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Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’ in the Age of Terror May 1, 2015: “If we are not ready to shoot a saboteur and White Guardist, what sort of revolution is that?” (Vladamir Lenin, qtd. in Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press. [...] by

The Noise, The Night April 18, 2014: On Monday night I stayed up until 3 a.m. waiting for a glimpse of the blood moon, a lunar eclipse where the moon shifts into earth’s shadow and flushes red with the light of the sun rising and [...] by

What to do in NYC Next Week February 21, 2014: If you’re NYC-bound next week and the city hasn’t been besieged by massive floodwaters as the whopping total of 56.6 inches of snowfall melts—find inspiration to go out with a few of [...] by

The Strand Brings It January 3, 2014: Yes that’s right: Please Bring Balloons—to THE STRAND! The NYC independent bookstore charted record sales this holiday season, of fiction, poetry, and who knows what else. Wow! Go team! Via [...] by

On Downsizing: Paul Muldoon, Jean Hanff Korelitz, and the Fine Art of Simplifying the Everyday December 20, 2013: Paul Muldoon and his partner, novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, talk to the New York Times about their experience downsizing from a home in New Jersey to an apartment on the Upper West Side. “Of [...] by

Recite April 16, 2013: I remember a thousand years ago when I was at Columbia I memorized the last forty or fifty lines of “Lycidas”—the part of the poem I had always wept over. Nowadays I am always willing to [...] by

Queens poet laureate focuses on technology June 29, 2010: Paolo Javier who was recently named poet laureate of the borough of Queens thinks the future of poetry is in technology. The New York Daily News reports. By fusing multimedia platforms like film and [...] by

The Cultural Workhorse October 6, 2009: Hello Harriet, glad to join the blog-o-sphere. Looking forward to spilling secrets and divinity on words-works-wonders, many thanks to Travis Nichols for inviting me to the party. That being said, my [...] by