The Norton Anthology of No Drama
Celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge with a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem “The Bridge.”
Sunday, May 19th, 3pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park
“Hage’s prose is addictive…[Carnival is] amazing, original, and impolite.”
—Montreal Review of Books
“Imagine Camus rewriting Taxi Driver.”
This is the true story of 10 strangers picked to live in a villa, work together and have their lives inscribed to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.
“I’m E.O. Wilson, biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, and author, most recently, of Letters to a Young Scientist. Ask me anything!”
Coming Soon of the Day: Neil Degrasse Tyson Will Host the Sequel of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
Though it’s been quietly in the works since 2011, Fox has officially confirmed that Carl Sagan’s monumental 1970 sci-ed miniseries Cosmos: A Personal Voyage will be getting an updated sequel next year, which will consist of 13 episodes produced by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane and hosted by one of the Internet’s most celebrated astrophysicists, Neil Degrasse Tyson. Fox is hoping the show will have as much as of cultural impact as Carl Sagan’s original series, which still remains one of the most watched PBS series in the world to this day.
(Image by Richard Davies)
“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.” That’s Samuel Taylor Coleridge basically saying that you should read all of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s books so that when you finally watch the updated Cosmos mini-series on PBS next year your mind will be completely blown to bits by the awesomeness of science.
Gregory Orr’s “The City of Poetry” (via therumpus)
A sneak peak from Orr’s new collection, River Inside the River, on sale June 3rd.
Richard Dawkins was live-tweeting his way through Daniel Dennett’s new book last weekend. We storify’d it.