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Met Gala

Met Gala

The annual Met Gala is always about excess, extravagance and eyeballs, The Times writes. What are your favorite looks in this slide show? Why? The theme this year was “camp” — but in this case the word doesn’t mean the place kids go in summer, but, instead, refers to “a style or mode of personal…
Word + Quiz: lede

Word + Quiz: lede

lede ˈlēd noun : the introductory section of a story _________ The word lede has appeared in 13 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 15 in “Watch Your Lapels: These Great Ledes Are Coming for Them” by Marc Lacey: The “lede” is the first paragraph of a newspaper story.…
Hand and Fist

Hand and Fist

What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to or comment on society or current events? Can you relate to it personally in any way? What is your opinion of its message? Tell us in the comments, then read the related Opinion piece to learn what this illustration is all about.…
Word + Quiz: per se

Word + Quiz: per se

per se (ˌ)pər-ˈsā, per-ˈsā, (ˌ)pər-ˈsē adverb : with respect to its inherent nature _________ The term per se has appeared in 139 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 8 in “U.S. Women’s Team Takes a Stand as Gender Disparities Remain Widespread” by Marc Tracy, Karen Crouse and Matthew Futterman:…
Have You Ever Been Left Out?

Have You Ever Been Left Out?

Imagine it’s a Friday night. All your friends told you they were busy, so you’re sitting at home, alone, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. But then you see a post that stops you in your tracks. It’s a picture of all of your friends hanging out together — without you. Has this ever happened to you?…
Momo

Momo

Have you ever heard of Momo, the demon character who is said to pop up on YouTube videos and menace children? What have you heard? Do you believe the stories about her? What other myths, urban legends and creepypasta scare you? Do you believe any of them? What do you think makes stories like these…
Word + Quiz: yurt

Word + Quiz: yurt

Note: Our Sixth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge is underway. It will run until Feb. 18. yurt ˈyu̇rt, ˈyərt noun : a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of Central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing _________ The word yurt…

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