The Loneliness of the Last Man on Earth Watcher
When Critics Go Soft, Audiences Pay the Price
On His New Album of Sinatra Covers, Bob Dylan Pays Tribute to an Era He Once Derided
“Y” So Creative? A Very Adjective-y Letter
Why It’s Not So Unreasonable to Spell “Espresso” With an X
Does Novel Now Mean Any Book?
What’s Going On Around “Around”? New Uses of Old Prepositions.
The Strange 1960s Gym-Class Anthem in Apple’s New iPhone Commercial
Is Obama Overusing the Phrase the Wrong Side of History? Are We All?
That Word for a Meme-Obsessed, Self-Aware Age
How Weed Became the Hippest Slang Term for Marijuana
Do You Say Amongst Instead of Among? Here’s Why.
How Arrested Development Reinvented the Catchphrase
I Found the Papers of the Fact Checker Who Worked on “In Cold Blood.” What Did He Miss?
“I’m Dreaming of a White President”: Randy Newman on His New Song
British People Do Not Actually Call Umbrellas Bumbershoots
Britishisms: cataloging how they’re infecting American English.
Logical punctuation: Should we start placing commas outside quotation marks?
Disinterested or uninterested? How long we should cling to a word’s original meaning.
How should Roger Federer—the greatest tennis player on earth—talk about his own greatness?