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John Keats

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  • Bookmark: Umberto Eco's books stir up life's dilemmas

    On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door. This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room. It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
  • Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences

    Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences
    Patti Smith: Camera Solo October 21 – February 19 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.   Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
  • The tale behind the Apple logo

    The tale behind the Apple logo
    If beauty is indeed truth, as John Keats claimed, then this story ought to be true: the logo on the back of your iPhone or Mac is a tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer, pioneered research into artificial...
  • 'Posthumous Keats' by Stanley Plumly

    'Posthumous Keats' by Stanley Plumly
    Posthumous Keats A Personal Biography Stanley Plumly W.W. Norton: 392 pp., $27.95 This is a beautiful book. As its subtitle suggests, the poet Stanley Plumly here provides a "personal" assessment of the life and work of John Keats; his biography has...
  • Don't judge teachers by test scores

    In her Op-Ed article, "Put teachers to the test," Camille Esch writes that "the old evaluation system that ignores student achievement and finds virtually all teachers 'satisfactory' simply sets the bar too low." Although I agree with her, and with all...
  • Lincoln MKX could take on the Lexus

    The Lincoln MKX is the upscale version of the Ford Edge crossover, Dearborn's tidy people mover with a 3.5-liter V6, six-speed transmission and available all-wheel drive. So, naturally, it makes me think of John Keats. One of the unluckiest sods ever to...
  • Serving poetry with your pumpkin pie

     
    Many of our Thanksgiving traditions are slightly twisted versions of what really happened. There wasn't any turkey served; the first one was probably in Texas, not Massachusetts; Pilgrims didn't dress in black or wear tall hats. But if our myths......
  • Video: Abbie Cornish on 'Bright Star'

     
    All Oscarologists know how much academy voters love ing??nues, especially when they portray lovers. In "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish embodies one of the immortals: Fanny Brawne, the woman adored by the world's greatest romantic poet, John Keats, who died...
  • 'Bright Star' to shine at the Oscars?

     
    "Bright Star" just opened with luminous reviews, scoring 81 at Metacritic. The L.A. Times calls this dramatization of poet John Keats' (Ben Whishaw) tragic love affair with the girl next door (Abbie Cornish) "one of the most moving, most transporting love...
  • Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' poetry

    Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' poetry
    Jane Campion has been many things, including the only woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an inspiration, she only recently found out, to Quentin Tarantino, who confided that her success with "The Piano" emboldened him to feel "you...
  • Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits

    Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits
    Spring is impossibly verdant in Raleigh, so lush it's steamy. The path to the door of Reynolds Price's house in the woods is scattered with beechnuts. Tree frogs babble, the screen door slams, somewhere in the pond outside the kitchen an old snapping...