There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That’s the driving concern of the new documentary “Language Matters,” from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker David Grubin. Continue reading
On September 18, Scotland’s citizens will go to the polls to answer a really big question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” This question, of course, raises lots of other questions about what a yes vote might mean for the … Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, leaders from 60 nations gathered in Wales for the NATO summit where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reiterated his push for a cease-fire. In the U.S., a federal judge ruled BP deserves the lion share of blame for the 2010 Gulf oil spill, meaning it could face fines of up to $18 billion. Continue reading
NEWPORT, Wales — NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Hari interviews Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on today’s blackouts in Russia, trusting crowd-sourced information and attracting more women to the Wikipedia community. Continue reading
New Directions has just put out “Dylan Thomas: The Collected Poems.” It’s a republication of the original edition, as selected by the poet himself, and the introduction is by Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Princeton University.
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is included in the recently republished “Dylan Thomas: Collected Poems” by New Directions, with a new introduction by poet Paul Muldoon. Jeffrey Brown talked to Muldoon last week about Thomas and the collection.