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  • A grammar cheat sheet

    A grammar cheat sheet
    If researchers are to be believed, kids lose up to an entire grade level each year to "summer brain drain," wherein recently acquired knowledge oozes out of their minds and melts onto the pavement while they participate in such pointless activities as "play."
  • The mistake of taking the hard line

    Commenting from Albion, the estimable Picky recently wrote: "As I look back on a very privileged life I note that although the language I spoke mostly as a child was that of the London streets, my parents (typically of the upper working class in those...

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...

    Some very special collections

    The first order of business at colleges and universities is to dispense knowledge. Second may be collecting stuff. And institutions of higher education in California know how to bring in the goods. As the region's schools have proliferated, collections...

    'Becoming Shakespeare' by Jack Lynch

    Jack lynch is one of our most formidable and engaging scholars of Samuel Johnson, so we might locate the inspiration for this new book in a particularly elegant paragraph the great doctor wrote in 1765 for the preface to his own monumental eight-volume...