A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

The classic first (1926) edition of H. W. Fowler's style guide has been reissued with an introduction by David Crystal. Both idiosyncratic and indispensable, Fowler's perspective and prescriptions on everything from the FUSED PARTICIPLE and the SPLIT INFINITIVE -- to say nothing of such unexpected entries as the ELEGANT VARIATION, LOVE OF THE LONG WORD, and STURDY INDEFENSIBLES -- make delightful reading for any word lover.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.