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Episode 1633

Gilded Age

In her sumptuous new memoir, Jamaican writer Safiya Sinclair describes her escape from a difficult childhood ruled by her tyrannical father. For Sinclair, poetry became a lifeline. Plus: that fizzy chocolate drink called an egg cream contains...


rark  v. phr.— «Originally for condoning the use of foul language and making fun of people’s families. Since then I have had a lot of time for A Goose, he is a good sport who takes a rark on the chin.» —“Boofhead Club—For Matty...