How’s the weekend treating you? Hopefully it extends outside of Netflix and coffee…Just kidding — ride that caffeine high through all five seasons of “The Walking Dead.” If you need to pretend that such a binge didn’t happen this weekend, then here’s some slightly educational, as well as entertaining, items to impress your co-workers come Monday.
First off, let’s send our birthday greetings to good ‘ol T.S. Eliot, wherever he may be. And what better way to show him our appreciate than some feature articles.
One of my all time favorite publications, The New Yorker, has a feature on Eliot and his friendship with Groucho Marx: “The Fraught Friendship of T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx.”
The Atlantic published an article, which has since stolen my heart:”When T.S. Eliot Invented the Hipster.”
There has been only one other time since the beginning of time, aka August 1st, that I have featured a literary app. Touch Press has released an app for “The Waste Land” by Eliot. The app takes Eliot’s poem and makes it interactive with audio readings, detailed notes, interviews, performances, etc. It isn’t free, but I didn’t expect it to be with as much work and creative effort that went into the project. I suggest checking out the site to get a preview of its features before purchasing: “The Waste Land App.”
Okay, go back to your Netflix binge.