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Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: The First Giant Step? Unpackage

Plastic’s most common use is packaging.

June 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Vincent Spina: Homage to the Fifties

crazy in love, continued like the flow
of a small and quiet river, hoping
one day to console a little white cloud
that cried at the end of another river

June 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tim Radford: Irreversible Cascade of Global Climate Emergencies May be Near

Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is indispensable to limit the risks of crossing tipping points in the climate system.

June 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Emily De Ferrari: Sicilian Triptych

These honest waters, flow over the ancient debauchery of Baiae,
over the volatility of Marsili, bring to shore the bodies
but we do not see them.

June 9, 2021 · 5 Comments

Julia Conley: 126 Nobel Laureates Warn ‘Humanity Taking Colossal Risks With Our Common Future’

Ahead of G7, coalition of luminaries says “new relationship with the planet” and “transformational action this decade” absolutely necessary.

June 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Jose A. Alcantara: Divorce

He has flown headfirst against the glass
and now lies stunned on the stone patio,
nothing moving but his quick beating heart.

June 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Feffer: They’re Not Conservatives. They’re Extremists

By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.

June 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Molly Fisk: Phil, Who Loved the Giants

The bra I took off at 4:45 through the sleeve of my dress
and put down somewhere I find on my grandmother’s hutch
in the kitchen, incongruous, surrounded by jars of jam

June 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

Sydney Lea: Sunday Morning

…his left ring finger was hewn at the knuckle quite some years ago.  If I think hard enough, I can remember when he was secretive about that injury. He kept the disfigured hand in his pocket or behind his back as much as he could.

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Vivian Maier: Portrait of an American City

When Chicago nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, she left behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. They are now considered some of the best photographs of American urban life ever made.

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Matthew Savoca, et al: Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever to exist. Blue whales, which measure up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and can weigh over 150 tons, are the largest animals in the history of life on Earth.

June 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Dances with Whales

French freediving champion Guillaume Néry, and his partner, the French freediver, underwater filmmaker and dancer Julie Gautier, explore underwater vistas that appear otherworldly.

June 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Angele Ellis: from Four Way Books / Leonard, Torres, and Cohen

“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public.” –Allen Ginsberg

June 4, 2021 · 3 Comments

Michael T. Young: Dutch Hex Signs

They spoke a language that smelled of horsehair
and tasted of apple butter and red beet eggs

June 4, 2021 · 4 Comments

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