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Fugue State

He died of suddenness

Breath caught short in that last moment

Where everything that came before

Or could have happened after

Moved past inquiry

Or capture… 158 more words


Link Party: 3/28-4/1

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The zen of the Buzzfeed Tasty video.

2. Hillary Clinton, “superpredators” and the deep roots of mass incarceration in the United States. 83 more words


Reassessing an American cowboy: Thoughts on Reagan’s unexpectedly complex legacy

By Matthew E. Milliken
April 1, 2016

This week, I stumbled upon “Reconstructing Ronald Reagan,” a 2007 article that Russell Baker wrote for  822 more words


The critical path

A few weeks ago, I had occasion to mention Renata Adler’s famous attack in the New York Review of Books on the reputation of the film critic… 1,037 more words


January 2016 Links

I’ve been collecting links to share with you all month. Here are a few articles, posts, and videos that caught my attention in January.

>> Get your TBR ready…  262 more words


"A Crisp and Merciless Clarity": Mary Beard's SPQR

I haven’t read the latest book by Mary Beard yet, but this NY Times review is certainly enough to whet my readerly appetite:

How on earth did they do it?

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Sensual Sappho

Wow, what a great response to the Sappho episode of the History of Literature podcast. An all-time record for downloads in a day! You can catch up on the Sappho episode (or any other episode) by… 375 more words