Arts & Society

The other thing grammar is good for

by Daniel Silliman Language
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Grammar can be a brutal, brutal thing.

Glory Pee

by Lonely Christopher Fiction
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Nobody else contemporary or comparable to the young Rachel B. Glaser writes as epiphanic structures as these or plays with the purpose and effect of fiction with such verve

Painting Larry Fagin (Plus a Fagin Poem!)

by Simone Kearney Art
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Simone Kearney paints the poet Larry Fagin. Also read a poem by Fagin.

Meditation on Apollinaire

by Joe Weil Memoir
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I must describe the physical sensation this poem had on me. It was a hot and humid day, and the house was full of fans whirring, and flies buzzing, and no one was home.

The Bookshelf

by Daniel Silliman Memoir
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In books rowed up on the shelf you see, for the first time, your own death.

Small Anchor Press: The Dory Reader

by Bianca Stone Art
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If Martha Stewart had a child who went rogue, moved to New York City, and started writing poetry and making books, that child may have turned out to produce something as crafty-bohemian as Small Anchor Press does.

Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

by Joe Weil Academia
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When gaining a foothold among the establishment, it is important the so called “outsiders” or mavericks have a figure fully anchored within the establishment who can be “acceptable.”

Year-End Fiction Favorites: 2010

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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Why do we make lists?

The Master’s Thesis: Synetic Theater’s The Master and Margarita

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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To help get my mind around what Synetic Theater was trying to do with their adaptation of Bulgakov’s oppression-defying, faith-affirming romp The Master and Margarita, I turned to Linda Hutcheon’s helpful study of postmodern adaptations.

Gatekeepers of Literary Greatness: On Piety

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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In the full complexity of human constructs piety is the rhetoric of conflicting and supposedly coherent values.

Gatekeepers of Literary Greatness: Some Definitions and a Parable about Chickens

by Joe Weil Academia
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The chickens are purifying their system, purging it of corruption. Meanwhile, the chickens who willfully refuse to answer the bell are seen as impious, as negative, as renegades.

Aesthete and Propagandist: An Interview with Gene Tanta

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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It’s getting later than it’s ever been and the sonnet is nearly over: do you know where your closure is?

Gatekeepers of Literary Greatness

by Joe Weil Academia
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The more things same, the more they same the change.
Things change by staying the same.
Things stay the same by changing.

Civil Rights Moonwalk: Michael Jackson, Armond White, and Democracy

by Micah Towery Film and TV
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A focus on the human person allows White to cut right to the heart of cultural issues without getting lost or tossed around in the media firestorms that accompany cultural events.

Time, Death, & Video Games: Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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If you’re going to talk about such things as parallel universes, multiple lives, determinism and free will is not the video game a reputable analog?

Moby-Dick and metafiction ethics

by Daniel Silliman Fiction
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There should be a warning on the cover of Moby-Dick. Beware, it should say, reading this will require blood.

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