Monthly Archives: June 2010

Slavoj Žižek

*** From the European Graduate School faculty page: Slavoj Zizek is a senior researcher, Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and visiting professor at American universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York, University of Michigan). Ph.D. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RABINDRANATH TAGOR

UNTITLED by Rabindranath Tagore The foolish run. The clever wait. And the wise go into the garden. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was an Indian Bengali polymath. He was a popular poet, novelist, musician, and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music … Continue reading

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NEW MANAGING EDITOR

HELLO FRIENDS OF AIOTB, Okla Elliott is assuming the duties of Managing Editor! (Matt Gonzalez is taking his leave & promises to write more) Frans Masereel woodcut, 1921. 1876 frontispiece for Tom Sawyer.

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ANNA BALTZER

  THE AFTERMATH OF THE FLOTILLA By Anna Baltzer Last night marked one week since Israel’s attack in international waters on the Mavi Marmara Turkish humanitarian ship bound for Gaza, killing nine. One by one, the hundreds of witnesses aboard … Continue reading

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ANDREAS ECONOMAKIS

Flickr photograph by super-structure. THE DAY I WENT CRAZY by Andreas Economakis I’ve always been a little superstitious.  Okay, I don’t wig out if a black cat crosses my path (maybe because I once read that the Portuguese consider the … Continue reading

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Aubade, by Philip Larkin

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OCTAVIO PAZ

BETWEEN GOING AND STAYING by Octavio Paz Between going and staying the day wavers, in love with its own transparency. The circular afternoon is now a bay where the world in stillness rocks. All is visible and all elusive, all … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: Kenneth Fearing

X Minus X by Kenneth Fearing Even when your friend, the radio, is still; even when her dream, the magazine, is finished; even when his life, the ticker, is silent; even when their destiny, the boulevard, is bare; And after … Continue reading

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GEORGE ORWELL

SPILLING THE SPANISH BEANS (1937) by George Orwell The Spanish war has probably produced a richer crop of lies than any event since the Great War of 1914-18, but I honestly doubt, in spite of all those hecatombs of nuns … Continue reading

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