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  • A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers.
  • VOD Spotlight: Classic tales inspire “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

     
    In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth) the characters are on a quest that takes them to an island located in place where no island is supposed to exist.  Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson), his...

    Moist slacks

    In an antic moment last week, The New Yorker pitched an appeal to readers: What word would you most like to eliminate from the English language? Awesome and epic won some votes because of overuse, phlegm from disgustingness, but moist, which has...

    Mud Baron, an evangelical force in school gardens

     
    Master gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal.

    'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' review: A franchise somehow gets more mediocre without Brendan Fraser

    'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' review: A franchise somehow gets more mediocre without Brendan Fraser
    *1/2 (out of four)   FYI: When punching a lizard in the face, it’s called giving him “the thunder cookie.”   At least, that’s what Hank (Dwayne Johnson) calls it when protecting his stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role...