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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.

The Influence of Anxiety

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Harold Bloom wrote a famous book called The Anxiety of Influence. The subject was really the weight the past holds over the present. Eliot also wrote ...

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

Poetic Late Bloomers: William Butler Yeats as Model

David Galenson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The myth of early poetic greatness is an unfortunate example of synecdoche, for it mistakes one part of poetry for the whole.

Recognizing That Poets Don't Peak Early: T.S. Eliot Reads Shakespeare

David Galenson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

T.S. Eliot was the quintessential conceptual young genius. The extended and gradual growth of the experimental Shakespeare was clearly puzzling, and perhaps uncomfortable, to the conceptual Eliot, whose own life cycle of creativity was so different.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

Practicing Lent Off The Mat

Diana V. Morgan | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Diana V. Morgan

Lent provides an opportunity to practice our religion -- our Christianity -- off the mat; we take our church "state-of-mind" home for the entire month. In living with our God off the mat we make our relationship with God our own.

Poetic Justice: Sharon Olds wins TS Eliot Prize for Poetry (VIDEO) | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

Heartbreak inspires art; make no mistake. Not always quality but certainly quantity. Many words are thrown at the subject, but only a small group of ...

Happy Birthday, 'Cats'!

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Cats' Broadway premiere. Based on the whimsical poems of T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,"...

Obama + Shelley Get it Right: Poets ARE the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World! (An OMNIBUS Book Review)

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 08.23.2012 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Poetry (when it works) miraculously reveals to us how knowledge transforms into insight. We glimpse the imagination at work and we marvel. Few grasp the extent of Poetry's relevance to everything in our lives -- including politics.

Should Students Be Memorizing Poetry?

John Lundberg | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Do you agree? Or do you think forcing a kid to memorize a Shakespeare sonnet is no more useful than forcing him to eat a brussels sprout?

Classic Literature Isn't Dead: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Now, you might ask: What does the number of times the word "because" appears in a given work tell us about whether or not an author was influenced by classic literature? Nothing. The conclusions presented in the paper would be laughable -- if they weren't being taken seriously.

Four Poems That Embrace the Heat

John Lundberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

For most of us, that means skulking about from one air conditioner to the next (for our cat, it means lying the middle of doorways), but poets have found all kinds of meaning in hot weather. Many, not surprisingly, have found it oppressive, but others have found it inspirational.

What Obama Really Said About T.S. Eliot

Zoë Triska | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

Yesterday, Vanity Fair ran a revealing article with multiple excerpts from David Maraniss's upcoming biography of President Obama, "Barack Obama: The ...

A Brief Guide to National Poetry Month

John Lundberg | Posted 06.15.2012 | Books
John Lundberg

The event has grown beyond poets to become a coordinated effort by teachers, publishers, non-profit and government agencies, corporate sponsors, and lots and lots of celebrities.

Exposition Of John 1:5 From T.S. Eliot Poem "Ash Wednesday From Gerontian"

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Even in our "darkness," or failure to comprehend the light, there is a vibrant word in the world's care. "Light shineth in darkness" (verse 5) and the darkness apprehended it not.

T.S. Eliot's Village Bares Its Teeth

Roger Housden | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Roger Housden

These were the center page headlines in the UK's Independent newspaper while I was in England a couple of weeks ago. Not only was I in England, I was ...

Write Here in San Francisco

Sally Fay | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

San Francisco is a writer's town. Songs, poetry and books have been written lustily and lyrically over the years by writers who feel the magnetism of this charismatic city's energy flowing through the tips of their fingers.

Bob Dylan's Not Really a Plagiarist (He's a Conceptual Artist)

David Galenson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

From the point of view of an experimental artist, like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan is a plagiarist; but from the vantage point of a conceptual artist, like Bruce Springsteen, Dylan is just making art.

Book Publishers' Last Hope? | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

How lucrative are iPad book-apps? UK studio Ustwo revealed some figures at Thursday's Futurebook Innovation Workshop conference in London indicating t...

Which Modernist Poet Has The Top Grossing App?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on June 15, 2011 3:59 PM | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

T.S. Eliot‘s most challenging poem has topped the Apple App Store’s Top Grossing App list....

Raising the Bar for Digital Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

So how does the app enhance the reader's experience? Let's say you're reading the poem's Death By Water section. With a simple rotation of the iPad, you'll bring up a list of interactive notes beside the text.

What Can Touch-Screen Tablets Do For The Classics? | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

Faber takes TS Eliot into the 21st century today, with the launch, in association with Touch Press, of an iPad app of The Waste Land that includes a v...

Random House Relaunches Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press

The Bookseller | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

The spirit of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's literary imprint the Hogarth Press will be revived on both sides of the Atlantic after Random House announc...

Poems For The First Day Of Spring

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Today officially marks the start of spring, the season long seized on by poets to symbolize rebirth and awakening. Here are three celebratory, though still complex, poems about spring.