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slow clothes

slow clothes  n.pl.— «Nowhere does he touch on the appeal of Slow Clothes, which got me thinking, first frivolously and then more seriously, about not just the sensual pleasures to be found in dressing and undressing slowly but how...

Basement Betty

Basement Betty  n.— «One-of-a-kind, handmade items are huge. It’s not Basement Betty crafts; it’s handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, hand-painted lamps —things of that calibre.» —“igh-end Canadian souvenirs appeal to sophisticated...

massage à trois

massage à trois  n.— «Barre never dreamed that the $130 “massage a trois” designed for husbands and wives would appeal to mothers and daughters. “It’s become a mommy and me bonding thing,” she says of the two-hour...

ghosting

ghosting  n.— «The volunteers at the centre of the organisation are working to improve legal representation for asylum seekers taken into detention to combat the process known as “ghosting,” where families arrested over the...

slow guilty plea

slow guilty plea  n.— «“[Yesterday’s proceeding] is sometimes called a ‘slow guilty plea,’” Greenfield said yesterday. By not pleading guilty to the state charges, Mancuso has preserved his right to appeal the prosecution...

lifie

lifie  n.— «None of this would matter for the box office were it not that celebrities’ real-life sagas—what I call “lifies” because they combine life with the narrative appeal of movies. Lifies provide many of the same...