Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Over a year before the Balfour declaration, in January 1916 Britain and France secretly divided among themselves large tracts of Arab lands in the Ottoman Empire ... Historical Justice
Life happens when you're busy making other plans, but Stevie Smith never missed his chances to pen MEdiaDragon-like poem such as “Not Waving but Drowning,” which begins:
A Meditation on Ernest Dowson ...
There is a fellow who collects “album covers that are parodies of Beatle album covers,” and he has over 2,000 of them. How is that for markets in everything?
You can hear it in the lines of the Springsteen song ‘Dancing in the Dark’ when he sings ‘I’m sick of sitting round here trying to write this book.’ Not just any book but — implicitly — this great book. Kerouac’s ambition, hope and hunger live on. The romance — and doom — of that will never die. You can see it. You can hear it.
were moored in these waters,
bewildered on this river,
hostile, florid, morose,
they go off to sea or to hell,
with an intensifying love
that bathes them in light
or plucks them from the algae:
but the waters rush on
through darkness, full of voices,
a rhapsody of kisses and ashes,
streets bloodied by soldiers,
of grief and blubbering:
so much carried by these waters!
our pace and place,
the ferment of the favelas
and ghoulish masks.
Just look what the water’s carrying
up this four-armed river
A Look Back At How Hemingway Taught The World To Drink
First Look Media has decided to discontinue funding of Reported.ly, a social media reporting and verification outfit. Its travails raise important questions for all those interested in the truthfulness of information on social media. Read about it on Poynter.org
"I never said that" is a classic line from politicians cornered about contradictions. If they're caught on camera, it's relatively easy to replay the contradiction (as Stephen Colbert does in the clip above). But what about a statement that's tweeted and then deleted?
Politwoops, a service available in several countries, allows you to search politicians' deleted tweets. Sometimes these contain just typos, others are somewhat more embarrassing (like calling Africa a country), and some are full-on position reversals.
Share with us a tweet you think is inconsistent with a politician's later positions (from any country). We'll share the best one next week.
The $200m fortune, the ex-wife and the other Woman...