Desperately Seeking Spoonerisms: The Decline of Word Play in Literature

“Spoonerism” may sound like a dirty word, but that’s only because it’s employed so rarely in contemporary literature that we’ve become unfamiliar with the term. Named after turn-of-the-20th-century Oxford University professor William Archibald Spooner, who was apt at muddling his words (e.g. meaning to say “Conquering Kings Their Titles Take” …

Round Up The Cattle: Evan Rachel Wood Breaks Down Her 2003 Group Photo Shoot for Vanity Fair

From approximately 2002 to 2006, the tween/teen world was experiencing a Golden Age. From the Olsen twins general prevalence to Gilmore Girls to Amanda Bynes still being sane, it was a seemingly magical time of carefree, quality youth-oriented pop culture. But after a fan of Evan Rachel Wood’s (who had …