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  • A Word, Please: Stuck in adverb amateur hour

    Years ago, I wrote a column about “whom” and the dangers of using it wrong. What happened next remains one of the weirdest moments in my writing career. A reader sent an email to scold me, but not for anything to do with the word “...

    'Gulliver's Travels'

    'Gulliver's Travels'
    Knowing that Jack Black has the title role as the traveler thrown off course to end up towering over tiny Lilliputians, you can pretty much expect this isn't your father's "Gulliver." Indeed, the original Jonathan Swift story is contoured to Black's very...

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood
    In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 259 pp., $24.95 Great fiction writers are usually better at showing than at telling. Sometimes, though, the job of explaining their creative choices is thrust on...

    In a word: Craquelure

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CRAQUELURE You've seen the pattern of fine...