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Nina Pick: Radical Orthography

Taking off the Caps Lock

It came to me in a dream: Trump with a lower case t. It appeared in a flash as an ingenious solution, a subtle yet significant way to divest this man—in an Emperor-has-no-clothes maneuver—of the exponentially magnified power that America’s collective psyche has projected onto him. 266 more words

Social Justice

Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

A Song for America to be sung in the style of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Oh girlfriend, I could have told you he’s a… 143 more words


Lewis Turco: Miss Pussy's Parlor Songs

Trumpty Dumpty sat on his wall.
Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall.
He climbed up his wall and fell down again
And again, and again, and again, and again. 221 more words


"Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits" by David Wong

“In the near future, somewhere in rural Colorado…

If Zoey Ashe had known she was being stalked by a man who intended to kill her and then slowly eat her bones, she would have worried more about that and less about getting her cat off the roof.”  417 more words

Required Reading

Video: The Moth -- Janna Levin "Life on a Möbius Strip"

In this performance from The Moth, a young astrophysicist tells a story about an improbable love affair and its parallels with her research into black holes and finite mathematics. 183 more words

Opinion Leaders

Audio: Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel -- "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel have fun covering this American classic written by Frank Loesser in 1944. Although a perennial holiday favorite, the song has become controversial in recent years. 714 more words


Edna St. Vincent Millay: First Fig

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light! 44 more words