Ovid is, I think, the last great tragic and epic poet of that era because he...– Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 217, Roberto Calasso
One question we often receive is usually framed more or less in the form: “what...– SpecGram—Epistulae ad Percontatores—A Letter from Editor Curmudgeon H.D. Onesimus
This Malbolge program displays “Hello world!”, with full...– Malbolge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
INTERCAL has many other features designed to make it even more aesthetically...– INTERCAL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A previously identified linguist who, when asked, “How many languages do you...– SpecGram—How Linguistics Got Her Groove Back—Gunnr Guðr Entgegenlächeln
It can surely be no coincidence that this phenomenon first appeared at a time...– SpecGram—The Great Clouseau Vowel Shift—Tel Monks
If World War I snapped, as we hear tell, the threads of civilization except...– Merrill on Puns
Shakespeare wrote Moby-Dick, using Melville as a Ouija board.– Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury
We use certain authors at certain times of our lives, and we may never go back...– Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury
Something of the awe and terror of crime itself should cling round the figure of...– John Dickson Carr, “The Detective in Fiction,” 1932.
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Agatha Christie was not cozy. She earned the title the Queen of Crime the...– ‘Agatha Christie: An Autobiography’: The Reading Life - latimes.com
Optimists have pointed to the proliferation of online reviews as an indication...– Mac the Knife: On Dwight Macdonald | The Nation
when the power and money come from a force whose main characteristic is vast and...– Technology and the Baroque Unconscious
A high-tolerance part can serve a low-tolerance function, but not vice versa....– Technology and the Baroque Unconscious
It is also unclear to me that a real-market entity is a good thing simply...– Fixing the Game by Roger L. Martin
Lasagna is pasta viewed as a wave, while spaghetti is pasta viewed as a string...– SpecGram—Spaghetti or Lasagna for Linguists—LSA Committee on Comestibles in Linguistics
The fable is about a group of ravens who defend the musty old corpse of a...– SpecGram—Ask Mr Linguistics Person
Take, for instance, the introduction to the 1931 Loeb edition of the Annals of...– Tacitus and Tiberius - The Barnes & Noble Review
On being asked for a War Poem
wwnorton: I think it better that in times like these A poet keep his mouth shut, for in truth We have no gift to set a statesman right; He has had enough of meddling who can please A young girl in the indolence of her youth, Or an old man upon a winter’s night. -William Butler Yeats
I’m dead serious: the photography hobby almost died in the late 1990s and...– Hobbyists vs. Photography
An interesting educational experiment would be to come at things form a negative...– The Last Psychiatrist: Grade Inflation
An American History professor may be considered somewhat of an expert because...– The Last Psychiatrist: Grade Inflation
This is clearly a linguistic suicide pact. Using the powerful but subtle method...– SpecGram—On Linguistic Death Cults—A Letter from the Managing Editor
There is an important methodological lesson to be learned here. Any historian of...– Nineteenth Century Philosophy: Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order // Reviews // Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
while it is true that motel is a portmanteau meaning motor hotel, it is also...– Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
But on this we will write another time: the elephants of St. Petersburg have...– Poemas del río Wang: The Nazi elephant
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Most of the various kinds of fireworks we use in our celebrations today were...– Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
Obviously, loitering must be a threat to the very foundations of the capitalist...– Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
As for whether to put the nut facing upward or down — I consulted an...– Harbor Freight Trailers
The form is quite simple. Take a familiar phrase—for preference a metaphor whose...– SpecGram—Verity Stob and the Super Subjunction—Verity Stob This could be a good way to explain currying and arity.
Which reminds me, some of the articles in the current issue of this journal are...– SpecGram—With Apologies to Editor Emeritus Tim Pulju—A Letter from the Managing Editor