Saturday Morning Links


Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Make it a good one.

For those of you (like me) who will be watching a little football this evening and tomorrow, it’s time to admit that there’s not much action in an actual game telecast.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the University of California system is within its rights to reject courses on religion and ethics taught by some Christian high schools.

So, a principal doesn’t understand an 11-year old’s science project and freaks out, getting local law enforcement involved over nothing. But in a moment of magnanimity, he decides not to punish the kid for showing everyone he’s an ass. Great guy!

Dan Cohen argues that Google is good for history.

Alissa Novoselic delivers a righteous smackdown of Caitlin Flanagan’s “Cultivating Failure.”

And finally, thank you for the kind words about our Haiti blogging.

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 →