Blitspostn, Vebzaytlekh, Veblogs: The Rise of Yiddish Online He's proudest of his site's Internatsyonaler Kalendar (International Calendar), which has become a central clearinghouse for Yiddish language and culture events worldwide. Spread far and wide, and accustomed to diaspora, Yiddish speakers and enthusiasts ... 02/26/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
Fox Pundit Says Obamacare Shouldn't Be Offered in Foreign Languages Dana Perino, the Fox News pundit who served as White House press secretary during the final inglorious days of the Bush administration, unleashed this pearl of wisdom on the world today: Offering Obamacare in 150 languages is absurd. If someone can't speak ... 09/30/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mother 3 Fan Translators Offer Their Work To Nintendo For Free Mother 3, the Earthbound sequel that never made its way to the United States, was translated by fans. Those fans are now offering their translation to Nintendo for free. The translation was released in 2008, and it was completed over the course of many ... 04/20/2013 - 7:51 am | View Link
21 Afghan translators granted asylum in Norway 106 Afghans that have worked with the Norwegian forces in Afghanistan applied for protection last year. Only 21 applications were granted asylum in Norway, and all of them were translators. "After careful consideration, the ministry has concluded that 21 ... 02/27/2013 - 4:47 pm | View Link
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High culture "High culture" is a term, now used in a number of different ways in academic discourse, whose most common meaning is the set of cultural products, mainly in the arts ... 04/18/2014 - 10:28 pm | View Website
Cary Fowler | Speaker | TED.com Why you should listen. Tucked away under the snows of the Arctic Circle is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Sometimes called the doomsday vault, it's nothing less than ... 04/18/2014 - 5:34 pm | View Website
Yesterday was April 23, the generally accepted birthday of William Shakespeare, who is again in the news. Just a few days ago, two rare-book dealers, George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler, announced that they had found a copy of John Baret’s “Alvearie” — a 1580 dictionary — actually used and scribbled in by English literature’s greatest writer.
If doomed to repeat one’s life over and over again during the 1940s, who wouldn’t try to kill Hitler? Yet not interfering with history is one of the cardinal rules of the Cronus Club, a select group of people known as the kalachakra , who loop through time in “ The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August ,” by Claire North (Redhook, $25).
Edward Hirsch’s “A Poet’s Glossary” is an instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student. This exhaustive resource surveys the landscape of poetry — its forms, devices and schools — and traces the development of the art form through the centuries and around the world.