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Word nerds

“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.

Musical matters

“Dangerous Rhythm,” a new book about movie musicals, has Frank Beaver tapping his toes.

The Birth of a Nation

Frank Beaver takes us back 100 years to the birth of D.W. Griffith’s controversial American film.

Finding words

While Anne Curzan is on hiatus, MT “resurfaces” an oldie-but-goodie from the late Richard Bailey.