Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on April 7, 2017
Author’s Blog
The Persian American poet draws on ancient tradition to condemn a certain political leader's confusion of truth and falsehood in our own times.
Posted by Portside on April 6, 2017
The New Yorker
Critiquing a somewhat fawning book by a well-trod biographer of the Atlantic aristocracy, the reviewer nevertheless finds enough merit in the work to present a picture of the royals and their long-suffering and sometimes insufferable prince as a window on Britain's royal family and a glimmer as to why masses of British subjects still revere the preposterous institution.
Posted by Portside on April 5, 2017
Threepenny Review
Jack London, who died 100 years ago last November, was one of the most prominent socialist writers of the early 20th century. Here is a look at some of his political writings.
Posted by Portside on April 4, 2017
PBS Premiere
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law--one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines--prisoners suddenly freed.
Posted by Portside on April 3, 2017
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Given their history, “are eggs healthy?” has become a frequently asked nutrition question. To answer this, it’s important to look at eggs not only on their own, but in context of the entire diet, especially when compared to foods they may replace (and vice-versa).
Posted by Portside on April 2, 2017
Foreign Policy
If you really want to understand how Moscow sees U.S. intelligence, turn off the congressional hearings and start watching “Adaptation.”
Posted by Portside on March 31, 2017
Carolina poet Dan Albergotti ponders the death of democracy--and worse--asking: "Who chose this suicide?"