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The Masada mystery
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The welder-turned-poet who fell in love with words in a Glasgow shipyard
Melody, rhythm and piety: the rich forms and meanings of Indian classical music
Chomsky, Wolfe and me
How not to be a chucklehead
Shitloads and zingers: on the perils of machine translation
When the stories add up: the six narrative arcs in fiction
Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy
A rare glimpse into the world of North Korea’s classical musicians
Some people really are wired better for learning languages
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Why we need to bring back the art of communal bathing
Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?
‘Whose language is it anyway?’ The evolution of English, from ‘loaf’ to ‘LOL’
What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816
How the end of democracy made the Greeks more polite
What family means to the world’s longest-married couple after 88 years together
Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?
Embark on an interstellar, operatic adventure with the Voyager spacecrafts
‘Grief bacon’ and other untranslatable words for the highs and lows of love
The Japanese festival that’s one of the world’s most spectacular – and dangerous
Is ‘devouring’ books a sign of superficiality in a reader?
The parlance of pilots
How memory research can help you learn a new language
How philosophy came to disdain the wisdom of oral cultures
Justin E H Smith
The songs of the wolves