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“It explains why I love the Wordwatch tweets from my well-read colleague Daniel Sosnoski and the Word Soup posts by Angela Tung on the Wordnik blog, even though I’m only slightly familiar with most of the source material.”

Copyediting, Editor Confession: I Love Ridiculous New Words, October 23, 2014

“Here are excerpts from three language-oriented Gatsby pieces that we enjoyed this week. Angela Tung, ‘Our Favorite Bits of 1920s Slang” (The Week, May 8)”

Visual Thesaurus, Getting “Gatsby”: The Language Behind the Novel, May 10, 2013


“With Baz Luhrmann’s sparkly adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ hitting theaters Friday, Wordnik blogger Angela Tung has posted a friendly and very detailed look at the words of the 1920s.”

Tap Milwaukee, Flappers, bee’s knees and other words of the ‘Great Gatsby’ era, May 8, 2013


“At the Wordnik blog, Angela Tung has handed out her Best of Word Soup 2012 huzzahs for “interesting, hilarious, ridiculous, and sometimes NSFW words from TV this year.”

Tap Milwaukee, Recommended Reading: Perfektenschlage, accusational opposition disorder and other TV word play from Wordnik, December 26, 2012


“Celebrating The Hobbit: Journey Words, Unexpected or Not” by Angela Tung on Wordnik.”

Copyediting, The Hobbit: From Movie to Book, Languages, Vocabulary, December 14, 2012


“The Beautiful Anthology: More than 25 writers from around the world riff about beauty and share woes about everything from big noses to splotchy freckles.”

The Daily Candy, Best Books of 2012, November 19, 2012


“‘THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY: ESSAYS, STORIES AND POEMS,’ edited by Elizabeth Collins (TNB Books, $14.99). Like a David Cronenberg movie, this offbeat anthology zeros in on beauty’s dark and complicated side. Another bonus: it mostly features good writers you’ve never heard of.”

The New York Times, Best Bathroom Books of 2012, November 16, 2012


“Various blogs are celebrating Diwali, and Wordnik is doing so with a list of 10 words English gets from Indian languages.”

The Economist, Happy Diwali! November 14, 2012


“In the event that you want to talk like Jane Austen.”

Yes and Yes, Web Time Wasters, November 11, 2012


How to talk like Jane Austen.

The Morning News, Headlines from November 1, 2012


“From crazy beautiful to beautiful ugly and the many shades of beauty in between, The Beautiful Anthology examines the politics, sensations, and life-altering consequences of the power of perception.”

American Book Review, All the Pretty Things, July/August 2012


“A collection of essays, poems and short fiction that ruminates on the subject of what beauty is and what beauty is not from a variety of different contributors and stunning visual artists.”

Ringside Reviews, The Beautiful Anthology, August 14, 2012


“In The Beautiful Anthology, an impressive roster of writers explore the theme of beauty in a variety of ways.”

Largehearted Boy, Book Notes – “The Beautiful Anthology”, August 3, 2012


“And so it is with the casual fan in mind that I present to you these definitions pulled from the pages of Marvel Comics, each researched and written by the good folks over at Wordnik.”

Chicago Tribune: Red Eye, Wordnik Presents a List of Marvelous Words, May 9, 2012


“In honor of this weekend’s opening of hotly-anticipated-by-comic-nerds-everywhere The Avengers, Wordnik has culled together a list of Marvel vocabulary words.”

Movie City News, Marvel-ous Nerd Words, May 2, 2012


What Is Love by Angela Tung[*Editors Choice*] – A great modern look at Love, including pop culture references and other memes (culturally significant concepts).”

The Love-olution, 101+ Ideas On What Is Love (Philosophically, Scientifically, Spiritually and Beyond), May 2, 2012


“As we steam toward this weekend’s 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Angela Tung has a fine post about Titanic words at the Wordnik blog.”

Tap Milwaukee, Recommended Reading: Titanic Words Today, Titanic List Sunday, April 11, 2012


“Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, which has gotten everyone at Wordnik thinking about luck and luck words.”

Mental Floss, “Luck of the Irish” Is an Old Mining Expression, March 13, 2012


“In this lovely collection of stories, twenty-five daughters have penned unique and very diverse stories about their mothers.”

Story Circle Book Reviews, Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother, January 28, 2012


“More Fun Stuff: Wordnik Word Soup: Science Fiction.”

SF Signal, SF Tidbits, January 5, 2012


“Wordnik has a fun post up about the language of the Harry Potter books & movies.”

Kottke, The Language of Harry Potter, July 2011


“Angela Tung’s Black Fish explores so many great themes. Trying to pursue art to the antagonism and mockery of your spouse and relatives. Spending time ‘in the homeland’ and finding out you’re a foreigner there, too. Wondering why you’re so unlucky while others around you seem to find happiness so easily.”

Giant Robot Magazine, A New Book for You – Black Fish by Angela Tung, Ed Lin, June 20, 2011


ANGELA TUNG…is, among other things, TNB’s resident expert on Chinese-American culture…which is a fancy way of saying she knows a good dumpling when she tastes one.”

The Nervous Breakdown, Featuring…Angela Tung, March 20, 2011


“Here are some of our favorite and most talked about ‘Girl Talk’ columns from the past year. . . .I’m Glad My Husband Cheated by Angela Tung.”

The Frisky, The Frisky’s Favorite and Most Talked About Girl Talk Columns of 2010


“I first came across Angela’s work when I read I’m Glad My Husband Cheated. I was awed by the strength she showed in writing about such an intimate experience.”

Angela Tung Talks about Writing Honestly, GirlHabits, August 2010