Archive for August, 2013

Seamus Heaney: Walking on air against his better judgment

Criticism, contention, and conversation about books that matter, from The New Yorker.

In addition to his own poetry, Mr. Heaney, who died on Friday, was acclaimed for his translations, including his version of “Beowulf.”

Seamus Heaney was sipping bourbon during a Boston snowstorm 30 years ago, trying to explain his poetry as an escape from a terrible fear of silence that always haunted him. “What is the source of our first suffering?” he asked, quoting the French 

When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International's global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the greatest Irish poet of his generation, 

When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International's global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the greatest Irish poet of his generation, 

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Lil Wayne's 'Dedication 5' Mixtape Pushed Back a 'Short Period'

Lil Wayne will be dropping Dedication 5 tomorrow, August 30. DatPiff is the leading website for hip hop/rap mixtapes, and is offering fans an early stream of Dedication 5, as well as an early download of the album. All you have to do is sign up for the

Lil Wayne and Cortez Bryant flew two lucky fans called Wisam Kizy and Javin Mesi from Michigan to California last night, so they could watch Wayne's show.

Despite setting an August 30 release date, the anticipated new mixtape from Lil Wayne, Dedication 5, has been pushed back. In a post on YoungMoney.com, the DJ Drama-hosted project will be delayed

In the video above, you can watch the trailer for Lil Wayne's upcoming Dedication 5 mixtape, which will drop tomorrow at 5PM EST. So far, we know that.

Lil Wayne Reveals Artwork For 'Dedication 5′ And Announces Release Date. Aug 25th, '13 • News • by Eric Diep • 7 Comments. Lil Wayne wasn't kidding when he said Dedication 5 was arriving in about 10 days. According to Lil Wayne HQ, 

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron': James Spader to play maniacal robot in Marvel sequel

by Dan Casey on August 29, 2013. He's managed Dunder Mifflin. He's helped pass the Thirteenth Amendment. He's helping the FBI catch the world's most dangerous criminals. And now he's going to destroy the Avengers, because that's the 

Big news out of Marvel Thursday morning (Aug. 29) — James Spader (“The Blacklist,” “The Office”) has been cast as Ultron, the villain taking on The Avengers in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” heading to the big screen May 1, 

by Dan Casey on August 29, 2013. He's managed Dunder Mifflin. He's helped pass the Thirteenth Amendment. He's helping the FBI catch the world's most dangerous criminals. And now he's going to destroy the Avengers, because that's the 

by Dan Casey on August 29, 2013. He's managed Dunder Mifflin. He's helped pass the Thirteenth Amendment. He's helping the FBI catch the world's most dangerous criminals. And now he's going to destroy the Avengers, because that's the 

Out of nowhere, James Spader has just been cast as the titular bad guy in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The Emmy award-winning actor has signed on to play the team's most reviled villain, the artificial intelligence known as Ultron. Unlike other villain

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Words That Changed the World: MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Turns 50

On this, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic I Have A Dream speech, Americans are commemorating the event in a variety of ways, but if you're a white conservative, chances are you're honoring Dr.

Today, on the 50th anniversary on that monumental day, Google makes it plain with a home-page Doodle to commemorate Dr. King's iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. And as it rings with the reverend's own moving words, the elegant illustration makes it real.

On this, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic I Have A Dream speech, Americans are commemorating the event in a variety of ways, but if you're a white conservative, chances are you're honoring Dr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech is among the most acclaimed in U.S. history, and the 50th anniversary this week of the March on Washington where he delivered it highlights the speech's staying power. His soaring close "to let 

Joe Walsh (R-Shitbag of the year) Even the most casual reader of the Intertubes is aware that former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-DEADBEAT) is pretty much one of the worst people in the history of ever. (Yes, yes, we know: Hitler, Stalin, and Dick Cheney are much 

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Relief, but Disappointment, for Plaintiffs in NFL Case

Former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the consolidated concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired football players against the NFL and others, announced Thursday that the parties had reached an 

Teams will begin cutting down to 53 players on Friday and here are the rules behind the league's two injury lists.

Former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the consolidated concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired football players against the NFL and others, announced Thursday that the parties had reached an 

Twenty years ago, the NFL was in the midst of a passing revolution. The 1993 season included Joe Montana (in Kansas City), Steve Young, John Elway, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Jim Kelly, a young Drew Bledsoe, Troy Aikman, Phil Simms and 

I even went so far as to project that Spagnuolo's arrival would help the Saints more than Sean Payton's suspension-caused absence would hurt, a laughable notion in the span of time, given that New Orleans' defense gave up an NFL-record 7,042 yards last 

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