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Poetic Spanish Saying

The poetic Spanish phrase “nadie te quita lo bailado” expressing the idea that once you’ve made a memory, you’ll always have it, no matter what. Literally, it translates as “no one can take away what you’ve danced...

Hip-Hop Book of Rhymes (minicast)

Hip-hop is high art. If you don’t understand that, you’re missing out on some of the best poetry being created today. Grant talks about the new book by English professor Adam Bradley called Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop.

black swan event

black swan event  n.— «On Black Monday, October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones index, for reasons still being debated, fell 508 points, almost a quarter of its total. (The current equivalent, for comparison’s sake, would be a 3,200-point loss on...

fib

fib  n.— «Why just haiku? I wanted something that required more precision. That led me to a six line, 20 syllable poem with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8—the classic Fibonacci sequence. In short, start with 0 and 1, add them...

chinegro

chinegro  n.— «Her performance is the catalyst for one of the many show-stopping scenes in Domino when she waxes poetic about mixed race vernacular such as “blactino” and “chinegro” on the “Jerry Springer Show...

blactino

blactino  n.— «Her performance is the catalyst for one of the many show-stopping scenes in Domino when she waxes poetic about mixed race vernacular such as “blactino” and “chinegro” on the “Jerry Springer Show...