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Peaches Poem

Martha shares a poem by Mexican-American poet Sandra Cisneros, “Peaches—Six in a Tin Bowl, Sarajevo.” It’s from My Wicked, Wicked Ways. (The poem is copyright 1987 by Sandra Cisneros. By special arrangement with Third Woman Press...

Wicked Bible

The so-called Wicked Bible is a 1631 version of the King James, printed by Robert Barker and Matin Lucas. This particular Bible is so-called because the printers somehow managed to leave out the word not in the commandment against adultery. They...

NORC

NORC  n.— «As a model for Wayland and Lincoln, BHV is an example of what had recently come to be called “naturally occurring retirement communities,” or “NORCs,” in areas in which a large segment of the residents...

Degrassi set

Degrassi set  n.— «For a while now, the “Degrassi” set has been the talk of Broadway, for one big green reason: the musical “Wicked,” which was created for a general audience, but began attracting a fanatical, often face-painted following...

borrow leg

borrow leg  v. phr.— «Devil Adopt Me As Second Pikin To Keep U Company Make U For No Feel Lonely…But As I See Say Ur Papa Too Wicked I Borrow Leg Leave Both Of Una…» —“I’m not Nigerian, really!” by...

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