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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Grudge match

posted: 07/13/2016 2:57 a.m. Comments 4

If grudges were cute and cuddly, there'd be nothing bad about holding them. They're not cute, though, and have a temperament that could make my cranky cat look like an absolute angel.

The short version

posted: 07/06/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Occasionally we get questions about the grammar used on the editorial and Voices page, and as the resident word nerd on these pages, I guess it's up to me to answer a recent one.

Pack it up, please

posted: 06/29/2016 2:52 a.m. Comments 7

One of the quickest ways to make me roll my eyes (other than using tired talking points or debunked stories, hyperpartisanship ...) is to use a hackneyed portmanteau word.

Ready to troll

posted: 06/22/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

"Winning, duh!"--Charlie Sheen, when he was anything but

Abject terror

posted: 06/15/2016 2:46 a.m. Comment 1

I had every intention of being my usual goofy self in this week's column, and going after trolls once more.

A four-letter word

posted: 06/08/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Note to readers: I'm a little under the weather at the moment, so instead of my previously planned column, I offer instead a version of a piece that first appeared on my blog, Serenity is a Fuzzy Belly, on May 9, 2013. I should be back to my usual hijinks next week.

Sit for a spell

posted: 06/01/2016 3:12 a.m. Comments 4

Well, at least we're not Massachusetts. Although I'm at a bit of a loss as to why so many people in Arkansas need to know how to spell "leprechaun."

To err is human

posted: 05/25/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Even when he calls me on an error, I always love hearing from judge and master cruciverbalist Vic Fleming. Anyone who loves words as much as he does is someone you should heed.

They do matter: Just facts, ma'am

posted: 05/18/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

It's hard not to get depressed about the state of politics in the U.S., especially considering that the presumptive nominees in the major parties are widely disliked and mistrusted. So you'd think that fact-checking of those candidates would be welcomed, wouldn't you?

No pols needed

posted: 05/11/2016 3 a.m. Comment 1

Lately, several letters (both on this page and elsewhere) have pretty much echoed my thoughts on the current campaign. The ideas of starting the presidential race all over again with new candidates, or of forming the None of the Above Party, give me a faint glimmer of hope.




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