Octavio Paz: Motion
If you are the basket of oranges
I am the knife of the sun
Michael Simms: Orpheus in Hollywood
Michael Chabon hasn’t so much straddled genres as rejuvenated whatever he touches, making literary fiction more engaging and accessible and popular genres less cliched and formulaic.
Video: “All the World’s a Stage” by William Shakespeare
Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth.
Leonor Fini: Dreams of Women
“Paintings, like dreams, have a life of their own and I have always painted very much the way I dream.”
Video: What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared?
With settlements on every continent, humans can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans and tundras. Our impact is so profound, most scientists believe humanity has left a permanent mark on Earth’s geological record.
Robbi Nester | Fog and Moonlight: Margaret in her Nightgown, alone in Bella’s yard
You threw off the rumpled sheets,
glided down the stairs and out the door,
leaving it open behind you
Daniel Tobin: The Lens
Into the wreck an available light
reigns down, more mist than glitter
An absurdist thriller about an unhappy man who attends a retreat offering adults a second chance at a happy childhood.
Video: “The Tub” by Amy Hempel (with text)
My heart—I thought it stopped. So I got in my car and headed for God.
James C. Nieh: Unlocking secrets of the honeybee dance language
Bees learn and culturally transmit their communication skills.