During her other gig on MSNBC's "The Cycle," TheBlaze's S.E. Cupp on Wednesday attempted to get Salon writer Joan Walsh to admit that it was wrong for some in the liberal media to hope the Boston bombers were "white ...
We don't want to believe these days that a person is capable of independent thought and action. And we like to believe the facile thing - radical Islam. But the truth is - hardened thought that raises an Idea above the value of a human being will always be threatening. Ideas have interchangeable vocabulary .... White Supremacy, the True Believer, Radical Islam .... Ironically, ideas can also sound like Human Rights, ProLife, Women's Rights. It's a wise mind that can weigh the idea against the humanity, the mind against the heart, Righteousness against forgivemess .... Above all there is life. To quote the poet: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes"
BET Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization BET WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One of Maya Angelou's doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization.
Youth poetry event 'Louder Than a Bomb' Greensboro News & Record Local festival organizer Kelly Rae (whose given name is Khalisa Rae Williams), 26, is co-founder of Greensboro's Poet.she Female Performing Arts and Spoken Word.
The New York Review of Books (blog) 'Prairie Home Companion' host to honor influential poet in Logan Salt Lake Tribune Poet May Swenson created her greatest work outside her home state of Utah, but she was infused with a spirit of exploration and...
Poetry by War Veterans to Debut in Teaneck Patch.com The play will present a collection of original poetry and artwork in a performance exploring military experiences ranging from recruitment to homecoming, according to a news release.
EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written in response to a group challenge to produce a short horror story, and many...
The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles Wall Street Journal NEW YORK — "Remember — you are your own brand," business coach Franne McNeal was telling some 100 women crowded into a downtown Manhattan office lounge one evening last week.
Liberal arts provide firm foundation Columbus Dispatch I am concerned that, according to the Monday Dispatch article “Major debate,” “rising costs reignite questions about the value of a liberal-arts education,” and “governors in three states (are)...
The "value" of a liberal education can't be measured in money earned over a lifetime. It isn't about jobs or the state of the state. It IS about critical thinking, moral and ethical decision making, the worth of a human being beyond what the human being "consumes" or manufactures. The possibilities of independent thought and decision making could, in fact, lead to the downfall of corporate thinking and the aims of the STATE.
Love James Joyce? This creative writing contest is for you Syracuse.com John Mannion (left) and his wife, Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner, do a reading in 2010 at the annual Bloomsday celebrations held each June to honor author James Joyce.
The National Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions The National Although ADIBF is chiefly a trade event, Marianne Kennedy, the event's cultural programme manager, says live poetry is entirely in keeping with the overall literary theme.
Raw Story Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel Raw Story Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi has won the Arab version of the Man Booker Prize for a novel focusing on the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf.
On this last full week of April, we continue our National Poetry Month celebration with some student poems inspired by Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and the classroom project centered around the book.
Upcoming San Diego nonprofit uses literature as a way to fight racism and ... LGBT Weekly SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation is a new organization that was started in November 2012.
Crosscut Discovering the power of poetry firsthand phillyBurbs.com (blog) Editor's note: Meghan was named the 2013 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year by the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program administered by Bucks County Community College.