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unresolved mourning

unresolved mourning  n.— «But Cuba still dominates Cuban-American life to a remarkable degree, which psychiatrist Eugenio Rothe blames on what he calls “unresolved mourning.” “One thing very observable here, especially...

gayborhood

gayborhood  n.— «“The Castro, and to a lesser extent the West Village, was where you went to express yourself,” said Don F. Reuter, a New York author who is researching a book on the rise and fall of gay neighborhoods, or “gayborhoods...

tanker yanker

tanker yanker  n.— «Humphreys, who brought a reporter along for the ride, works his way up the 10 gears, just as the gray-bearded, gun-loving, trout-fishing Castro Valley resident has been doing the past 30 years. Beside him in the cab is...

Castro News Network

Castro News Network  n.— «As a frequent political analyst for CNN en Español, I do not agree with Chavez’s claim that CNN echoes the Bush administration’s views. In fact, U.S. conservatives refer to it as the Castro News Network...

listicle

listicle  n.— «I’ve decided to default to one of the magazine world’s last great lame clichés—lists. Lists as articles. Listicles. (I feel dirty even saying it.) Consider this my homage to sappy service journalism.» —“The Daily...

mangled care

mangled care  n.— «I’m a registered nurse and have watched the sorry state of managed care over the last decade bring less care to more people. It’s so bad that many nurses refer to it as mangled care.» —“Letters to...