Words

hackers

We Need to Change the Dictionary Definition of 'Hacker'

Most dictionaries, as well as popular culture, mistakenly define “hacker” with a malicious connotation. It’s time to change that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.1.18
Broadly DK

Words About Love in Other Languages that Should Exist in English

These may come in handy next time emojis fail you.
Laila Tyack
4.12.17
relationships

What the Word You Use to Describe Your Partner Says About Your Relationship

"Babe," "Better Half," "Hubby," "Squeeze," or the worst: "Partner in Crime."
Angus Harrison
3.13.17
Features

We Quizzed Michael Mayer About Some of the Friends Who Helped Him Build His Best Album Yet

The Kompakt domo breaks down the art of collaboration on (and off) his best album yet.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.12.16
Art

Vivid Textiles Voice Unspoken Thoughts About Global Terrors

The psychedelic embroidered works of Henry Hussey combine religious vestments, military regalia and the written word.
DJ Pangburn
11.5.16
Stuff

What Your Choice of Drug Slang Says About You

From "hippy crack" to "high grade", the terms you use to describe drugs give away a lot.
Angus Harrison
7.25.16
Art

Quotes Become Symbolic Geometric Art in ‘Aretephos’

New York-based philosopher Apostolos Stefanopoulos wants to turn famous writers and philosphers’ words into highly symbolic digital art.
DJ Pangburn
5.10.16
language

A Twitter Bot Is Generating Fantastic New Words

Game designer Greg Borenstein’s new Twitter bot creates new words out of the “atoms of English”.
DJ Pangburn
4.28.16
Film

Learn the Depressing Vocabulary of '70s Korean Sweatshops

German filmmaker Nils Klauss guides you through the remnants of a factory boom town that peaked in the 80s.
Beckett Mufson
1.13.16
Remembering the Hipster

We Asked an Expert If Hipsters Have Fucked Up the English Language

Hipsters use English. Hipsters ruin everything. Therefore, did hipsters ruin English?
Mike Pearl
12.16.15
Art

GIF Six-Pack: Letters That Move (You)

Adam Osgood, Chris Piascik, Sanfok, and others design the dropcaps of the future.
Anya Tchoupakov
12.11.15
Art

Words Become Monumental Works in the Hands of Idris Khan

Idris Khan’s 'Overture,' at Sean Kelly Gallery, explores global conflict and displacement.
Antwaun Sargent
10.13.15
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