Archive for August, 2020

Kamala Harris and the Veep in the Age of ‘Veep’ – The Atlantic

Her candidacy meets a culture that, too often, still doesn’t know what to make of women who seek to lead.

Source: Kamala Harris and the Veep in the Age of ‘Veep’ – The Atlantic

What Kamala Harris Believes – The New York Times

Kamala Harris, Biden’s V.P. Pick, Is First Woman of Color on Major Party Ticket – The New York Times

How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

 

This coronavirus is here for the long haul — here’s what scientists predict for the next months and years.

Source: How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

a poem by Richard Gilbert at is/let

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Source: is/let

Beauty, Lies & Sontag | 3 Quarks Daily

Susan Sontag

Source: Beauty, Lies & Sontag | 3 Quarks Daily

Ars Poetica by Leslie McGrath – Poems | Academy of American Poets

Ars  Poetica

Leslie McGrath

To have
even a
lotto chance

of getting
somewhere
within yourself

you don’t quite know
but feel

To cling
to the periphery
through the constant

gyroscopic
re-drawing of its
provinces

To make
what Makers make

you must set aside
certainty

Leave it
a lumpy backpack
by the ticket window
at the station

Let the gentleman
in pleated khakis
pressed for time

claim it

The certainty
not the poem.

 

Leslie McGrath was the author of the poetry collections Feminists Are Passing from Our Lives (The Word Works, 2018), Out From the Pleiades: a picaresque novella in verse(Jaded Ibis Press, 2014), and Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (Main St. Rag, 2009). She received the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry in 2004. She taught at Central Connecticut State University from 2009 – 2019, and lived in Essex, Connecticut. She died on August 7, 2020.

Source: Ars Poetica by Leslie McGrath – Poems | Academy of American Poets

Beyond the Neoliberal University | Boston Review

Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

Source: Beyond the Neoliberal University | Boston Review

Sarah Schulman’s Good Conflict

Photo: Ryan Pfluger

The world is consumed by violent fights and hostile disagreements. The author and activist sees a way out of them.

Source: Sarah Schulman’s Good Conflict

Lights, Camera, Ellen Carey: A Solo Exhibition at The Delamar… | NBMAA

Ellen Carey, Dings & Shadows, 2019, Color photogram/c-print/unique, 34 x 52 in., Courtesy of the Artist and JHB Gallery (NY, NY); Galerie Miranda (Paris, FR); M+B (LA, CA).

As part of the New Britain Museum of American Art’s partnership with the Delamar Hotel in West Hartford, we are thrilled to announce our forthcoming exhibition featuring a solo presentation by acclaimed Hartford-based artist Ellen Carey (b. 1952), who was recently named one of the leading 100 women photographers world-wide by The Royal Photographic Society.

Source: Lights, Camera, Ellen Carey: A Solo Exhibition at The Delamar… | NBMAA