“I was in Havana in 1961 during the Bay of Pigs invasion fighting on both sides,” said the great Leonard Cohen in 1965 before reading this fantastic satirical poem he wrote while in Cuba. It’s called “The Only Tourist in Havana Turns His Thoughts Homeward.”
Cohen’s experiences in Havana, including being arrested during the revolution there, were documented in a 2018 episode of the animated series Drawn & Recorded, with art by Drew Christie and narration by T Bone Burnett. You can watch the episode’s trailer below and read about it in this Billboard article.
A young Massachusetts woman who recently graduated from Tufts University is convinced that she has found a ‘secret’ encoded message in “Paradise Lost,” the poem by John Milton.
From Ross Wolinsky’s “The Millennial Raven” in McSweeney’s: Once upon a midnight dreary, Tinder swiping, buzzed and weary/I asked Siri about my sushi ordered one hour before/ While I chewed some pretzels, snacking, suddenly there came a tapping/As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my apartment door/“’Tis my roommate,” I muttered, “walking ‘cross the […]
Emily Wilson is the author of a new “lean, fleet-footed translation” of Homer’s Odyssey that “recaptures Homer’s ‘nimble gallop.'”
In the digital age, it can seem as though the life of the physical notebook or diary has come and gone. But most serious writers will tell you that there’s a special connection that comes from putting pen to paper, and these Leather Notebooks & Journals will help you bring that magic back. Relive the […]
Nothing is worse than firing off an important email only to realize later on that it was riddled with typos and plagued with poor sentences. This WhiteSmoke Chrome Extension ensures that you’ll never have to endure such post-send woes ever again, and a 5-year subscription is available for over 90% off its usual price right […]
The morning coffee routine is a wonderful thing—offering ambitious people a chance to rid themselves of sleepiness and fatigue so they can confront the day’s challenges head-on. But if you’re looking to add some style to what’s probably by now a drab and somewhat boring caffeine routine, check out this Alessi Pulcina 3-Cup Espresso Maker, […]