1. Word sounds and food tastes: Small, thin things get front vowels; creamy, heavy things get back vowels.
2. An article explaining how meter for Greeks wasn’t measured in stresses but in long-and-short vowels.
3. Writing may improve health.
4. Explaining rap to U.S. Supreme Court justices.
5. Jeff Tweedy writes mumble-lyrics before putting in real words. He says he doesn’t want to have the words get in the way of the melody.