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Spellbound?

How do you feel about cigaret? Wuz? Nemonia? Anne Curzan explores spelling reform — and resistance.

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Men of letters

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco celebrates the art of correspondence in a whimsical series of letters that captures the wonder of words among friends.

Show, don’t tell

From “brocom” to “bullet-time effect,” Frank Beaver is here to test your cinematic vocabulary.