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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Education, Societal Division and a Proposal

Überpost alert!   It is something I've been studying and thinking about since 1993, and writing about here for 15 years, so there will be a lot of internal links, external links, links to stuff that only exists because of the Internet Wayback Machine, etc. and a lot of stuff you've seen here before if you've been here very long. It's about a lot more than education, too, but it all starts there.Lets get on with it, shall we? "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been con...
Tags: Politics, England, New York, Guns, Education, France, Sacramento, America, Canada, United States, High School, New Zealand, Lincoln, Hitler, Delhi, New Delhi


Bill Gates Names 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

It's something of a tradition. Every summer, philanthropist/Microsoft founder Bill Gates recommends five books to read during the slow summer months. This year's list, he tells us, wrestles with some big questions: "What makes a genius tick? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where does humanity come from, and where are we headed?" And now, without no further ado, here's Bill's list for 2018. The text below is his, not mine: Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson. I think Leonardo w...
Tags: Google, Books, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, College, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Lincoln, Bill, Kate, Hans Rosling, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook Twitter, George Saunders, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


The History of the U.S. Civil War Visualized Month by Month and State by State, in an Infographic from 1897

There’s been a lot of handwringing over the i-Generation’s lack of map reading skills. While we’re at it, let’s take a cold, hard look at the Gilded Age infographic, above.... ... and conclude that people who live in glass houses should stop reaching for stones. Published in 1897 by the Comparative Synoptical Chart Company, this now unfathomable document--History of the Civil War in the United States: 1860-1865--achieved its goal of squeezing the maximum amount of content onto a single sheet. T...
Tags: Google, Maps, Education, College, Virginia, US, History, United States, K-12, Yale, Union, Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook Twitter, Fort Sumter, U S Civil War Visualized Month


Sal Castro fought for justice in education. 50 years after Walkouts, LAUSD honors teachers who live his legacy

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report As L.A. Unified commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Walkouts, the district honored 11 educators who are continuing the legacy of Sal Castro, the social studies teacher who guided 15,000 students who left their East Los Angeles classrooms on March 1, 1968, to fight for educational justice. The winners were selected from the Walkouts’ five “legacy schools” — Wilson, Garfield, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Belmont high schools — and were honored with the ...
Tags: News, Education, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ram, Lincoln, Lausd, Garfield, Castro, Belmont, Jos, Wilson, East Side, Sal


Ditching the Lecture Hall for the Recording Studio: One Historian Is Using the Power of Podcasting to Inspire a Whole New Audience

History is dying at U.S. colleges and universities.  Enrollment in undergraduate history courses is way down since 2010, and the number of history degrees awarded annually has likewise been falling faster and faster.  The most recent data show a 9% nationwide drop in history degrees awarded in 2014 compared to 2013, with an even sharper 13% decline at the nation’s top universities, including Yale, Harvard, and Stanford. (1,2,3,4)  So, is history just getting old? On the contrary.  At least ...
Tags: Google, College, Stanford, Barack Obama, History, Bill Gates, Lincoln, Steven Spielberg, Steven Pinker, Hamilton, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Mankind, American Council of Trustees, Lin Manuel Miranda, Sapiens


24,000 Vintage Cartoons from the Library of Congress Illustrate the History of This Modern Art Form (1780-1977)

Historically speaking, what we call cartoons began as artifacts of print culture, and as such, of modernity. Before the widespread availability of printed texts, the word “cartoon” referred to a sketch, an artist’s mock-up of a greater work. The word literally meant “a very large sheet of paper,” since Renaissance cartones “were the same size as the intended painting and were created to transfer the image,” as one art historian notes (with some very elegant examples). So when and how did the ca...
Tags: Google, Congress, Washington Post, College, Lincoln, Cartoon, Columbia, Hogarth, Napoleon, Gillray, Nixon, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones, George III, James Gillray


Sad 7-Foot Tall Clown Sings “Pinball Wizard” in the Style of Johnny Cash, and Other Hits by Roy Orbison, Lourde & More

Readers, are you overcome with the Friday Feels? Puddles Pity Party, a 6’8” Pierrot from Atlanta, empathizes. The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ has taken to releasing emotionally-freighted covers on select Fridays. There’s something about a giant sad singing clown that comforts us, let’s us know it’s ok to feel, to show our feelings. It’s a sad and beautiful world, and we’re all in it together, even when we’re totally alone. So quoth Big Mike Geier, the founder and frontman of the ba...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Lorde, College, Life, Theatre, Atlanta, New York Times, Stephen Sondheim, Lincoln, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart, Gettysburg, Kevin Costner, Roy Orbison


