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Is Nothing Sacred? The Brontë Chapel Is Sacked

October 25, 2012 | by

  • The Brontë Bell Chapel, the seventeenth-century West Yorkshire church in which the literary sisters were baptized, has been looted by stone thieves. The crooks took the stones from the tops of graves, as well as from the walls of the building.
  • Scholars at Oxford University may be on the brink of cracking the world’s oldest undeciphered writing system, a series of Bronze Age texts (in the original sense of the word).
  • “I think it’s time for us to advocate for poetry!” Matthew Dickman’s call to arms.
  • Here is a storyboard for The Secret History.
  • Oh, and while we’re at it, here is a Hobbit-themed menu, coming to Denny’s November 6. “Start off your First Breakfast—or Second Breakfast—with six bite-size round red velvet Pancake Puppies made with white chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served with a side of cream cheese icing for dipping.”
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    1. Adam | November 24, 2012 at 4:58 am

      Carmine BellThank you for this Web site, giving well-deserved renogcition to creative artists working in behalf of the 99%.I really enjoyed hearing/reading Richard Downing’s poem Howl Again. It captures the ethos of the Occupy Movement and exemplifies ingenious, effective use of many devices of imaginative literature irony, of course, but also metaphor, simile, oxymoron, allusion, deliberate repetition for effect (like Ginsberg’s Howl ), enjambment, etc. The poem uses the devices so appropriately and effectively that readers can read, understand, and appreciate the poem’s content with no conscious awareness of these devices as artificial or intrusive. The conclusion is masterful in its climactic effect and hope for real change. Carmine Bell

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