Kory Stamper goes behind the scenes of the lexicographer life

Kory Stamper goes behind the scenes of the lexicographer life

Early on in Kory Stamper's new book, "Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries," the author and lexicographer describes her life's work and that of her fellow editors at Merriam-Webster in a way that is somehow both mundane and fascinating. It reads like the beginning of some strange, bookish version of a "Law & Order" episode:

Author Ibram X. Kendi traces America’s history of racist ideas and policies

Author Ibram X. Kendi argues that racist ideas, used to justify racist policies that are created out of economic and political self-interest, produce ignorance and hate, not the other way around. He also identifies a group between segregationists and anti-racists: Assimilationists, as he calls them, are well-meaning people who don't think they are racist and who fight inequality, yet still in part blame those who are oppressed for their plight.

Adam Savage and Michael Stevens spread curiosity in ‘Brain Candy’

"Brain Candy Live," an educational show, combines two big names in science entertainment. Adam Savage, the editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of "Mythbusters," and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube channel Vsauce, have created a live stage show that's billed as "a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka, and Albert Einstein."

Nazareth’s Bethlehem exhibit depicts every day (occupied) life

When Bshara Nassar moved from Bethlehem to the US in 2011, he didn't expect to end up starting a museum. He was working on a graduate degree in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and by the end of 2014, he had plans in motion to create the Museum of the Palestinian People, which through October is co-presenting the traveling exhibit “Bethlehem Beyond the Wall” at Nazareth College.

Aaron Winters takes a walk on the wild side

The Rochester photographer shoots the wildlife in nature and on stage

Rochester Reads announces 2018 selection

Writers & Books today announced “The Distance Between Us” by award-winning novelist Reyna Grande as the selection for the 2018 Rochester Reads program. Grande will be in Rochester March 28 to March 30, 2018, to participate in readings, book signings, and other appearances at various locations in Rochester and the surrounding region.


Preview: Lost & Found II @ Create Art 4 Good Studios

Preview: Lost & Found II @ Create Art 4 Good Studios

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