wine snobs got doctor conti while the rest of us get two buck chuck

WineFraud Burgundy bottles copy

FORGERY IS A TIME-HONORED TRADITION in the world of artRoman artists made copies of Greek sculp­tures, al­though whether the pur­chasers of these fakes were aware of their origin is un­known. Forgers have taken on new im­por­tance since the 19th cen­tury, as the name of the artist often has more meaning to a cus­tomer than the ac­tual quality of the painting. [Continue reading]

on those pesky dashes as punctuation marks

Dash Incredibles1 500 copy

USE OF THE DASH FOR PUNCTUATION is a lost art in con­tem­po­rary Amer­ican Eng­lish (AmE) and British Eng­lish (BrE) for many writers and ap­par­ently many type­set­ters. It’s a shame, as a well-placed dash or ten can ease the flow of reading and there­fore lead to in­creased un­der­standing and plea­sure. [Continue reading]