Why I Spend Hours Making Collages of Inspirational Women That I Never Print Out
Why Language Can’t Be Tamed
Is Social Media Changing English?
Why Watching Disquieting Videos of Dark Water Rides Is My Favorite Waste of Time
Why I Spent My Early Writing Career Chasing Rarefied Words
A Complete History of Drinking Through Your Hangover
What if Political Correctness—Understood Properly—Was the Medicine Needed to Heal a Divided America?
What Was the First Language?
So … Let’s Talk About “So”
How Much of the New American Songbook Will Be Sung in Spanish?
A Meditation on the Evolution of the Word Like
Chrissy Teigen Gave Up on People Mispronouncing Her Name. As Someone With My Own “Difficult” Name, I Get It.
Is It Too Ducking Much to Ask Apple to Create a Swear-Friendly Autocorrect Mode?
Politicians Who Use Fascist Rhetoric Don’t Always Turn Out to Be Fascist Leaders. Will Trump?
The Phrase “Adults in the Room” Has Become a Well-Worn Trump-Era Trope. It Shouldn’t Be.
The Peculiarly Universal Order of Color Words
The World Seems Full of “Lady Bosses.” But What Are They Actually Running?
What’s the Best Analogy to Explain Cryptocurrency?
Who Really Owns the “Blaccent”?
Why Y’all Should Be Our Salvation From the Sexist, Bro-y Tyranny of You Guys