Articles with keyword "Mark Twain"
In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.
"Toad-stranglers," "Whoopensockers" and Other Findings from the Dictionary of American Regional English
Niche words still produce some linguistic tang
A new film explores how the written word carries explosive consequences.
NEH Chairman William R. Ferris talks with Boston teacher Nancy Methelis about confronting controversy in a classic novel.
Mark Twain's infamous toast rocked the sensibilities of Boston's Brahmin establishment.