The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career — thirty books of poetry and prose, prizes beyond counting — but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has replaced Hosni Mubarak as the force that rules Egypt with an iron fist. As the one-year anniversary, January 25, approaches, the Egyptian revolution is not over.
During the eighteen-day uprising that ousted Mubarak, the army enjoyed widespread praise as "the protector of the revolution" and was applauded for not opening fire on protesters. But the afterglow has since faded away, in large part due to the military council's repressive policies.
For years, Newt Gingrich has defended the Clinton impeachment hearings by saying that they were about perjury, and that he always told the truth when deposed in his own divorce proceedings. But no evidence exists that he ever testified.
Part of the reason why Hitchens was so prolific — and the reason he had such an outsize career and such an outsize effect on his readers — is that he was possibly the least troubled with self-doubt of all the writers on earth.
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Yesterday NY1 aired an interview of Nation Institute Fellow Wayne Barrett, following his childhood, his years of living in the black neighborhood of Brownsville in Brooklyn, and his time at The Village Voice.
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