The House of Un-American Activities Committee was set up in to investigate the presumed infiltration of communists into American society.
Yes, yes, I know art and literature is personal and subjective, the eye of the beholder and all that, but human excrement smeared on a blanket is never artistic, and anything written in broken line spacing is not poetic. But try telling that to the literary critics.
Posted by Jessa Crispin link Best-selling author Ishmael Beah and his US publisher have stood by his claim to have spent three years as a refugee and then child soldier in Sierra Leone's civil war despite The Australian finding evidence that his ordeal lasted one year, not three.
My Journey as an Abortion Doctor at Salon. When I wear a vest or carry a gun, it often strikes me as I pull up to the clinic that this is absolutely absurd. I, as a physician in the United States of America performing a legal procedure, have to go to these measures to make it possible for me to go to work.
Happy Roe v Wade day, y'all. String up some little plastic fetuses into a festive necklace and celebrate. May I suggest tonight's Bookslut Reading Series as an appropriate celebration stop? Posted by Jessa Crispin link January 18, Bloggers of the world, unite!
Chris Mooney says so. The Secret History of the Waterfront corruption essay Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaningthey would put up the whole 18 minute interview, but we're not so lucky.
They stick to the choppy six-minute interview, which is still a thing of beauty, or a thing of pain and squirminess, I guess depending on what you think of Mr. But I like it when his neck gets all red and blotchy. Also, Matthew Yglesias takes a look at Liberal Fascism, although the best moment of the blog post is the update at the end: Goldberg proclaims himself disappointed with the unseriousness of my efforts.
Also notes accurately that I've been a bit "pissy" toward him ever since he called me an anti-semite in print. Let's relive the magic of the Chris Matthews interviewshall we? Posted by Jessa Crispin link This is a bit later than usual, but for an excellent reason: I was in NY seeing Fiona Shaw in Happy Dayswhich is absolutely unmissable--a ferocious assault on an incredibly demanding role.
Despite being late, I am very pleased this week to be able to present. Browne's seventh book of poems, The Scented Fox is evocative meditation on form, memory, time, narrative, and much else besides.
As Browne explains below, the book works by juxtaposing tales and prose poems, in order to open new pathways for the "horizontal collaboration" that is writing. The Scented Fox is a beautiful and rigorous book, in which characters you half-misrecognize forge new ways of speaking through language that ranges from the antiquarian to the familiar to the undiscovered.
The Scented Fox is, in part, a sort of fairy tale, right? But lurking behind these tales is a story about a woman who "set out in search of a form". The Scented Fox is based on the concept of received tales colliding with prose poem form.
This includes fairy tale, folk tale, legend, myth, bible tale, hearsay etc. When I say received I am thinking of Spicer and also the notion of cultural influence that we may or may not be aware of. No doubt, I was influenced by Gertrude Stein before I had ever read her work. In every instance, writing is a collaboration with what has come before and what will come after.
Therefore, the writer is never actually accomplishing anything alone. I did not intend for there to be a story about a woman who set out in search of a form.
But then again, the task of the poet is always to be searching for new. Various characters within the book seem to share this pursuit of finding form- both real and imagined.
If you consider form as evolution of poem or person, your question becomes even more relevant, as their voices at times interact: The stories in The Scented Fox are both familiar and made strange, and sometimes, the poems explicitly rewrite one another in various ways.
The familiar is always the most strange, when examined closely, or entered deeply. This book both relies on found texts and operates at a level of cultural mythology.Nov 27, · Paris is a mess: Up to , illegal immigrants live in just one suburb.
A new parliamentary report shows that the number of migrants living in a Paris suburb may be nearing ,, according to Paris Vox. A list of several hundred in-print region specific books about all the Towns and Counties in New York State, organized by county.
Site opened September 1, Jul 18, · Far better writing than what regularly appears in the Chicago Trib. Their affirmative action writers use such a hackneyed script that anymore just the title is all one has to read.
On the Waterfront: one man’s fight against corruption By Dr Jennifer Minter (English Works Notes, ) Set in the s, Elia Kazan’s film On the Waterfront captures the essence of oppression endured by the stevedores on the Hoboken Docks, New Jersey.
Hubbards is an unincorporated Canadian rural community on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. An additional facet of “On the Waterfront” worth discussing is the issue of corruption; more precisely, the use of intimidation by some characters in the film at the hands of others, much like the intimidation used by McCarthy and his cohorts in the real-world environment of the s.