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wraparound

wraparound  adj.— «Bergantino said the Lacoochee area needs what she can provide: an educational program that encompasses not just reading and writing, but also job readiness and child care. “I refer to what we do as wraparound...

distant reading

distant reading  n.— «But Moretti is now promoting what he calls “distant reading,” which seems to me to suggest that scholars of literature outsource reading of books to lower-level workers. Moretti has a cadre of workers...

clobber text

clobber text  n.— «Reading over recent postings on homosexuality, it has become apparent that some posters have a little resource of 6 to 8 Biblical texts which they use to “clobber” pro-gay posters. The Levitiucs texts and...

smells and bells

smells and bells  n.pl.— «For Minns and fellow traditionalists—as “smells and bells” Episcopalians who prefer a more literal reading of scripture are called—the burden referred to was the acceptance of homosexuality by the...

bottle episode

bottle episode  n.— «Even though they are moving, for large stretches “Spiral” is a bottle episode.…They are in the Winnebago, or the gas station, and it is a contained story.» —by Roz Kaveney Reading the...

generation lap

generation lap  n.— «“The market is not about the population ageing but about it bifurcating,” he said. This group is smarter—a key development he dubs the “generation lap” as opposed to the “generation gap.”...