Sunday, January 5, 2014

People In Your Neighborhood

take a seat and read
Jennifer Pastiloff bares her soul in The Rumpus: Ghost Lives

Amy King writes a poem, and Poetry publishes it. This is why: Wings of Desire

I'm using this list: The 100 Best Movies Streaming on Netflix

The former Editor-In-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine says ' it is no longer possible to believe much of the research published ' 

Charles Simic writes about what he calls 'the age of ignorance'. This is what I consider the most important part of his essay:

"Even regional history has gotten a short shrift. Students who come from old New England mill towns, as I have discovered, have never been told about the famous strikes in their communities in which workers were shot in cold blood and the perpetrators got away scot-free. I wasn’t surprised that their high schools were wary of bringing up the subject, but it astonished me that their parents and grandparents, and whoever else they came in contact with while they were growing up, never mentioned these examples of gross injustice. Either their families never talked about the past, or their children were not paying attention when they did"

Ashley C. Ford writes an important, powerful article on R. Kelly, but really about the subtitle, which says this: ' Little black girls are taught how and when to be silent before anyone teaches us that we have the right to say no. '

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