Posts Tagged: fire

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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To start, love gets metaphorically steam cleaned by Grant Snider.

Brandon Hicks adds his two cents with “The Hierarchy” of artistic and literary achievement.

Meanwhile, Oliver Bendorf experiments with line and repetition in “Both/Both” and joy greets Katherine Ossip in “Innocence: A Memoir,” both part of our National Poetry Month series.

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Word of the Day: Ucalegon

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(n.) a neighbor whose house is on fire; from the Ancient Greek character Ucalegon, an Elder of Troy whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they invaded the city.

Accomack is a small county that looked half-gutted even before the fire started, where love and fire could combine to transform two ordinary people’s lives into an epic romance.

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Vampire Weekend is Doing Odd Things

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New York indie band Vampire Weekend somehow have proven that music videos are still culturally relevant.

Earning them the response, “Vampire Weekend are a bunch of dicks,” the music video for their song “Diane Young” (which is great) shows an older Saab burning with the New York City skyline looming behind it.

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