Articles of Note

“How much do you need to forget in order to continue your everyday life? How much can you remember without dying from it?" The Israeli writer David Grossman finds answers... more »

New Books

Poets like John Clare and William Blake found meaning in trees. Now we know more about their secret lives -- they communicated via the mysterious “wood wide web”... more »

Essays & Opinions

The biggest boon to lexical research in the past decade has been newspaper databases. Among the revelations: Slang is a lot older than previously thought... more »