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Word Cloud: NONSENSE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If we look behind the mask of Comedy, we will find the face of Tragedy. Laughter may be humanity’s greatest survival skill, a potent weapon against despair and the Unfairness of Life. Today, people in “industrialized … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Say…But How You Say It: Bill Maher on Americans’ Reverence for Things That Are Said with a British Accent

By Elaine Magliaro On Real Time last Friday, Bill Maher explored America’s infatuation with British accents during his New Rules segment. Maher said, “Our reliance on the British accent to convey gravitas is kind of our way of admitting that … Continue reading

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“To My Dear and Loving Husband”: A Love Poem by Anne Bradstreet

By Elaine Magliaro Because it’s Valentine’s Day, I decided to post a love poem. The following poem by Anne Bradstreet was written in the 1600s. According to the Poetry Foundation, Bradstreet “was the first woman to be recognized as an accomplished … Continue reading

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John Oliver on Scottish Independence

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro Last Sunday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a segment on the subject of Scottish independence. He discussed the arguments both for and against independence. Oliver “noted the differing political philosophies between Scotland (generally liberal) … Continue reading

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