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Book Review: ‘Nine Nasty Words’ by John McWhorter

Nine Nasty Words

Do you remember George Carlin’s comic routine about the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”? It invaded our consciousness, by way of vinyl record albums, about the same time as Richard Nixon’s reelection to the presidency. Linguist John McWhorter does, and takes us through the history of those …

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Book Review: ‘The Bird King’ by G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King

Some books are adventure stories, some are fantasies, and some are historical fiction. However very few writers manage to successfully combine all three. With her newest book, The Bird King, from Grove/Atlantic Press, G. Willow Wilson has joined the ranks of those who’ve accomplished this remarkable feat. Fatima is a …

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