Daily Archives: February 9, 2007

Poem of the Week: For all this, nature is never spent

Poor Gerard Manley Hopkins. He’s frequently anthologized, yet I get the feeling people read his poems and go “Wha. . . .?” So he was a manic-depressive repressed Jesuit who invented his own words, rhythm and poetic theory. So his … Continue reading

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Beauty, Art and Fantasy

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon posted yesterday about a photography firm that offers photo retouching. Their portfolio is yet another reminder that nothing you see in a fashion magazine is real – even beautiful, waif-thin models get the airbrush treatment. Lord … Continue reading

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