An excerpt from Handbook For Mortals.
A toast to Vera!
Some fun links for a lazy Friday.
Ben Zimmer looks at how we combine words to make new words.
Take our personality survey, and find out what kind of person you are.
Jenkins reflects on the Lancaster House conference on “Islam and Muslims in the World Today.”
Anatoly looks at broken words.
Exciting news at OUP! Jim McPherson has won the The Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
Ben’s Place of the Week is Huiricuta Ecological and Cultural Protected Area, Mexico.
Dan Ozzi looks at Chuck Close.
Elizabeth Beck has been kind enough to answer a few questions for OUP about her experiences with death row inmates and their families.
In the article below Beck explores the tales of two men, one who is facing imminent execution.
An excerpt from John Mullan’s ‘How Novels Work’ to get you in the mood for summer reading.
Peter Heather tells OUP that he is a sucker for Sherlock Holmes.
Ben Zimmer looks at eggcorns.
Paul Collier looks at our guilty decisions.