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Lumpenproletariat. Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry. It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory. Big Words - Or, What Teacher Meant When They Said "Lexicon" Poetry eye. The Best Pop Culture From Around The Web. Pop-Up City.

Visual News - The Cure For Eyeball Boredom. Pop-Up City. SF Diggers (1966-68, beyond) What is the Digger Archives?

SF Diggers (1966-68, beyond)

First time here? The Overview page explains who the Diggers were (are) and the intent of this site. The What's New page highlights additions to this web so returning visitors might check there first. The old Digger Forum Discussion Group has morphed into a WordPress blog. Feel free to check it out. UbuWeb. Awesome people hanging out together. High Existence. See the past like you wouldn't believe. Ly: Human stories, artfully told. Open Culture. Salon.com. Flavorwire. Boing Boing. Ink Tank - Make words not war.

The ten greatest short story writers of the twenty-first century?

Ink Tank - Make words not war

What, we scoff, only ten? After all, the century’s fourteen already – that’s enough time to compile a list twice as long as this one! However, we’re going to restrict ourselves to ten because we’re also interested in your input: which story writers have blown your mind since the big Y2K? Leave your comments below! And in the meantime, please, please, please check out these authors if you’re not already familiar with their works – they’re so good it hurts!

Continue reading The Rolling Stones have probably released more iconic tracks than any other band in history. Continue reading Songs about books, books about music: who says worlds don’t collide? Dangerous Minds. Books before print. The Allen Ginsberg Project. Blogs - Adam Curtis. Books & ideas. Welcome to VQR Online. Until Lions write their own history, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the Hunter … Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist. Breaking culture. WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE? Page Not Found. Showbiz Imagery and Chicanery. Harry The Hipster plays downtown Los Angeles click to watch this very rare 1939 Universal comedy Ted Flicker’s creation premieres nice Joan Rivers ad from 1968 WOR, simple but effective late 50s design.

Showbiz Imagery and Chicanery

Classic Television Showbiz. Challenging The Way You Live! HitRECord. Hitrecord. David Byrne - The Story of William Onyeabor and His Missing Italian Friend. Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review. The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. Paris Review Daily - Blog, Writers, Poets, Artists - Paris Review. Donald Barthelme would’ve been, and should be, eighty-three today.

Paris Review Daily - Blog, Writers, Poets, Artists - Paris Review

It would be an exaggeration to say that I feel the absence of someone whom I never met—someone who died when I was three—but I do wonder, with something more than mere curiosity, what Barthelme would have made of the past twenty-odd years. These are decades I feel we’ve processed less acutely because he wasn’t there to fictionalize them: their surreal political flareups, their new technologies, their various zeitgeists and intellectual fads and dumb advertisements.

Hollywood Progressive - Progressive Activism in Entertainment, Sports, Celebrity Lives. Review 31 Home. ReadySteadyBook - for literature... Radical Philosophy. A Free Paper for Free People. An art, design, and visual culture blog. Makeshift Magazine — A Journal of Hidden Creativity. The Modern Word - Authors of the Libyrinth. Medieval News. MZS. RogerEbert.com editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz announces his next director book, about Oliver Stone.

MZS

Continue reading → The most important thing Roger Ebert taught me. Continue reading → Is "Under the Skin," in which Scarlett Johansson plays a mysterious creature luring men into a fatal mating dance, a brilliant science fiction movie? Or is it a pretentious gloss on a very old story about men's fear of women, and women's discomfort with their own allure? Continue reading → Owen Gleiberman's sacking as lead film critic of Entertainment Weekly — part of a ritual bloodletting of staffers at the magazine – marks the end of an era. Continue reading → Scout Tafoya's video series on underrated films continues with "Ishtar". Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue reading → Matt Zoller Seitz goes in-depth with author Mark Harris about his book on five directors who aided the war effort in World War II. Continue reading → Continue reading → Movie Reviews and Ratings by Film Critic Roger Ebert.

S Beware of the Blog. Kliph Nesteroff (ClassicShowbiz) The blog for codicology, paleography, and medieval illuminated manuscripts. Sexy Codicology - Illuminated Manuscripts. S Beware of the Blog: Listener Kliph's Posts. "The Mob was an integral part of everything.

s Beware of the Blog: Listener Kliph's Posts

" - Comedian Jackie Curtiss "I worked for a lot of gentlemen of that persuasion over the years. I learned a long time ago when I worked for Frank Costello in New York - don't ask questions. " - Comedienne Rusty Warren. The Rumpus.net. Peter Guralnick. Red Clay Scholar. The leadership is us. Ballardian. Blog—The Appendix.

IMAGINE PEACE. Sunday Reading. Ly: Human stories, artfully told. Ly: Human stories, masterfully told. Where the world becomes one with Hip Hop! The Feminist Wire - Polis. Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. The Awl - Be Less Stupid. Abexin Contraper. Hip Hop Family Tree. <!

Hip Hop Family Tree

Curated Short Stories on Your Mobile Device. RapTubeVideos. Medium. Blog. Search form List of Networks Log In.

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H-Net. Business + Innovation. The Quietus. Smithsonian Folkways - The nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. Thinking about place and power. Art, design and visual ingenuity. Futility Closet. PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of poems and poets. Poetry Search Engine. Urban Times - Be the Change. Recommendations. Ed Piskor's Comics & Stories. NewBlackMan (in Exile) Full Print Magazine Coming Spring 2014… Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally Until It Is Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit. THE EXILED – MANKIND'S ONLY ALTERNATIVE.

Scholar, Teacher, Commentator, Writer, and Critic. Rustyboots.net. Pretty Clever Films - Classic movies, silent films & art house cinema. Eating, Drinking & Living The Way A Man Should. Home » Retronaut. SEAN WILENTZ. Yesterday, Columbia Records announced the publication in October of SW’s new book, 360 Sound.

SEAN WILENTZ

Advance order Amazon, B&N July 30, 2012, New York, NY – Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story on the great American record label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change. Written by Pulitzer Prize-and Grammy nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records’ storied past and its contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day. 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story, published by Chronicle Books, will be released on October 30th. 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story will also be available as an e-book through multiple platforms.

Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review.