Words

Words

Tom Brady Helped Put GOAT in the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster added GOAT, and you'll be pretty shocked to learn who it was first used to describe online.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.7.18
Words

I spoke to Detroit Swindle, and got an exclusive preview of their debut album

Amsterdam's most popular deep house act talks about the Motown legacy, touring through Australia, and hooking up with Mayer Hawthorne for Boxed Out.
Aron Friedman
4.16.18
Internet Exploring

Some Nerds Used Algorithms to Find Out Which Word Is the "Most Hip-Hop"

They also discovered that "racism" is one of the words that is most central to Kanye West's work, whatever that means.
Phil Witmer
10.5.17
mlb

There Is No 26-Game Win Streak in MLB

People are debating where the Cleveland Indians' current win streak stands in MLB history because the 1916 New York Giants won 26 times in 27 games.
Sean Newell
9.14.17
staff picks

A Definitive List of the Best Two Words

We asked people for their favourite two words and they were mostly food-based.
Celeste Yim
6.27.17
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
3.12.17
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
12.9.16
Cover Story

TRAVAIL FAMILLE PARTY: Welcome to Justice's Private Universe

Cover story: With their third album, 'Woman,' the Parisian hellraisers return to the church of their imagination.
Angus Harrison
12.1.16
thump news

Nina Kraviz Steps up for 'fabric 91' with a Plethora of Unreleased Material

The mix spans 41 tracks and ranges from Dutch electro to Russian IDM.
Alexander Iadarola
11.8.16
Stuff

Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.
Morgan Harries
9.13.16
Ain't No Grave

Interviews with Self-Described 'Rednecks' and 'Hillbillies'

When city people throw around words like "redneck" or "hillbilly," they generally mean them as insults. But what do these words signify for the people living in central Appalachia?
Stacy Kranitz
4.29.16
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