In 2019 Vox Populi published 751 posts, usually two per day, resulting in over 8 million views. Here is a list of our most popular posts in 2019 listed by category: poetry, personal essays, political articles, and art/music/cinema.
the breath of their words
shaping the winds
across the deserts
of their homeland,
which is the same homeland
no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
Someone, give us the strength
to survive this particular onslaught
of cell-death and other indignities
Black milk of dawn we drink it in the evening
we drink it at noon and in the morning we drink it at night
Once upon a time, the Frogs were discontented because they had no one to rule over them: so they sent a deputation to Jupiter to ask him to give them a King.
Timothy Joseph: What the Roman senate's grovelling before emperors explains about GOP senators' support for Trump
The Roman Senate declined from a long-held position of authority to become a body almost wholly reliant on the whims of the emperor.
It was 39 years ago Sunday that John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in front of his apartment.
What’s at stake includes democracy—the informed consent of the governed—and so much more.
Ashish Sinha,Gayatri Kathayat: Climate change fueled the rise and demise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, superpower of the ancient world
Climate change first contributed to the meteoric rise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and then to its precipitous collapse.
In steam-baked Wuhan, land of fish and lakes, near the cross-banks
of Yangtze and Han, we walk into Mao’s sanctum, the grand hall
of hand-cut rock.
Some men are very nearly monsters, capable of killing without compunction or remorse. In the everyday civilian world, we generally seek to lock them up. In war, they have a chance to fully flower.
I’m a scholar of the war on terror’s civilian casualties, as well as a military spouse. Until the suffering ends, all of us should bear witness to the costs of war.