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Watchwords: An evolving language requires us to 'sync up' our vocabulary

Last Saturday, The Gazette ran a story that perfectly — though accidentally — illustrated the restless, shape-shifting nature of the English language. The story described the terrible legacy of Indian residential schools, and the difficulty that researchers face in trying to figure out what happened to the bodies of children who died there. 628 more words

Local News

Archetypal Ecology: Drought in a Rhythmic Cosmos

“In the last part of May the sky grew pale and the clouds that had hung in high puffs for so long in the spring dissipated. 6,917 more words

Essays

The Intel: Piu Marie Eatwell

If macabre Victorian litigation is your thing then you’ll be kicking yourself for forgetting to read our review of The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse. 716 more words

Authors

American Literature Month: 'The Pearl' by John Steinbeck *** (Classics Club #29)

The 29th book upon my Classics Club list is yet another Steinbeck novella, The Pearl.  First published in 1947, The Pearl provides a departure from Steinbeck’s usual Californian setting.   785 more words

'The blissful cloud of summer-indolence'

The other day, when I should have been working, I picked up a paperback that had been lying around the house—Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Normally, I don’t give much credence to book blurbs, but I have to say the words “utterly engrossing,” “mesmerizing,” “addictive” and “compelling” held true for this page-turner. 813 more words

Purpose

Katie's CliffsNotes

“Steinbeck’s Nightmare,” also known as “When Grapes Attack.” Forget Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Forget poverty. Forget social injustice. These sour grapes are out for revenge! 118 more words

Art