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Guess There’s a Reason for Graphic Design

Do you prefer red wine or white? Chances are, you can’t tell the difference. So why bother with wine labels? + more

@#$%! English Teachers

Why do so many people insist that you can’t begin a sentence with a conjunction? Or end one with a + more

A Word on Words

It’s lonely being a logophile. For reasons still unclear to me, any word not immediately familiar to the average 12-year-old + more

Apologetic Post 3 of 3

This just in: Poetry makes you weird. Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? We’d recommend donkey + more

Apologetic Post 2 of 3

The best cup of coffee in Spokane? It’s not even close: Coeur Coffee on the corner of Monroe and College. + more

Apologetic Post 1 of 3

For the four or five of you who regularly turn to the last word for keen insight and the latest + more


Tom Gething interviews a semicolon. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013? Emerald 17-5641. This isn’t actually happening, but it’s + more

Ungrateful Undead

Three hundred forty-seven zombies have so far been dispatched during the first 27 episodes of “The Walking Dead”—three of ’em + more

Dave Brubeck, RIP

Dead of heart failure—just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Ironic, given that timing was what he was best + more

On Copy-Editing

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be me—and really, why wouldn’t you?—this is a pretty fair approximation. (WARNING: + more

Spokane Scene no. 8—with Friday Bonus Shot!

I know, I know—we already posted a photo this week. But c’mon. It’s the Ecto-1B! Spotted in the parking lot + more

Christmas Music

It’s not even December, and already we’re being assaulted with “Santa Baby” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” the latter one + more

Edification du Jour

The other day I heard someone utter “hone in on”—something we addressed here, by the way—and, for reasons still unclear + more

Spokane Scene no. 7

Taken yesterday during a brief lunchtime stroll near AMD world headquarters.

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