-fiction account of the complicated and controversial evidence surrounding the Kennedy assassination

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Wolfheart: Winterborn

Winterborn isn't particularly original, but the songwriting is strong and the riffs are a nice combination of heavy and catchy.

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Red Red Meat: There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight

Red Red Meat were one of the purest American bands, pushing boundaries of music to the breaking point and incorporating diverse styles to create their own unique vision of America.

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Howlin’ Rain: Mansion Songs

Howlin' Rain strikes an unbalanced chord between calm and cacophony on fourth studio release.

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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