February 26, 2010 |
Whether they're true or not, myths and legends that surround poets help us to see their work in a comprehensible context. Say the names Keats, Poe or Plath, for instance, and images of consumption, drug addiction and mental illness may come to mind, just as the image of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson as an eccentric recluse has persisted largely based on her poetry and a few scraps of biographical information. Slim pickings for a biographical novel, yet the attraction of Dickinson's poetry for Jerome Charyn inspired him to attempt to put flesh on those mythical bones in his novel "The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson."
July 19, 2009
Regarding "Move Over, Autumn," by Susan Spano [July 12]. On Nov. 14, Williams and Amherst will play the 124th football game in the rivalry known as "The Biggest Little Game in America," which is the fourth-oldest football rivalry in the nation. This game will be shown live somewhere in the L.A. area, where alums from both Williams and Amherst will gather to view the contest. Amherst was created by Williams defectors (that's a whole other story), thus creating the purest rivalry in America.
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February 3, 2007 |
Calvin H. Plimpton, 88, a former Amherst College president credited with starting the process that led to the admission of women to the prestigious liberal arts school in Massachusetts, died Tuesday at his home in Westwood, Mass., of complications after surgery following a fall, a college spokesman said. Plimpton, a physician, was Amherst's president from 1960 to 1971.
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June 9, 2000 |
The Laguna Playhouse will launch its 80th season in September with Julie Harris playing poet Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," directed by Charles Nelson Reilly, who also directed her in the original Broadway production in 1976. It also will give all six plays in 2000-01 a longer ride, expanding the run of each show from 31 to 39 performances.
March 9, 1997 |
He's too young, he's too emotional, he's never coached in this league, he makes way too much money, he's ruthless, he's insincere and he cheats. What else do they say? Oh yeah, he's a Rick Pitino clone--reprehensible as John Calipari is supposed to be, he isn't even entitled to his own identity.
February 25, 1996 |
If any team was going to beat No. 1-ranked Massachusetts this season, it figured to be George Washington. The Colonials, with an 86-76 victory Saturday, made it four consecutive victories over the Minutemen, the last unbeaten team in Division I this season. George Washington, 18-5 overall and 11-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, has also won its last four games against Top 10 teams and two in a row on Massachusetts' home court, the Mullins Center, where no other visitor has won more than once.