Not a day goes by that there isn’t some new study on how children’s brains work and what kind of media they should be consuming, With all the scientifically backed books out there now, it’s good to also have some children’s literature that’s still about introducing them to what stories can do....more
Posts Tagged: gertrude stein
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That couplet may not win any Griffins or Pushcarts, but it could keep the hackers at bay. According to USC computational linguists and their “Poetry Method” of password protection, Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams may have found a second calling as cybersecurity aides....more
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Gertrude Stein’s collection of poems, “Tender Buttons.” To celebrate the occasion, City Lights Book Publishers is putting out a new edition of the poet’s beautiful and complex work. Chicago Public Radio reports on why Stein keeps us reeling, even a century later....more
I’m quite sure that if I lived when Gertrude Stein did, I would have not enjoyed her person—the pronouncements, the relentless self-promotion, the blatant self-absorption (“I am a genius”). If I lived in her time I probably, like so many else then, would not have enjoyed her writing either—the repetitions, the lack of story, the blatant self-absorption (“I am I because my little dog knows me”)....more
“It would be my dream if people were just, like, rapping Gertrude Stein in New York,” says director Michelle Sutherland in the Kickstarter video for her genre-busting show Gertrude Stein SAINTS!
The opera—if that term even still applies to such a unique performance—takes Stein’s librettos for Four Saints in Three Acts and Saints and Singing and sets them to original music from a variety of distinctly American genres, including hip-hop, bluegrass, and Motown....more
“Dear Mrs. McLuhan: The end of a tube of toothpaste can cause guilty feelings and a sense of alienation. It’s a question of family values. You make the call.”...more
What does it mean to be “in the house,” to be held in place in an age of motion, of fleeting relationships, realities, and contexts?...more
This week in New York, white tents are set up behind the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. It is called Fashion Week because it is a celebration of fashion of the sartorial kind. While that is happening in the park, we’ll be devoting space in the blog each day this week to two of our best-loved literary fashionables....more
Reading and Teaching Proust Was a Neuroscientist...more