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Meatless Monday: Columbus Discovers The Living Planet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.

Art Owned By TS Eliot's Wife Fetches $11.3 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of artwork collected by poet T.S. Eliot's widow has sold for more than 7 million pounds ($11.3 million) at auction. Valerie E...

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.

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 ...

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.

Wife Of Famous Poet Was Quite The Art Collector...

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

LONDON — It's the collection that "Cats" built. A multimillion-dollar trove of works by artists including J.M.W. Turner, Francis Bacon, Lucian ...

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)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

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?