Reviews & Essays

Dictionary of Untranslatables

From Abstraction to Welt, a new lexicon attempts to corral some truly Big Words.

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Reviews & Essays

Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years

The rise of a term of opprobrium reveals some fundamental truths about our culture.

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In Brief

On an Irish Island

How a tiny island, cradled by the Atlantic, preserved a language's music.

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