I Am the Word might be better called I Am the Challenge. From the get-go, Paul Selig’s channeled text challenges readers on multiple levels, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: mankind is on the verge of a great awakening—an evolution to the next level of understanding—and readers can tune into that and help make it […]
If I’d not heard him channel before, I might’ve been a little weirded out when he started mumbling under his breath at super-speed. Then he would stop, rewind, then repeat in his normal voice what he’d just speed-whispered. Then the fast-forward mumbling would interject, and onward he’d speed, and then again he’d stop, rewind, and […]
By Ann Ivins What is happening in this photo? Fine. Here’s the whole scene and another picture to CONFOUND AND AMAZE you…
Courtesy of comedian Tim Hawkins, today’s TunesDay is dedicated to S&R’s own rock star, who flips another year on the calendar this Saturday. He knows who he is.
John Singer Sargent is largely known for being a portrait painter, capturing the faces of the Gilded Age of the late 19th century in American and Europe. Unlike Whistler, another American in Europe who preceded him by about 20 years or so, Sargent was always slated to be an artist, and spent his formative years […]
A friend and colleague passed along a Gizmodo article today entitled “What exactly is a doctorate?” First, take a second to look it over, and make sure you sift through the comments, as well, because I think they’re important to the point I want to make. I’ll begin by acknowledging three important things. First, the […]
I’ve come to be of two minds about China Miéville. On the one hand, he is a powerful writer with a strong, if dark, vision. He does have a fanatical following, including a number of bright people over at Crooked Timber, who have devoted a number breathless group discussions to Miéville’s work. Miéville has the […]
In 2007 I wrote about the asymmetry of “caring”; of how the Indonesian tsunami of that year had unleashed the biggest charity response in history while the Pakistani floods had left people unmoved. Three years later Pakistan has flooded again and The Huffingonton Post makes an impassioned plea as to why we should care, but […]
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Is holding Jews to a higher standard helpful to peace in the Middle East?
A young Afghan war veteran, whose family has lived in my district for eight generations, wishes to be my next representative in Congress. He would succeed the imploded former Rep. Eric Massa, whom I supported, and who taught me the bittersweet consequences of commingling voter naїvete with false hope, as did candidate-turned-President Obama. This young […]
Three years ago the S&R staff took the Political Compass test, an interesting survey that seeks to get past our simplistic either/or sense of American political life. Red or Blue? Liberal or Conservative? Left or Right? Metro or Retro? Coastal or Flyover? With us or Agin’ Us? And so on. While their approach is hardly […]
Earlier this summer, the Clockhouse Writers Conference (CWC) at Goddard College hosted a keynote session on balance and writing. This is the final essay in a three-part series by the keynote panelists. by Jill Moore We’ll begin with a disclaimer. If you are expecting to hear anything enlightening, inspiring, or informative about how to find […]
The refusal to face up to reality that the United States cannot succeed in Afghanistan, despite all evidence to the contrary, suggests that the political elite is desperately clinging to the American system of global military hegemony.