Weekly Round-Up, 5-12-17

Hellooo Corelings! If you haven’t already completed your finals, you are at least on the tail-end of testing, and for that you deserve a treat! We hope this week’s link round-up will do the trick.

Robert Rauschenberg, Canto I: The Dark Wood of Error, from the series Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dantes Inferno, 1958 (via The Rauschenberg Foundation)

  • “Antigone (born against.)” is a modern-day adaptation of the Sophocles play, focusing on abuses of power and marginalization in the 21st century. Written by Xavier University graduate Griff Bludworth, the play will be performed by the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati apprentice company at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.
  • The “finger of Satan” in Machiavelli’s The Prince: Read an excerpt from the recently published Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli in His World by Erica Benner.
  • An early birthday party for Walt Whitman (who celebrates his 198th birthday on May 31st) saw readings by New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante, novelist Dirk Wittenborn, and actress Amy Ryan.
  • Just for fun: Odysseus and Penelope live on in the form of two Siberian cats on Instagram. Instagram, we are told, is today’s equivalent of oral tradition, hence the names of these two cats. Regardless, they bring honor to their namesakes by way of their extreme cuteness.

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” (Via siberian_odyssey on Instagram)

That’s all for this week. We hope Spring Semester was filled with much knowledge and friendship.

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