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  • In a word: Craquelure

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
  • Moist slacks

    In an antic moment last week, The New Yorker pitched an appeal to readers: What word would you most like to eliminate from the English language? Awesome and epic won some votes because of overuse, phlegm from disgustingness, but moist, which has...

    A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood
    In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 259 pp., $24.95 Great fiction writers are usually better at showing than at telling. Sometimes, though, the job of explaining their creative choices is thrust on...

    Mud Baron, an evangelical force in school gardens

     
    Master gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal.