Channeling Flannery: Quetzalcoatl Returns

by Billie Brown...more

Backpacker Daily is up and running!

Hey guys! I'm so happy to be a part of this group.  My husband and I recently started a website at We will be embarking on an around the world trip in June and the site is meant to take someone through the entire process of planning, saving, and eventually traveling. ...more

Love Music

An artist's date

Keeping a date with an artist is an important part of my life.  Not the fantasy kind of date of extreme youth, but a date to appreciate the art that surrounds us, made by geniuses living or dead.  With a little planning, I can be at a museum or a play, a movie or a concert or a festival, soaking in the output of creative souls. ...more

Poetry Friday: Jane Campion, John Keats and "That Sound of Ruth"

Thanks to Jane Campion's new film Bright Star, a lot more people are learning that John Keats, whose poems they slept through in high school, was once a rakish young man with few prospects and a doomed love affair. ...more

Curtain Up! Stage-Mama's blog launches with a fab sweepstakes

Hello, Blogher community!  I wanted to share that my blog at launched last month to great traffic, great success!  I'd love for you to check it out.  It's the newest blogsite on the internet for theatre lovers everywhere. ...more

The Poet as Activist: Two Carol Muske-Dukes projects

In accepting the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Adrienne Rich delivered an address entitled “Poetry and Commitment.” In living her life as a woman, poet, teacher, c...more

"Cougar Town," Andy Capp and Our Inner Wild

by Judy Orlando...more

Roman Polanski, It's not the 1970's Anymore, Thank God

by Chris Lombardi ...more

Free culture

Recently, I saw Rip: A Remix Manifesto. Though the documentary was fascinating on many levels, I was most struck by something that the critic and author Cory Doctorow said: ...more