The Story of Cool

My Humanities essay on the rise of cool, the American slang term that took on new life beginning in the … More

Skinner on Redskin

I wrote an article about the history of the term redskin for Lexicon Valley, the language blog on Slate. (Lexicon … More

New York Times Editors’ Choice

The Times called The Story of Ain’t “an engrossing account of the continuing ruckus over Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.”