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Joseph Stalin came to power 100 years ago this month. His modern heir, Vladimir Putin, is every bit as adept as his ideological mentor at weaponizing language.  Continue reading...
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An acronym. A place name. A Beatles lyric. A Biblical phrase. The titles of this year's Best Picture nominees tell stories of their own.  Continue reading...
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What's your go-to metaphor? Examination of corpora reveals that dreams have always been a basis of comparison but modern life gives us many more choices.  Continue reading...
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When is a steak not a steak? When is butter not a substance churned from an animal's mammary secretions? What do you call an egg that comes before — and beyond — a chicken?  Continue reading...
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