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This Photo Was Removed By Instagram. The Owner Writes A Powerful Open Letter In Response

India is often targeted for being an outrageously hyper-patriarchial society. But let's face it, it isn't just India. Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet studying …

Feminism

The 10 Most Anticipated Poetry Books of 2015 – Page 10

<b>i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where, Uljana Wolf, Sophie Seita (trans.) (Fall, Wonder)</b><p>After finding myself inebriated-by-proxy by …

Books

Writing and Copyright, What Every Author Needs to Know

<i>By Howard Richard Debs</i><p>A cautionary tale: as with most writers at all acquainted with the laws of probability and the vagaries of the literary world …

Writing

About

Welcome to <i>Nautilus</i>. We are delighted you joined us. We are here to tell you about science and its endless connections to our lives. Each month we …

Privacy

Dark Energy, Dark Matter

In the early 1990s, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and …

Dark Matter

The Long Beach Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition, 14 Paintings That Will Leave You Speechless

<i>Greg Simkins,</i> The Pearl Thief, <i>2009. Acrylic on canvas.</i><p>This fall, the Long Beach Museum of Art will host its newest exhibition, <i>Masterworks: Defining A</i> …

Art

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …

Target's Response To My Calling Out Their Girls' Clothing Problem

It seems that my last blog post, A Target Intervention on Behalf of My Daughters, has struck a nerve. To my surprise, it got a lot of national attention. The Huffington Post ran it. It was featured on A Mighty Girl's Facebook page, and it has been shared thousands of times in the past few days. …

26 Amazing Writing Residencies You Should Apply for This Year

It’s a dream of many writers: to spend time at a quiet colony or residency where you can focus on your work. But too often the only writers’ colonies …

Creative Writing

The Sext Before The Storm: Why Men Need To Stop Asking For Naked Pictures

Ten years ago, if a guy asked you to send him a picture of yourself, you would most likely mail him a photograph. Okay, 10 years ago we still had …

Relationships

Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime.

As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, …

Every Time You Buy Something, This App Invests a Few Pennies on Wall Street

As a freshman in college, my one (moderately) responsible financial decision was setting up a checking account that rounded up every purchase I made …

Writers Helping Writers

"We teach people that good writing is about empathy." GrubStreet is an independent writing center in Boston with thirty regular instructors and …

Creative Writing

Learn from the Best: 10 Course Syllabi by Famous Authors – Page 6

ENGL 574 Syllabus<p>COURSE DESCRIPTION: This will be an intensive graduate workshop. I am working with a different model, one that emphasizes both …

Writing

Paris Review - W. S. Merwin, The Art of Poetry No. 38

Interviewed by Edward Hirsch<p>Issue 102, Spring 1987<p>I went to visit W. S. Merwin at his home in Ha’iku, Hawaii, on the northeast coast of Maui, in mid-June, 1986. The Merwins (William, his wife Paula, and their chow puppy Maoli) live towards the end of a winding, rocky dirt road that deadends at a …

Literature

Paris Review - Derek Walcott, The Art of Poetry No. 37

Interviewed by Edward Hirsch<p>Issue 101, Winter 1986<p>Derek Walcott, ca. 2012. Photograph Jorge Mejía Peralta<p>I went to visit Derek Walcott on his home island of St. Lucia in mid-June, 1985. St. Lucia is one of the four Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, a small mountainous island that faces the …

Literature

Why you should stop watching football

Last summer, just a few days after the birth of my third child, I received a call from my brother informing me that my mother had been rushed to the …

AWP: Writer to Writer Mentorship Program

Writer to Writer Mentorship Program<p>If you would like to apply for a mentor, applications will be welcome January 1–15 on Submittable. Mentor …

Don't Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!

When you've finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you're ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds aside for a simple, smart reuse. Get started, by trying some of these easy-to-follow great ideas from the Hometalk community.<p><b>1. Fertilizer</b><p>For a beautiful, luscious …

Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself

NEW YORK—The field of psychology was brought to an immediate halt this week as disillusioned and weary practitioners of the discipline reportedly …

Consciousness

How e-book pirates are stealing billions from writers – and how the industry is fighting back

One night, while scanning my name on Google, I discovered a hyperlink to a free download of my writing book, Basic Magazine Writing (Writer’s Digest …

Books

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

Dinosaurs

Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below

Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.<p>Last Saturday, a massive sinkhole swallowed part of a residential neighborhood in Spring Hill, Florida, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Tampa. No one was …

Earth Science

NASA Probes Record Sounds In Space – And It’s Terrifying.

Reports: TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, 51 dead

After staying too long at her parents' house in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second city, Chen Caijia and her son arrived at the airport too late to board their Wednesday afternoon flight back home to Penghu Island, an archipelago in the Taiwan Strait loved by windsurfers and beach-goers.<p>They can count …

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Keetje Kuipers

<i>The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Keetje Kuipers about her new book</i> The Keys to the Jail<i>, alter egos, landscapes, political poems, and how the</i> …

What Happens If You Apply Electricity to the Brain of a Corpse?

Some habits die hard. Like humans zapping their brains. We did this back in Ancient Greece, when medics used electric fish to treat headaches and …

At The Brooklyn Rail: Mary Ruefle on Erasures of Lifelong Shame Pride, More by Harriet Staff

Mary Ruefle is interviewed at <i>The Brooklyn Rail</i> about her newest collection, <i>Trances of the Blast</i> (Wave, 2013), and also "speaks about metaphor, her …

Poetry Suite by Jeanann Verlee

Editor Carrie Seitzinger, Poetry, July 21st, 2014<p>Me, a rusted hammer. Me, a sweet & lovely disaster. How much beautiful must I kill?<p><b>For the Woman Who</b> …

Loneliness