What better spokesman for the bloviating apostles of disruptive online education than a man who can say with a straight face: ‘I hope we are all ready to leave the phenomenal world and enter into the sublime?’
The puritan impulse teaches us that every eccentricity is a weapon that threatens the state and that threatens oneself. [John] Waters’s oeuvre up to this point teaches that every eccentricity is absolutely a weapon that threatens the state but also a means of ennobling and even saving oneself.
Tuesday New Release Day
New this week: You’re Not Much Use to Anyone byDavid Shapiro; A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray; After Everything bySuellen Dainty; The Blue Buick by B.H. Fairchild; Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley; and a new translation of The Bacchae by Euripides. For more on these and other new titles, check out ourGreat Second-half 2014 Book Preview. Support The Millions: Bookmark this link and start there when you shop at Amazon.
Poetry makes us children again.
Novels have hurt me. Stories have punctured my skeptical skin. Essays have made me rethink the world. But a melancholic poem shatters me.