Yifan Zhang

We All Speak Americano

New York City is in the midst of another hot, tourist-filled summer. As visitors from the world over descend onto this relatively tiny island, the city’s linguistic soundscape explodes. French,Read more »


For many young students, a first meeting with Shakespeare looks something like this. A vaguely medieval font announces the Bard’s work and a pastel cover suggests equally pastel narrative intrigue.Read more »

Authors Against Flowery Language

“You can phrase things clearer and better. You can remove words which are unnecessary and tighten up your prose.” This note-to-self was found among Ernest Hemingway’s papers early last year. It isRead more »