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The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

Marking Twenty Years of National Poetry Month

Jennifer Benka | Posted 04.15.2016 | Books
Jennifer Benka

What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.

Churchill's Passing and a Marketplace Pierced By Lies

Barry Singer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Churchill's passing and that widely-televised funeral launched the market for all things Churchill. In other words, the loss of Winston Churchill put me in business.

The Political Pundit Who Makes the Most Sense Today Died In 1950: George Orwell

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

In essay after essay -- skip most of the fiction; he's no master -- Orwell writes clean, satisfying prose, what he liked to think of as "prose like a windowpane." These essays mattered then. If you can connect some dots, you'll see they matter now.

Forget VR--Red Bull's Production of The Changeling Will Take You Places

John Branch | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
John Branch

Sara Topham as Beatrice-Joanna and Christian Coulson as her paramour of the moment in The Changeling (photo by Carol Rosegg) If ordinary superhero fa...

Bieber Bathos Elegy and Bernstein - Live from The Whitney

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Bieber Bathos Elegy debuts at The Whitney this month "It's time for me to grow up," Justin Bieber said in a recent interview. And growing up amidst...

Prufrock, Lewinsky, and the Poetry of History

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

How T. S. Eliot's lovelorn classic still sways us. By Austin Allen One of the more striking literary essays in recent memory appeared this summer to...

To Howl: A Feminist Take on Ginsberg's Howl

Aimee Anderson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Aimee Anderson

Amy Newman's Howl embraces a poetic form that has been exclusive to male poets.Newman's transgressive Howl tresspasses a poetic form that has been exclusive property of Allen Ginsberg.

The Love Song of J. Middle-Aged Stayathomemother

Kathleen Harris | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy
Kathleen Harris

Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like smeared cupcakes on an abandoned bake sale table;

Hemingway's Stolen Quotation

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Wherever you look online, though, there's no specific attribution to a letter, diary, speech or book. So it might be something he never said. Doesn't it sound a bit too, well, life-affirming for Hemingway?

Bob Dylan as America: Knausgaard in Duluth

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The music of America is alive and well, on stage in the hands of the master of the selfless self, the king of the not-one's-one. I'd like to invite Knausgaard to the show, the next time he's here for a visit.

Stop Reacting, Start Creating: The TNG2 Manifesto

Zack Rosen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zack Rosen

I put so much of myself online, for so long, that I woke up one day in 2011 with nothing left. I spent the year following as a couch cushion, a soft fixture of my own red velvet sectional and the leather davenports of too many trained professionals.

Meatless Monday: Columbus Discovers The Living Planet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Today is Columbus Day, when we mark the date when Christopher Columbus came to America. He did not "discover" it, he got it wrong -- he thought he was...

The Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

'Don't Cry for Us, Argentina' as Powerhouse Germany Is First European Team to Win World Cup in the Americas

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Germany earned its 4th World Cup title but first in 24 years -- titles just don't come easy. In the process, Germany saved more salt being rubbed into Brazil's still fresh wounds.

World Cup Goal Glut Continues, Dynamic Dutch Duo of Robin and Robben, Spain's Maracanã Misery, and the Death of Tiki-Taka?

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

I previously observed that it's as if the spirit of "jogo bonito/beautiful football" has permeated this tournament and inspired the players to put on a show. And what a show it's been so far, only seven days in.

The Human Capacity for Greatness Is Immense

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Carl Jung was one who saw our collective possibilities. He considered that growth was an innate principle, both of the individual and the universal. ...

American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.09.2014 | Books
Pietros Maneos

After twelve years of composition American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire has been published. The 'poem' was born on the Amalfi Coast of Italy,...

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

A Return to Language

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

My friend and collaborator Seamus Heaney was buried two months ago. It seemed particularly cruel to me that we would lose a poetic giant in a time when the need for a return to language seems to be vital to the future of humanity.

'The Waste Land' Gets An Awesome New Cover

Posted 10.03.2013 | Books

Under the Covers is an ongoing feature in which we interview cover designers about their work. For this post, we interviewed designer Jamie Keenan abo...

11 Beautiful T.S. Eliot Quotes

Posted 09.26.2013 | Books

Modernist poet T.S. Eliot, who penned such memorable works as "The Waste Land," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Four Quartets," would be c...

Marketing, Millennials, and Disruptive Consumers: A Conversation with Viacom's Ross Martin

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Davis Schneiderman

As Executive Vice President of Viacom Media Networks and leader of Scratch, a "creative SWAT team," Ross Martin operates at the nuanced nexus of marketing, branding, advertising and youth culture.