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The World According to Rachel: On Please, Thank You and I’m Sorry

The World According to Rachel: On Please, Thank You and I’m Sorry

By Rachel Ruecker, Editor-at-Large

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Features

Editor-at-Large Rachel Ruecker discusses the power of the words "please," "thank you" and "I'm sorry."

‘Sweetbitter:’ Seeing Sex From A Female Perspective

‘Sweetbitter:’ Seeing Sex From A Female Perspective

By Nicolette Natale, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

After centuries of mistranslation of the original Greek word that we know as "bittersweet," author Stephanie Danler is putting the translation — and female sexual consent — into a new light.

Most commonly used convention words

October 26, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Features

Some may surprise you. Check out the graphic below for the words that were used most in the acceptance speeches of candidates during the 2004, 2008, and 2012 campaigns. A version of this article appeared in the Oct. 26 print edition. Billy Richling is a contributing writer. Email him at [email protected] ...