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Video Reviews of ‘Lucy,’ ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’

Times critics on “Lucy,” “Magic in the Moonlight” and “A Most Wanted Man.”


Thursday, August 7, 7:30 PM: An Evening of French Poetry and American Port

photo of Frédéric Bouché (r) by Heather Ainsworth Join David Lehman and Frédéric Bouché for a summer evening of: Poetry & Port Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM Ports of New York ...


Prose Feature: “To Go On Living There With Everything: A Review of Joshua Robbins’s Praise Nothing (University of Arkansas Press, 2013)” by Michele Poulos

In his debut collection Praise Nothing, Joshua Robbins orients us both to the need for seeking greater spiritual awareness and the disappointments of such seeking, as in the lines “Nothin...



Weekend thinking: NutraIngredients-USA’s special edition on cognitive health 

The role of specific nutrients in brain health isn’t something I think about much.  I’m of the opinion that a reasonably healthy diet takes care of health.  Stop worrying, be ...


Poems by Ruben Quesada

Death like a shadow of black silk unraveling/after an atomic blast, your arms outstretched/in the background a curtain surrenders in the wind


Birthday Girls of the Week

Happy Birthday to these two beautiful girls this week!! More on their birthday dinner coming soon! Share on Facebook


Jaime Sabines

EntresueloUn ropero, un espejo, una silla,ninguna estrella, mi cuarto, una ventana,la noche como siempre, y yo sin hambre,con un chicle y un sueño, una esperanza.Hay muchos hombres fuera,...


Games for All

Years ago, in the early days of video gaming, people worried that a generation of kids were going to grow up as couch potatoes, unable to do anything but stare at a screen, frantically pr...


Hijos de un dios menor

. Horrible scenes from Beit Hanoun elementary school, northern Gaza strip, after Israeli shelling, blood spread everywhere: photo ...



Still Waters

wind ripples the lake’s still waters and depth of lifeFiled under: Nature, Photography, Poetry Tagged: depth, green, lake, reeds, reflections, still water, water, water lily, wind


Poetry Friday -- You Are There

You Are Thereby Erica JongYou are there.You have always beenthere.Even when you thoughtyou were climbing you had already arrived.Even when you werebreathing hard,you were at rest.Even the...


Haiku – cool cat 2

beware sleeping cat surprised out of summer doze sharp claws bring bright blood


Nine Holes

July 1998. "Nine Holes" Translated by Malcolm Sinclair.http://krzysztofjaworski.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/dziewiec-dziur.html


We’re Up Late

I don’t have as much to say lately. Maybe that’s why I find something gorgeous about a song that hasn’t worn out its welcomes, measured in breaths rather than bridges. P...


You Met Me at a Strange Time in My Life

I am often reminded there’s a life outside of irony, sounds beyond the sirens we triggered in the shy hours of Thursday morning to watch subsequent protests forming because we were ...




Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen

Ms. Lowry, whose novel "The Giver" helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.


For A Split Second

To see it as it was. And then to see it this way. An ordinary thing.


My Moody Z

A phone with superpowers. Now that would be something. The thought had just occurred to me when I heard a resounding "Ahem...". Sitting bolt upright on by bed, I was about to scream a lun...



Comic-Con 2014: Space, SyFy’s Favorite Frontier, Is Back

The channel's new shows are decidedly not earthbound.