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A Baby Boomer's Belated Blog to George Will

Eric Trules | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.

No Place for Poetry on My Son's Common Core ELA Test

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

Ever since Beowulf, poetry has been critical to the development of the English language. We are now seeing a form of literary expression disappear without any discussion of whether it has a role to play in modern education.

First Nighter: Idina Menzel's What/If Is Extremely Iffy

David Finkle | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Give me a minute here while I clear my head after attending a performance of If/Then, the new musical starring Idina Menzel. Never mind. I'll just have to confess I can't keep straight what goes on in the Brian Yorkey-Tom Kitt follow-up to their Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning Next to Normal.

Student Loans, R.I.P.

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

It seems that the government is gathering kindling for a big bonfire.

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

Quotation Maven Mardy Grothe Never Metaphor He Didn't Like

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If Dr. Mardy Grothe has anything to say about it, your search for the perfect metaphor may be (almost) over. You might say Grothe, who launched the o...

Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved A few years ago, I visi...

The Poet and the President

Robert Strong | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert Strong

America and the world will, of necessity, revisit those memories on the forthcoming assassination anniversary. But perhaps it is also worthwhile to celebrate another anniversary, one that marks an earlier, more hopeful and more reflective moment in the Kennedy presidency.

Man Pleads Guilty In Robert Frost Papers Theft

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with stealing original cards and letters written by poet Robert ...

Forging A Path Through Uncertain Territory

George Heymont | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

NBC's cancellation of Smash had some people licking their chops with Glee while others wondered how the producers of a show that launched with so much fanfare could have made so many missteps.

Seamus Heaney, Experimental Poet

David Galenson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In an overwhelmingly conceptual era, in which nearly all the arts are dominated by precious young geniuses showing off their technical virtuosity and theoretical sophistication, Seamus Heaney was a great experimental old master.

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.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Thank You, Kresge Arts in Detroit, and Thank You, Robert Frost!

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 08.27.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

. I am full of admiration for friends Shaun and Wes Nethercott, founders of Detroit's Matrix Theatre, who this week embarked on an inspiring six-month cross-country bicycle adventure.

Celebrate Poetry Month: Dream of Your Dreams

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

It must be no accident that National Poetry Month starts on April 1st, because what are poems but a fine foolery, or a fine frenzy as Theseus would have it, in Act V of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

16 Inspiring Robert Frost Quotes On His Birthday

Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

Today would have been Robert Frost's 139th birthday. We all read "Mending Wall" and "The Road Not Taken" in high school, but the great poet had a g...

The Hazards of an Inauguration Sans Poetry

Purvi Shah | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Purvi Shah

When we do have poetry ringing from austere offices, what do we gain? If the launch of our progress comes from the incantations of a poet, so be it. After all, who better than a poet to turn a last word into our first step?

The Wisdom and Creativity of the Elders in Art and Science

David Galenson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The psychologists who specialize in the study of creativity are virtually unanimous: the old may be wise, but only the young are creative. These scholars are wrong. Wisdom not only can be the very source of creativity: it has been for many of our greatest innovators.

Robert Frost's Touching Christmas Cards

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.23.2013 | Arts

HANOVER, N.H. — Take heart, holiday procrastinators: Famed poet Robert Frost once waited until July to get his Christmas cards in the mail. Unl...

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Robert Frost's Vermont Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Two paths diverge in the woods behind Robert Frost's home in Shaftsbury, Vermont and though he didn't write about those trails while he lived here, it...

Four Poems for Autumn

John Lundberg | Posted 11.23.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Here are poems by William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, William Blake and Carl Sandburg that explore what the fall can teach us about our humanity.

How Rick Moody Writes

Electric Literature | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

I have written things in appalling circumstances. In the worst motels, on scraps of paper and envelopes. And oftentimes the reduced circumstance takes me to creative places I wouldn't go otherwise.

My Sweet, Sweet Strawberry...

Juliet Asante | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Juliet Asante

What do you do when life throws so many things at you at once? This is a difficult question... In my otherwise short life and limited experience, I ha...

Loss: How Long Do We Mourn It?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Be sad, mourn and feel the loss. And then get back to living. We all need you to. As Robert Frost once wrote, "The best way out, is always through."