Every Front Page of The New York Times in Under a Minute: Watch the Evolution of “The Gray Lady” from 1852 to Present

Buckling under information overload? The long view can be soothing, as filmmaker Josh Begley proves in just under a minute, above. The data artist reduced 165 years worth of chronologically ordered New York Times front pages—every single one since 1852—to a grid of inky rectangles flashing past at lightning speed. You won’t be able to make out the headlines as the front page news whips past to the somewhat ominous strains of composer Philip Glass’ ”Dead Things.” Instead the impress...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, Media, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, New York Times, Lincoln, Hitler, Times, Philip Glass, Nixon, Jason Kottke, Facebook Twitter


Teachers (and how hard some of them work)

Before I post my column on education cuts, I am going to take a second to talk about teachers. I loved the comments on The StarPhoenix today.  They were both hilarious and quite personally nasty.  Including some on my appearance.  Nice to know deep down some teachers are assholes too.   Which is weird because Twitter comments are quite positive, even from teachers.   I’ll try to figure that out later. Most of it is all about the opening paragraph in which I talk about the perceptions out there ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Education, Blogging, Mail, Canada, Lincoln, Globe, Alberta, Calgary, Oliver, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sean Shaw, Mark


Truman Capote Narrates “A Christmas Memory,” a 1966 TV Adaptation of His Autobiographical Story

It’s fruitcake weather, so bust out your hankies. You’ll need them by the end of this 1966 television adaptation of Truman Capote’s autobiographical 1956 story, “A Christmas Memory,” above. As holiday specials go, it’s blessedly free of razzle dazzle. Capote’s Depression-era Christmases in rural Alabama were short on tinsel and long on windfall pecans. Combined with flour, sugar, dried fruit, and some hard-purchased whiskey, these gifts of nature yielded delicious cakes the main characte...
Tags: Google, Books, Television, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Alabama, Literature, Lincoln, Fdr, Facebook Twitter, Tennessee Williams, Geraldine Page, Fred Astaire, Capote


Abraham Lincoln’s Advice to Voters Unhappy with this Election: Suck it Up.

The Lesser of Two Evils In the early fall of 1848,  a little-known congressman from the frontier of Illinois set off to Massachusetts to address fellow members of his political party, the Whigs. His name was Abraham Lincoln. To put Lincoln’s trip in context, it’s important to remember that the issue dominating the 1848 presidential election was the expansion of slavery into the new territory won in the Mexican War. The Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, was in favor of extending slavery to these...
Tags: College, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Lincoln, Illinois, Taylor, Worcester, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Miller, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Van Buren, Sumner, Stein, Abraham Lincoln He


Filmmaker Ken Burns Urges Stanford Graduates to Defeat Trump & the Retrograde Forces Threatening the U.S.

This time of year, we see graduation speeches popping up all over the web. The commencement address as a genre focuses on the opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities graduates will face post-college, and often espouses timeless life lessons and philosophies. But this year, as you may have seen, esteemed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns took the opportunity of his graduation speech, presented to the 2016 class at Stanford University, to address the timeliest of issues: the upcoming...
Tags: Google, Politics, Congress, College, Stanford, History, Gop, Lincoln, Ken Burns, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Orlando, Clinton, Trump, Burns, Tourette


Princeton Historian Sean Wilentz on How Trump May Change (If Not Destroy) the GOP

Around here, we mainly know Sean Wilentz as the “historian in residence” of Bob Dylan’s official website, and the author of the biography, Bob Dylan In America. But, in his day job, Wilentz is Professor of American History at Princeton University, where has taught since 1979, and written books on everything from The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, to The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974–2008. More than most, he’s well positioned to talk about what, in the bigger scheme of...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Germany, America, Reagan, Gop, Current Affairs, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Lincoln, Princeton, Princeton University, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Noam Chomsky


Trouble on campus: Is the NUS beyond repair?

The election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president has prompted branches around the country to hold votes on whether to leave the union, which is facing an unprecedented challenge to its credibilityIt is Friday afternoon at the London headquarters of the National Union of Students and Richard Brooks has had a tough week. The union’s 23-year-old vice-president (for union development) has visited campuses in Hull and Exeter, spoken to union presidents at several more, and fielded numerous press reque...
Tags: London, Students, Education, Higher Education, Newcastle, Lincoln, Surrey, Student politics, Nus, Hull, Exeter, Richard Brooks, Loughborough, National Union of Students, Malia Bouattia



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