The Lexicographer’s Dilemma

A sprightly introduction to the evolution of "proper" English, replete with grammatical developments, literary lore, and rules made to be broken.


July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.