David Skinner is the author of The Story of Ain’t (Harper), a new book chronicling the history of the deeply controversial Webster's Third dictionary of 1961. For the last five years he has been the editor of Humanities, prior to which he was an assistant managing editor at The Weekly Standard. Mr. Skinner's work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Atlantis, Boston magazine, the Washington Times, American Spectator, Slate, Salon, Education Next, The Public Interest, and several other publications. His writing about dictionaries has been featured on Slate and National Public Radio. He lives in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Cynthia, and their three children.
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