collective responsibility blogpost by Ruth Zamoyta

Collective Responsibility in Teen Pregnancy

Why isn’t birth control as routine as brushing teeth? The National Center for Health Statistics just released data that show the use of the morning-after pill by women in their early 20s has risen from 4% to 11% since 2002. This increased

collective responsibility blogpost by Ruth Zamoyta

Collective Responsibility in Teen Pregnancy

Why isn’t birth control as routine as brushing teeth? The National Center for Health Statistics just released data that show the use of the morning-after pill by women in their early 20s has risen from 4% to 11% since 2002. This increased

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

Is this about Gun Control or Mental Illness?

People reacted to the Newton, Connecticut shooting last Friday by blaming the gun, not the man (or rather by blaming the government that failed to control the gun), framing the story as a “gun-control issue” rather than a mental-health issue.

Is this about Gun Control or Mental Illness?

People reacted to the Newton, Connecticut shooting last Friday by blaming the gun, not the man (or rather by blaming the government that failed to control the gun), framing the story as a “gun-control issue” rather than a mental-health issue.

Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding performing on the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo by JBreeschoten.

Little Gigs

It was 9 pm on a Sunday night and I was sitting at a table at Swing 46 on Restaurant Row, eating Oysters Rockefeller, listening to a 10-piece swing band belt out Take the A Train to me and 15

Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding performing on the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo by JBreeschoten.

Little Gigs

It was 9 pm on a Sunday night and I was sitting at a table at Swing 46 on Restaurant Row, eating Oysters Rockefeller, listening to a 10-piece swing band belt out Take the A Train to me and 15

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told

Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Ad-Killers

Advertising is just plain rude, disrupting our vistas, our entertainment, our quest for enlightenment with self-serving messages from a company or organization. We The People have put up with it for about a hundred years, but it’s time to take

Ad-Killers

Advertising is just plain rude, disrupting our vistas, our entertainment, our quest for enlightenment with self-serving messages from a company or organization. We The People have put up with it for about a hundred years, but it’s time to take