Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

In which John Green concludes the Crash Course Literature mini-series with an examination of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Sure, John explores the creepy biographical details of Dickinson’s life, but he also gets into why her poems have remained relevant over the decades. John discusses Dickinson’s language, the structure of her work, her cake recipes.Continue reading “Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8”

Boston Police Commissioner Is Fired After Domestic Violence Allegations Emerge

Dennis White had served for two days before he was placed on leave because of accusations from two decades ago. He has dismissed them as false and tainted by racism. Kim Janey, Boston’s acting mayor, announced on Monday that she had terminated the city’s police commissioner, Dennis White, over allegations of domestic abuse that emerged inContinue reading “Boston Police Commissioner Is Fired After Domestic Violence Allegations Emerge”

An Elementary School Teacher’s Secret Life As A White Nationalist Writer

Benjamin Welton uses pen names to write racist articles. He’s also a teacher, PhD student, and freelance writer for major media outlets. Now he’s been exposed. In 2017, a writer named Sinclair Jenkins published an essay for the white supremacist website American Renaissance titled “From Wide-Eyed Liberal to Race Realist,” which described a series ofContinue reading “An Elementary School Teacher’s Secret Life As A White Nationalist Writer”

Williamstown, MA Police Department Admits To Illegally Searching Critics’ Records

WAMC has learned that the Williamstown, Massachusetts police department illegally used the Criminal Justice Information Services database to search the names and motor vehicle records of its critics in the community. The revelation is the latest chapter in a scandal involving allegations of racism and sexual harassment in the department that broke last summer. A federalContinue reading “Williamstown, MA Police Department Admits To Illegally Searching Critics’ Records”

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