Under a Spell
June 21, 2015
The spine-tingling glee of the Scrabble enthusiast.
When "Holocaust" Became "The Holocaust"
May 17, 2015
An etymological mystery.
Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English)
April 06, 2015
The way we type now is more complex than you might think.
Dear Politicians, Stop Calling People "Taxpayers"
March 19, 2015
The word only divides us between supposed makers and takers.
Stop Sleep-Shaming Us, Tim Cook
March 09, 2015
Go back to bed!
Workers of the Word Unite
March 02, 2015
On language and class at the copy desk.
What It's Like to Raise Your Children Speaking Esperanto
February 19, 2015
Two-year-old Gabriel Nacu is beginning to string together full sentences in the made-up language of Esperanto.
How Obama Can Keep His Audience Awake Tonight: Go Negative
January 20, 2015
Dutch researchers reveal the key to gripping political speeches.
Polling Is Overrated. To Predict an Election, Choose the Politician Who Gets the Most Laughs.
January 06, 2015
In five swing states, the candidate who elicited a higher number of positive responses per minute carried the state.
Does Gay Male Culture Have a Misogyny Problem?
December 15, 2014
Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks aren't totally wrong.