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Mar 5
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Another Man Has Written Bad Poetry

When I was teaching literature, I told my class that to have truly read a poem, one must read it three times. The first, to let the feeling and imagery of the text wash over the reader without stressing about meaning. The second, to look for meter and rhyme and to look up any words or references with which one is

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Feb 18
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How Kitchens Became Trophy Kitchens, With the Help of <i>MTV Cribs </i>
Emily Contois
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HGTV’s 2021 dream home is a three-story “grand coastal escape” in Newport, Rhode Island. It combines quiet, seaside charm (classic white window trim, antique-style bed frames, and countless nautical details) with loud, metropolitan aspiration, such as the European-style main bath and the open spiral staircase leading

Feb 17
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Don't Fear Patricia Lockwood's Internet

In the spring of 2017, Patricia Lockwood was hiding from her husband, avoiding an impending move to a new home. “You know when you’re a kid and you’re moving house, you just hide in a closet with one of your books?” she says over Zoom from her home in Savannah, Georgia, cradling her laptop in bed. “I was basically

Feb 16
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‘You White Women Speak of Rights. I Speak of Wrongs’: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s 1866 Message to Suffragists
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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After slavery ended, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825– 1911) became the superintendent of the Colored Sections of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Unions and helped cofound the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. Harper continued writing poetry, essays, and speeches to

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