Saturday Morning Links


Is the Bible too liberal for you? Too much of that “help the poor” and not enough sinner-smiting? Do you have no knowledge of ancient Greek and no experience in translation? Then you’re perfect for this project.

Shirley Dent talks about the difference between idiom and slang, especially as it relates to culture.

Reading old science papers–really old, not like third grade dug out of storage old–is a way to remind ourselves of the kinds of questions we ask in the early stages of discovery.

Have you ever thought “at our wedding reception, wouldn’t it be cool to re-enact the confrontation between Superman and General Zod using homemade costumes“?

The Atlantic Monthly will start selling fiction via the Kindle. These are Kindle-exclusive stories–they won’t appear in the print magazine.

And finally, I’m glad the Washington Post cleared this up, since the song has only been around for 19 years.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →