Frances L Jordan

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'Philosopher Kings' Leaves Plato's Republic Far Behind

Jo Walton's <i>The Just City</i>, which came out in January and which I utterly adored, ends on a wicked cliff-hanger: The real-world version of Plato's Republic that scholars and philosophers from different times and places tried to build has fractured along its fault-lines; all is chaos, uncertainty, and …

Elaine Stritch Remembered

Shelving to Save a Book's Life

So many worthy titles never get a chance to find an audience. What's a conscientious reader to do?<p>The rules of shelving can seem arbitrary, even arcane, but the fundamentals are easy to learn: two hard covers, and no more than three paperbacks of the same title, on each shelf. The exception is the …


Paris Review - Charles Simic, The Art of Poetry No. 90

Interviewed by Mark Ford<p>Issue 173, Spring 2005<p>Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on May 9, 1938. His early childhood was, inevitably, dominated by the Nazi invasion, and some of his most powerful poems derive from memories of this period. In “Two Dogs,” for instance, he recalls …


Christel Schmidt: 2013 National Book Festival

12. T.S. Eliot (cont.)

11. T.S. Eliot (cont.)

9. Ezra Pound

10. T.S. Eliot

8. Imagism

7. World War I Poetry in England

6. William Butler Yeats (cont.)

5. William Butler Yeats (cont.)

4. William Butler Yeats

3. Robert Frost (cont.)

2. Robert Frost

1. Introduction

In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

<b>Listen · 4:24</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>President Lyndon B. Johnson went to eastern Kentucky in 1964 to promote his War on Poverty. But when he did, he opened a wound that remains raw today. People in the region say they're tired of always being depicted as poor, so when NPR's Pam Fessler</i> …

The New Yorker

February 5, 2018 $8.99<p>***Current subscribers: Your subscription may include access on Google Play. From your phone or tablet, open the Google Play …

Face-to-Face | National Portrait Gallery

January 12, 2018

Ћ letter changing how we type

Paul Mathis has a problem - the amount of time we waste typing out THE, the most frequently used word in the English language.<p>So he has suggested a new symbol for use on our keyboards: Ћ.<p>A combination of T and H - and dubbed the "tap" because of its shape - Paul hopes the letter will make typing …

3 Reasons To Write More Letters

The message arrived March of 2013. It was not a text. It did not land in my email complete with bold letters to indicate that it was New! and it did …

8 Signs You Are Actually A Cat

1. Your default setting is “retreat.”<p>Walk up to the club like *squints eyes suspiciously and stays in a safe little corner whilst sipping a drink and …

Paris Review - Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17

Interviewed by Pati Hill<p>Issue 16, Spring-Summer 1957<p>Sketch by Rosalie Seidler, 1957.<p>Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his undertakings. As I entered he was head and shoulders …