Christmas movies have spawned an entire industry of their own, but more frequently overlooked are autumn’s holidays— and the classic films that suit them, too. Here are three recommendations from David Lehman (@BestAmPo):
"The perfume of a white peach is like a whiff of paradise, not the Old Testament one but the land of milk and honey in which everyone is illuminated by an inner light and poetry is on their tongues." Summer of Fruit Tarts--Peach-O-Rama by Barbara Hamby. bit.ly/2VHzceC
This is so great. JA once asked me for the secret to easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs. (Eggs that are at least a week old, btw.) I once made him a souffle and he was very happy! twitter.com/DKanePoetry/st…
I often get into arguments with liberals . . .when I direct them to writers who write as well as the tokens.They are invested in the belief that because they’ve read Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time they have Black literature covered. Ishamel Reed on Tokenism bit.ly/2VOR5rS
"Humphrey Bogart was far from your conventional heartthrob," writes David Lehman (@BestAmPo) in his latest Talking Pictures column. But a heartthrob Bogart was indeed—and remains, even 64 years after his death.
Yet another sickening anti-Semitic attack, this time in Flatbush.
It's outrageous. To our Jewish community—I know this is exhausting. No one should have to worry about being attacked for their religious beliefs, ever.
We will continue to fight against hate in all its forms.
"I also got a little choked up for that father had just connected generations, baseball’s greatest attribute that should not be lost or taken for granted." Back at the Ballpark [by @GregNugget ] bit.ly/3A5wzml@Mets
"Erasers" As Punishment, my father said, the nuns / would send him and the others / out to the schoolyard with the day's erasers. // Mary Jo Salter: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch] - The Best American Poetry bit.ly/2TohOKA
Hey @washingtonpost I wonder if you can respond to @EmilyRNunn 's questions about your hiring practices. Inquiring minds want to know what's up with your ageism. (my use of "inquiring minds" reveals that I'm over 50, btw.)
"We found that respondents with higher education levels are markedly more likely than those with lower education levels to apply a double standard unfavorable toward Jews." I'm shocked! Shocked! tabletmag.com/sections/news/…@tabletmag