Here was a writer who absorbed and transcended aspects related to the most salient literary movements in European literature from the first half of the 20th century.
John Strausbaugh has assembled a treasure trove of personality profiles and gossipy tidbits covering the nearly 400-year history of what is broadly identified as Greenwich Village.
Matthew Fraziers *****Original Message***** doesnt try to mystify, confuse, or control, and thats a good thing in a world as ironically detached as ours.
Just over a month after watching CNN get pilloried by rival media for its sympathetic coverage of two convicted teenage rapists in Steubenville, Ohio, I found myself glued to the television as every media outlet filled the tense hours following the identification of the Boston marathon bombers with bland updates, vague live-video angles, pointless maps, and whatever information they could scrounge up about who these young men were.
From a pair of tall towers, a German university is ruled by the brilliant and controversial President Ihre Magnifizenz (German for “Your Magnificence”), who commands the fear (and trembling) of her many existential deans, including the Dean of Why I Am Here, the Dean of Let Me Have It, the Dean of I Can’t Take Any More, the Dean of Oh Lord What Are We Do To Do Now That Our Rope Has Ended, the Dean of Why Must We Go On With This, The Dean of I Can’t Go On, and The Dean of Fear and Trembling himself.
If youve heard of Erwin Schrödinger, and your knowledge of physics is limited to a dimly remembered high school class, its probably because of his hypothetical cat.
Toward the end of The Astor Orphan, as Alexandra Aldrich, a descendant of the Astor, Chanler, and Livingston families (among others), prepares for her boarding school interviews at the age of 14, she describes her life.
Aphoria is an antiquated term synonymous with barren, specifically regarding female reproduction. Theres also aporia, which is (according to thefreedictionary.com) A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question, plus theres aphasia, having to do with language disorders, losing the ability to speak, etc.
Its not strictly true to say that humankind came from apesafter all, apes arent what apes once werebut it is accurate to point out that we share a common ancestor both with chimpanzees and with bonobos. The single fact commonly learned about bonobos is that they engage in polyamorism with partners of both sexes.
On the cover of Gregory Spatzs new story collection Half as Happy is a black-and-white photograph of a couple. The woman (her one-piece suit says 50s) sits knees aligned on a twine-covered diving board and smiles down at the man who is reaching up from the water, one of his hands clasping the board, the other holding hers.
What do we know? The oceans, the cosmosour own mindslie largely unknown.