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February 2019

Stop! Grammar Time!

Can we talk about the word belated? Here’s how The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition) defines + more

“Sometimes, it’s the beauty of what you can’t hear that makes a sound.”

Mark Hollis has died. The Talk Talk front man was only 64. Two of the band’s albums – 1988’s Spirit of + more


Good news! Artificial intelligence will never replace artists. “A machine could not surpass us massively in creativity,” writes Harvard philosophy + more

Poetry Break

EVEN SUCH IS TIME Sir Walter Raleigh* Even such is Time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all + more

What Is Cool?

Did you know that there are hierarchies to cool? In a brilliant and incisive (not to mention hilarious) essay over + more


Just when I think things couldn’t get any stupider, I see that John Wayne is trending on Twitter. John Wayne, + more

Reality Check

If you’re in the midst of an existential crisis right now, you’re probably not going to want to watch this. + more

Science FTW

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences includes a pretty interesting finding: “Listening to the + more

Depressing News of the Day

Juho Sarvikas is the chief product officer for HMD Global, the company producing “classic” mobile phones like the Nokia 3310. + more

Quote of the Day

“Art” and the “artist” – by which we mean an autonomous realm of art and a specialist practitioner in music, + more

Public Service Announcement

Because I can’t think of anything in particular to write about today – and I have approximately 386 deadlines to + more

Snow Days

“It’s time to share the spotlight, Midwest,” writes Jonathan Glover in yesterday’s Spokesman-Review. “Frigid temperatures, heavy snow and biting winds are + more

Swissted Santa

One of my favorite gifts from this past Christmas was Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined. The creation of New + more

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