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Best Links Found during FEBRUARY 2017 - the "goodies"

**A list of links found during February 2017

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Useful for information on politics, poetry & social media posts. There is no logic behind the list - some great links were not included because I forgot to add them to List.ly.

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Inside Periscope’s Deep Bond With Turkey (The Country)

A live-streaming app and a country tied together from the beginning...

Walt Whitman's impressions of Denver Colorado

Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a clipping in Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University; gaps were filled by reference to a digital image of a clipping in the Walt Whitman Collection, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

3. Inferno I, II, III, IV

Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta introduces students to the Divine Comedy, focusing on the first four cantos of Inferno. Stylistic, themati...

h2g2 - 'Join, or Die' - the Political Cartoon by Benjamin Franklin - Edited Entry

'Join, or Die' - the Political Cartoon by Benjamin Franklin, from the edited h2g2, the Unconventional Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

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‘The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac’ (excerpt)

Selected by Natasha Trethewey.

fourth sign of the zodiac

While “Wild Geese” remains a favorite, I was especially taken with a four-part poem titled “The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac,” found in Oliver’s sublime 2014 collection Blue Horses: Poems (public library). It is partly a bow to her recent triumph over cancer, and partly a score to the larger tango of life and death…

"The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac" by Mary Oliver

Stream "The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac" by Mary Oliver by On Being Studios from desktop or your mobile device

Cork Spring Poetry Festival

Anthology Editors Speak
14 February @ 3pm
Cork City Library (Grand Parade)
Admission: FREE

An Anthem Against Silence: Amanda Palmer Reads Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s Piercing and Prescient 1914 Protest Poem

"To sin by silence, when we should protest makes cowards out of men."

Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese”

"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination..."

What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read

President Trump’s strategic adviser is elevating a once-obscure network of political thinkers.

Snowflake Shapes Are Not So Unique After All?

Each snowflake may not be so unique after all.

While

Periscope VIP Program

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Poor spelling is the latest lightning rod for a divided American public

There's an unlikely new battlefield in the already divided American public sphere: the defense of proper spelling. The US Department of Education stepped into the minefield this weekend with two typo-ridden tweets, one meant to correct the other. The original: https://twitter.com/AliceOllstein/status/830794143232253952 https://twitter.com/CorbinReiff/status/830830122810892289 The tweets hit a nerve with critics who argue that new US education secretary Betsy DeVos is unqualified for the job....

Google Chrome: six tips to make it suck less battery power

Chrome browser is fast and capable but it can murder your battery life. Here’s how to help your laptop or tablet last longer

'You, Too, Could Write a Poem' is literary criticism at its best

New York Times poetry critic David Orr is like the smart, provocative guy who is invited to every dinner party because he’s so insightful and makes people laugh.

Canadian professor discovers what could be only footage of Marcel Proust

Black-and-white film shows man who could be French writer at wedding of daughter of one of Proust’s close friends, says Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking

And today Bill Gates proposed that governments start taxing robot workers the same way we tax human workers: In 2013, policy makers largely ignored two Oxford economists who suggested that 45% of all…

Show the Value of Online Community with this Research Roundup

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Extraordinary story & wisdom "How to Argue" - with your enemies

Stream How to Argue by Love + Radio from desktop or your mobile device

Basil Mccrea @basilmccrea

Basil Mccrea (@basilmccrea) on Periscope. Belfast, Northern Ireland based early adopter. Interested in Space, Science, Tech, Theatre and the Arts. Oh and I used to be a politician but I am OK now

Why do people swear? - BBC News

If you see the F-word spelled out with all four letters, are you more offended than when you read F with asterisks? And if so, why?