Culture

Smart Reads: Ezra Pound, Breaking Bad, and Political Incorrectness

Culture

Smart Reads: Ezra Pound, Breaking Bad, and Political Incorrectness

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Today in culture, Ezra Pound gives instructions, Emily Nussbaum deconstructs “Breaking Bad”, and political incorrectness runs rampant.

-“Don’t imagine that a thing will ‘go’ in verse just because it’s too dull to go in prose. Don’t be ‘viewy’”. Invaluable do’s and don’t’s from Ezra “T-Pain” Pound.

-Tuesday TEDtalk fun! Jake Barton of Local Projects discusses civic engagement and sustainable change.

-Horrifying moment in American past of the day, courtesy of Life Magazine: A woman gazes fondly at the skull of a “Jap” that her soldier boyfriend sent her sometime during WWII.

-“A show you dread and crave at once”: the crack cocaine addiction of meth-drama “Breaking Bad”.

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-Why E.M. Forster got the hell out of the novel game.

-What did Robert Smith like to talk about in 1993? Spin magazine has all the answers. “Smith’s projected holiday also includes a prolonged stay in America to coincide with the World Cup, and doubtless involves another trip to Universal Studios in Florida, so Smith can go on the “Back to the Future” ride at least three or four more times.” Such innocent days.

-Yes, A Pocket Guide to Vietnam was a real, bizarre research for American soldiers entering into the Vietnam war: “Soldiers reading this advice could get the mistaken idea that they were going to a tourist destination with a bit of violence on the side.”