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“I believe in looseness”*…

 

Robert Greene as pictured in the frontispiece to John Dickenson’s Greene in Conceipt (1598)- the only known image of the dramatist, poet, pamphleteer

Known for his debauched lifestyle, his flirtations with criminality, and the sheer volume of his output, the Elizabethan writer Robert Greene was a fascinating figure.  Ed Simon explores the literary merits and bohemian traits of the man who penned the earliest known (and far from flattering) reference to Shakespeare as a playwright: “Robert Greene, the First Bohemian.”

* Willie Nelson

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As we frolic on the fringes, we might recall that it was on this date in 1750 that the first issue of the first college student magazine, Student, or the Oxford and Cambridge Miscellany, was published.

Cover of a 20th century collected reprint

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January 31, 2016 at 1:01 am

Who you callin’ a Queen???…

Under the general heading of “too weird for words,” from Crikey Not Likely, BoHeMan Rhapsody:

As we re-gather our wits, we might stop to remember that celebrated span, The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, beloved of high school physics students around the world for its demonstration of the power of resonant waves; it collapsed on this date in 1940.

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November 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

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