Exxon Vs. Biophilia

Karen Malpede
November 1, 2015
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By Karen Malpede The news broke in October, during the lead up to the Paris Cop21. Exxon’s scientists investigated the effects of burning fossil fuels in the 1970ies and 80ies. Well-funded and highly skilled, they came carefully to the conclusion…

Trick-or-Poem: A Halloween List

Dora Malech
October 31, 2015
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So many of my favorite poems aim to unsettle or conjure or raise the dead. There are, of course, the truly classic Halloween go-to poems like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market,” but…

Lowell, Bishop, Berryman

Cody Walker
October 31, 2015
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In today’s New York Times, Christopher Isherwood reviews Dear Elizabeth, a play by Sarah Ruhl that tracks the friendship (mostly epistolary) of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Isherwood writes something near the end of his review that caught my attention:…

Short Takes

Kirsten Ogden
October 31, 2015
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Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas are over at BuzzFeed, PopSugar and Ranker. Want to check out how your favorite writers have dressed up throughout the ages? Oh, yes, Susan Sontag as Teddy Bear . . . Truman Capote as Santa . . .…

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