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Episode 1515

Colonial English

The anatomy of effective prose, and the poetry of anatomy. Ever wonder what it’d be like to audit a class taught by a famous writer? A graduate student’s essay offers a taste of a semester studying with author Annie Dillard. Also, what...

Episode 1414

Above Your Raisin’

There’s a new kind of hamburger menu that involves pixels, not pickles. It’s that little stack of horizontal lines in the corner of a webpage that you click to see more options. You might use a hamburger menu while webrooming–that...

Selfie Stick

Selfie has turned out to be a word that keeps on giving. We have dronies, or selfies taken with drones; healfies, wherein fitness enthusiasts photograph themselves; and now the selfie stick, the most revolutionary selfie-taking device since arms...

squircle

squircle  v.—Gloss: To make a square photograph of a round object. Note: There is a Flickr group of such photos. «This must be photographed quite a bit, but i do wonder if it has been squircled.» —by...

meatbeard

meatbeard  n.—Gloss: a person’s double chin. «Hold your shoulders back, stick your chin out as far as you can, turn your face so it’s at a 3/4 angle, tilt your chin down a little. That’s what they do in portrait studios…it...