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I read Deirdre Fulton's recent article in the Phoenix about the impact of technology and "learner-centered" education on the college experience with a mixture of admiration, because I think she got most things correct, and dread, because I think she
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 10, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 10, 2010
Jakob Dylan | Women + Country
“Boring” is the sort of adjective used by music snobs (hi there!) to describe the Wallflowers, the band who brought Jakob Dylan’s hoarse and unexcitable voice into the mainstream.
| April 23, 2010
Tight but loose
I had never come across the adjective "jangular" until I visited the Glowkid website.
Jangly + angular = Glowkid
| January 22, 2010
Sandbox Grammar Police: Submitted by Colin
This is our favorite game. Here is the e-mail from Colin Bah Weep Guys, &n...
| July 02, 2009
Out of the woodwork
Bernard Langlais's work has spawned a cottage industry of imitators who mostly serve just to prove how much better he was at it.
Langlais's legacy is more than just animals
| June 11, 2008
Yet another path to enlightenment
The book is “meant for people who . . . like to have their consciousness of life’s big questions refreshed,” says Weinstein.
A grammatical spiritual journey
| April 30, 2008
Twenty-six-year-old author (and Harvard grad) Elizabeth Little has had a lifelong love affair with language.
Elizabeth Little’s word games
| December 31, 2007
How to speak Yiddish
In 1962, the American Jewish Congress released Invitation to Yiddish , a double-LP speak-along-with-the-record instructional course designed as a beginner’s introduction to Yiddish.
From the Talmud to tukhes and back
| April 28, 2006
Review: Police, Adjective
| January 01, 1900
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