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Entries by John Lundberg from 01/2011

Finding Poetry in WikiLeaks

| Posted 01.02.2011 | Healthy Living

A website called Haikuleaks has mined thousands of the documents and found moments of pure poetry.

New York's Subway Replaces Poetry With More Ads

| Posted 01.09.2011 | Healthy Living

The city's popular "Train of Thought" program (formerly "Poetry in Motion"), which sought to brighten the subway commute with a little poetry and poignant prose, has been replaced by ads promoting the MTA's own achievements.

Want to Read the Original 'Beowulf' Manuscript? There's an App for That

| Posted 01.16.2011 | Healthy Living

The British Library unveiled its "Treasures" app this week for the iPhone and Android, allowing people to hold some of the real treasures of Western Civilization in their hand.

Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday Party

| Posted 01.23.2011 | Healthy Living

It's hard to beat a macabre little mystery involving one of the best-known mystery writers of all time, but it's important to remember that Poe was more than just a mystery writer.

Toyo Shibata, Japanese Grandma, Is Bestselling Author At 99

| Posted 01.30.2011 | Healthy Living

When age forced a then 92-year-old Shibata to give up her lifelong hobby of classical Japanese dancing, her son recommended she try an art form that was easier on her back. So, for the first time, she began writing poetry.