Thursday, December 10, 2015

Word of the day: hackwork

The word of the day is hackwork:

  1. writing, painting, or any professional work done for hire and usually following a formula rather than being motivated by any creative impulse.

"This is largely how today’s culture has chosen to remember Welles: as a pompous wreck, a man who peaked early and then devolved into hackwork and bloated fiascos."

 - Alex Ross, "The Shadow: A hundred years of Orson Welles", 7 December 2015 The New Yorker (

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