Beer cans with words "pre" and "game"

The language of drinking

Merriam-Webster says that the earliest written or printed use of “pregame” was in 2004, but it wasn’t until this past month that the word made its permanent mark on the dictionary in its newest, college-friendly form.
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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The personal and the political

Last week’s piece was not a reflection of my personal views, but rather an investigation into why a growing number of left-leaning California voters feel that the current political system fails to represent their values.
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Editors’ Note

Oct. 9 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and to commemorate this, we at the Weekender have two features by staff writers Alex Jiménez and Anna Ho this week.
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