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Annie Dillard and the Writing Life

For a taste of what it’s like to spend a semester studying writing with a renowned author, check out Alexander Chee’s essay in The Morning News, “Annie Dillard and the Writing Life.” Dillard’s remarkable description of...

freeroll

freeroll  n.— «About 20 people had come to play poker before 2 p.m. yesterday, attracted by its being a “freeroll” day, they said, which generally involves a tournament that is free to enter but has a cash prize donated by the host, as a...

hopium

hopium  n.— «A hopium addict is someone who puts their own emotional needs on hold, while they wait for their partner to kick their addiction—be it to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or emotionally and physically abusive behaviour—despite all...

woo-woo

woo-woo  adj.— «My thoughts on the this past weekend…(emotional but not too woo woo). There is no logic to the outrage, the helplessness, the constant frustration, and the relentless struggle that we as activists feel on an ongoing...