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The Best Poetry Books of 2014

If you fell asleep on poetry in 2014, you might not actually be asleep: you might be dead. Poetry this year not only proved itself the liveliest and healthiest genre of writing, it also showed itse...

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Why Read Poetry?

"Why Read Poetry?" Poet Dan Chelotti answers the age-old student question--poetically, of course. (Use as a writing model?)

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How Voltaire Sought to Use His Writing to Change the Way People Thought and Behaved

Who knew? We need Volaire now more than ever! Voltaire said of himself that he wanted his writings to change the way people thought and behaved. In leading his crusades against fanaticism he even invented a campaign slogan – ecrasez l’infâme -which translates roughly as “crush the despicable”.

Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.

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Community Post: 21 Ways To Tell You're In A Relationship With Your Books

21 Ways To Tell You’re In A Relationship With Your Books

"Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto" by Chuck Klosterman /// When I'm bummed out, I pick this book up. It cracks me up, particularly the chapters about John Cusack and Saved by the Bell. The spine on my paperback is falling apart since I've read this so many times.

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The spaceship poetry of Iain M. Banks

The final Iain Banks book will be published next February - Sadly, it's not a novel ? but it's still pretty exciting to have one last glimpse inside the mind of the legendary author. A collection of Banks' poetry, co-written by The Night

John Bytheway explains how we can meet the challenge not only to stand, but to remain standing, or to “be not moved” by the shifting winds of popular culture.

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9 Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry

9 Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/phrases-poetry-_n_3744345.html

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Poetry (Or At Least Sound Like You Do)

Nine best new books to read this month From a moving memoir about one mother’s journey to nurture her child genius to a teenage boy charged with a hate crime, these great reads will keep you entertained all month long.

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The best food books of 2013

"The best food books of 2013" Kathryn Hughes | The Guardian, Dec 5th, 2013; Rich pickings … Heston Blumenthal. Photograph: Matt Turner/Newspix/Rex

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How Germans have fallen back in love with Hitler

German author Timur Vermes with his book 'Er is weider da' ('Look Who's Back')

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Books to beat the January blues

The Guardian recommends their top 7 books on #sustainablefashion - http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/top-books-sustainable-fashion #ecofashion #fashion

The cover of George Carlin's cd shows him superimposed onto the image of the Last Supper. Carlin often used religious themes in his stand-up comedy routines. This is an example of popular culture using themes from religion in a comedic fashion.