Carlos Eduardo López Cafaggi

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The Ancient Mariner of the Future, and Other News

• Ask anyone: poets are time travelers. They’ve got that thousand-yard stare; that glimmer of psychosis in the face; those penetrating, gnomic utterances. It’s because they’re literally living in the future. <i>Literally</i>—<i>the future</i>. Don’t believe me? The critic Malcolm Guite has marshaled an impressive …

A Father’s Final Odyssey

My octogenarian dad wanted to study Homer’s epic and learn its lessons about life’s journeys. First he took my class. Then we sailed for Ithaca.<p>One January evening a few years ago, just before the beginning of the spring term in which I was going to be teaching an undergraduate seminar on the …

Literature

Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

This Kid From Alabama Is The Future Of Rap

Or at least to me, right now, he sounds fresher than anyone else out.<p>OMB Peezy is from Mobile, Alabama, a port town on the Gulf Coast that celebrated …

Baton Rouge

Pittura Metafisica and the Secret Behind It

June 27, 2016<p>Runs, does yoga.<p>The year 2017 will mark the centenary of Pittura Metafisica, as a formally established school of art defined by Giorgio …

Art

Paris Review - Gordon Lish, The Art of Editing No. 2

Interviewed by Christian Lorentzen<p>Issue 215, Winter 2015<p>Outside the <i>Esquire</i> offices, in New York, ca. 1970. Photo by Bud Lee.<p>It’s the custom for editors to keep a low profile and to underplay any changes they may make to an author’s manuscript. Gordon Lish is a different animal. Not since Maxwell …

Literature

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