Arthur Rimbaud's Brief Career - The New Yorker →
Daniel Mendelsohn offers his thoughts on the French poet’s tumultuous career.
kateoplis: “Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the two... →
kateoplis: “Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the two richest men in the United States, each have around $50 billion. […] In fact, there are people who rank far below Gates and Buffet in net worth, who still make several million dollars a day, every day of the year, and have throughout the current recession.
It is the imagination that gives us poetry. When you sit down to write a poem,...– Philip Levine, poet laureate of the United States
I present to you a gem from the inimitable Pablo Neruda. I’ve never felt so much of a stranger’s passion. Catch this and 19 others in his collection, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Leaning into the Afternoons Leaning into the afternoons I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. There in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames, its arms turning like a...
Possible hostage situation in Brighton, police...
The suspect has been taken into custody, but this situation was literally two minutes from my apartment - a little too close to home. theb-line: A Boston Police Department SWAT team has been called to a possible hostage situation on Ledgemere Road in Brighton, blocks away from BC’s Brighton Campus. A suspect inside the building at 17 Ledgemere Road has shot at police and one gunshot victim has...
"I think a really good hip-hop song is a model for... →
Ann Powers and Frannie Kelley go back and forth trying to grasp the year’s most anticipated collaboration, Watch the Throne.
Dogs in the Courtroom →
Author does a great job of remaining balanced in his report, offering cogent points for both sides of the debate.
Nikki Giovanni, "You Were Gone"
sharingpoetry: You were gone like a fly lighting on that wall with a spider in the corner You were gone like last week’s paycheck for this week’s bills You were gone like the years between twenty-five and thirty as if somehow You never existed and if it wouldn’t be for the gray hairs I’d never know that You had come. (submitted by meterandprose)
Worn Philosophy from a Bench at the Public Garden It was here that I realized money doesn’t grow on trees, boughs nearly reaching the ground, casting shade on a vagrant and his port, Gaea’s arms providing what his own mother could not.
HHS Announces Free Birth Control →
Just because something makes you uncomfortable doesn’t mean it isn’t right and necessary for others. Glad to see the HHS making moves.