The American Scholar
Sound and Scandal
March 29th, 2017, 10:01 PM
When music mattered enough to start a fight
Gringo
March 28th, 2017, 10:01 PM
On strange feelings and constructions of identity
The Spirit of Collaboration
March 27th, 2017, 10:01 PM
  Something extraordinary happened this week. We witnessed the evolution of one poem in its entirety and significant line changes in two others as the result of back-and-forth exchanges among...
Writing the Unimaginable
March 27th, 2017, 10:01 PM
When future generations look back at the fiction of our time, what will they make of the failure to address the crisis of climate change?
Meg Walsh
March 26th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Dunes and thunderheads
The Eros of Teaching
March 23rd, 2017, 10:01 PM
Bonds formed and broken
Noise Into Music
March 22nd, 2017, 10:01 PM
Toru Takemitsu Part II
The Other Baldwin
March 21st, 2017, 10:01 PM
  Lately, there has been no shortage of critical attention and homage paid to James Baldwin. Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro draws an important line between Baldwin’s civil...
The Beautiful and Sublime
March 20th, 2017, 10:01 PM
  The success we have been having when starting with a good epigraph prompted this week’s prompt. To get a good epigraph, you need to start with a good quotation. With the not-so-hidden agenda of...
Patrick Adams
March 19th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Earth and sky
All the Rage
March 17th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Enlightenment, architecture, and a few Irish favorites
A Quick Tour of India
March 16th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Taking it all in, and taking it all back
Music for Winter
March 15th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Toru Takemitsu and suspended time
A Peek Under the Thin Veneer of Civility
March 15th, 2017, 10:01 PM
  If there is one thing I have learned in the era of Brexit and Trump—and possibly Marine Le Pen—it is this: the paradox of liberal democracies is that they create the very conditions of their...
The Triumph of the Epigraph
March 13th, 2017, 10:01 PM
  The use of an epigraph to trigger a poem has proved its worth time and again, and this week’s results illustrate why. Courtney Thrash won me over with “A Portrait of the Aging Artist” with its...