With texting and instant messaging perpetually on the rise, the world’s punctuation is starting to evolve. At The New Republic, Ben Crair identifies an odd new consequence of this change: the period is now a sign of anger.
A new kind of book review: 5 artists interpret and critique literature through works of visual art.
"'Poetry, I feel," said Sylvia Plath in a radio interview in 1962, the year before her suicide, 'is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space, you've got to burn away all the peripherals.'" Fifty years after her death, an argument for close reading.