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Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

The World Historical Cat in the Hat

Francis Levy | Posted 08.05.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

If you ask many people they might say that Hamlet was one of the most important, significant or influential creations in the canon. But there is another character who is almost as equally well-known though perhaps not accorded the world-historical significance he or it might deserve and that's Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat.

Professor Mike Abrams: Reflections of An Illuminated Friendship

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

I was always a 3M girl. I loved Mozart, martinis and macaroons. And then of course there's Mike. I met Mike Abrams as a studious Cornell freshman ...

It's Getting Old

Francis Levy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There are certain old people who are praised for their voracious appetite for life. They can't see or hear. They certainly can't fuck and they're ste...

Conversations With Brian Culbertson and Loreena McKennitt, Plus Michael Penn and The Whistles & The Bells Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As everyone says, I'm deeply honored to be honored. When one goes about their life and what they do, it's not to have a whole bunch of awards and feel that that's the basis of why you do things, but on the other hand it's always gratifying to be recognized by your community for what you do."

Rachel Moroney: Change Can Be a Scary Thing

Rachel Moroney | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Rachel Moroney

I'm in the throes of one of life's experiences. It's a painful lesson, but I believe it will be valuable because I feel I have lost a huge measure of the fear that has previously stalked my life. I'm without those measurable, quantifiable markers of a successful life, but I'm still all good.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

Escape From The Busy Trap

Jack Levison | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

What do we get for slowing down, for sitting peaceably at summer's end, talking of poetry? We get called an idler by the noisy set, the productive people, the bankers, the schoolmasters, the clergy, the active folk, the busy people.

Perpetual Virginity: Five Writers Who Turned Unrequited Love Into Literary Gold

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.26.2012 | Books
Christopher Zara

Here are five literary giants whose hearts were impaled by Cupid's arrow in the most brutal way. Rather than wallow in self-pity, these tortured scribes picked themselves up and stabbed Cupid right back -- with their pens.

Adrienne Rich: Leaving Her Mark on America

Brian Umana | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Brian Umana

Over the years, critics have justly celebrated her work, and those who dismissed her for her tendentiousness have found themselves on the wrong side of history. The more time you spend with the poems, the more precise and revelatory they seem.

What Would D. H. Lawrence Make Of Blogging And Tweeting?

Telegraph | Michael Deacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A biography of the poet Edith Sitwell, published this week, shows what a roaring snob she could be. It seems that she looked down her (startlingly lar...

My Ex Published A Poetry Collection--About Me!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: Poems From My Ex After the love affair, there were poems. By Lisa Catherine Harper Fifteen years after we broke up, my ex-boy...

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating Great Irish Writers (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Though Ireland is a small country, it has had a huge impact on the English-speaking world over the course of its history. Som...

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.

Stage, Screen Stars Record Poetry Album

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

One hundred Hollywood and Broadway stars, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Nixon and Jason Alexander, are recording their favorite poems for a ...

The Best Lack All Conviction

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

President Obama seems to be having a rocky time steering the Ship of State lately. He tacks right, he tacks left; he sails in an ever widening circle. We've been given many explanations for this reality.

Al's Poem

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Al Gore keeps reassuring nervous audiences that we have the tools to solve the crisis. Time is short, he says, but it hasn't run out yet. And with all that, he had time to write a poem - one that Yeats might have been proud of.

Unrequited Love: Is There Ever an Upside?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robert Fuller

No suitor wants to admit it, but those who don't return our love often give us something as valuable as those who do.

Sarah Palin In Verse

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I was wondering what kind of mother, being an avowed evangelical and knowing that her underage daughter is pregnant out of wedlock, would choose to ac...