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Leaving Your Creative Fields Fallow

In an essay in LitHub, Kate Angus urges writers to be kind to themselves when they have a creative block. Sometimes you can get past it simply by letting yourself not write at all, with the hope that lying fallow for a while may be just what you...

Hope in the Dark

The Old English word galan means “to call” or “to sing enchantments.” It’s the source of the obsolete word galder meaning “charm” or “incantation,” as well as nightingale, the name of a bird...

Current-Event Limerick Quiz

Hope you’ve been checking the headlines, because our Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a new set of current-event limericks. What’s been “occupied?” How long did the Kardashian marriage last? And who made ambiguous the definition of...

subprime scrooge

subprime scrooge  n.— «The banks listed in the report, or what the senators call “Subprime Scrooges,” have received billions in taxpayer monies, yet continue to file foreclosure proceedings rather than use programs like the...