What does modern suburban shopping have to do with medieval armor? A lot, at least etymologically speaking.
The film academy's decision to remove four award categories from the live portion of the Feb. 24 broadcast has drawn widespread criticisms, not least from dozens of Hollywood heavyweights. The academy insists on shrinking the show to reverse sliding ratings.
This Presidents’ Day weekend, you might be tempted to venture out and see a few new movies. Or your thoughts might turn to how Hollywood has portrayed US presidents. Monitor film critic Peter Rainer shows how its handling of America’s chief executives does – and doesn’t – mirror the treatment they get from the public.
Journalist Elvis Mitchell travels to the areas that inspired filmmakers and actors in an Epix series, 'Elvis Goes There,' 'The Birth of Loud,' by Ian S. Port, chronicles the fascinating story of how Leo Fender and Les Paul developed competing models of the now-iconic electric guitar, and more top picks.
Rebracketing occurs when an utterance is broken down and reassembled along the wrong lines, and has produced a number of English words, such as “mall.”
Naked itself is a very old word, deriving from a common Germanic form even before Old English evolved into a separate language.