As you bask in the sun or rest from shoveling snow . . .
– I am usually wary of essays that start with things like “Posterity hasn’t had much trouble knowing what to do with Emily Dickinson” (really? I’ve read a lot of feminist criticism, and it seems like the opposite is truer), but hey, it’s about Emily Dickinson.
–The Economist with a trifle on music.
– How should you teach The Merchant of Venice to contemporary college students? A reflection on Shylock, the historically contingent nature of reading, and the pleasures of education from a university professor.
– Do you like no-fi Boards of Canada dancehall pop? Yeah? Well then get on Washed Out. He rules.