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The B&N Podcast: Benjamin Dreyer on Where to Put that Comma

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Benjamin Dreyer on Where to Put that Comma

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The Internet's wittiest authority on English style and usage drops in for a chat about how to copyedit a novelist -- and why he wants you to use that serial comma.
Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

LANGUAGE

Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Journalist Emma Byrne offers science to demonstrate why a stubbed toe demands nothing short of "@#!&%!"
The B&N Podcast: Kelly Corrigan

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Kelly Corrigan

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Tell Me More" joins us in the studio for a crash course in how to become a great listener, how to apologize correctly and more.
The Last Samurai

REDISCOVERY

The Last Samurai

Reviewed by Paul La Farge ×

Paul La Farge revisit's Helen DeWitt's novel in which intellectual playfulness is at the core of a boy's education....
The Art of X-Ray Reading

WRITING

The Art of X-Ray Reading

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

Reading great literature can help us write stronger sentences, says Roy Peter Clark. But, asks Mark Athitakis, is that how we should be reading?
In Other Words

LANGUAGE

In Other Words

Reviewed by Liesl Schillinger ×

A novelist's love affair with a new language yields a portrait of the artist elided by her fiction. Review by Liesl Schillinger.
Founding Grammars: How Early America’s War Over Words Shaped Today’s Language

LANGUAGE

Founding Grammars: How Early America’s War Over Words Shaped Today’s Language

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

An impassioned history of primary U.S. prose finds “entertaining historical perspective on these linguistic clashes.”...
Obituary

GRIN & TONIC

Obituary

By Shon Arieh-Lerer ×

A symbolic loss is hard to account for.
Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

HISTORY

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

A Pulitzer Prize winner has penned a history of liberated language. How does it fare in an age of trigger warnings and NSA wiretaps? Stefan Beck reports.
Mother Tongue: 13 Essential Words for Mother’s Day

MOTHER'S DAY

Mother Tongue: 13 Essential Words for Mother’s Day

By Lizzie Skurnick ×

In celebration of Mother's Day this Sunday, a comedic inventor of language delivers choice selections words for the women who raised us.
Songs of Themselves: Heidi Julavits and Sarah Manguso

DIARIES

Songs of Themselves: Heidi Julavits and Sarah Manguso

Reviewed by Heather Havrilesky ×

Two unconventional approaches to publishing personal diaries, from candid women willing to print their deepest inner workings.
Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

INTERVIEW

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of "That Should Be a Word" talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts.