Category Archive: nature

Critical Appraisals: Disinheritance: Poems, by John Sibley Williams

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“Disinheritance” is John Sibley Williams’s rumination on death and grief.

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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre, by Paul Gambino @ NYJB

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“Morbid Curiosities” by Paul Gambino is highly recommended for its lurid yet tasteful exploration of an otherwise ignored subculture of collecting.”

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Short Takes I: Chinese Poetry

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An early example of poetry by women in China.

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CCLaP Fridays: “Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes The Myth of Race,” by Daniel J. Fairbanks

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“Everyone Is African” by Daniel J. Fairbanks offers a concise treatment of a controversial topic.

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Translation Tuesdays: Arvida, by Samuel Archibald @ NYJB

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The small town of Arvida, Quebec, becomes the focal point for Samuel Archibald’s haunting short story collection.

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Commonplace Book: Thoreau goes plectrum electrum

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H.D. Thoreau on the qualities of a good book.

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CCLaP: “On Being Human,” by Karl Wolff, on sale now!

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My new book, “On Being Human,” has been published (in both ebook and handmade hardcover versions) by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. You should go out and buy a copy right now!

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Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drollette, Jr. @ NYJB

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“Gold Rush in the Jungle” is a book of opposites, discovery vs. extinction, economic development vs. environmental devastation . . .

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Commonplace Book: April is the cruelest month …

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I. Burial of the Dead April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth… Continue reading

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VIII: Longrunners: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and William Rehnquist

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In this penultimate installment of Mondays with the Supremes, I cover the tenures of three Supreme Court justices who were on the Court for decades.

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