December 22, 2017

Diversity First

By Jerry Harp

Inspired by Caroline Hagood’s brilliant blog about erasure poetry and the seven words banned to the Centers for Disease Control (“Banned Words and Erasure Poetry”), I’ve come up with a […]

December 22, 2017

Banned Words and Erasure Poetry

By Caroline Hagood

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, among many others, has called the Trump administration’s forbidding the CDC’s use of certain words and terms (transgender, diversity, fetus, vulnerable, entitlement, evidence-based, and science-based) Orwellian, in reference to George Orwell’s dystopian novel […]

December 17, 2017

Forbidden Words and the CDC

By Jerry Harp

Remember when the forbidden words were George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”? They were—and are!—fun to say, and they come trippingly off the tongue: shit, piss, […]

September 8, 2017

Mix-Tape II: Through Neon Lens, Darkly

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

A month before Donald Trump won the election in 2016, Entropy Magazine ran poet and humorist Holly Burdorff’s experimental piece “What Spills Out When Torn in Two // Reality in […]

June 15, 2017

How to Be an Artist

By Keith S. Wilson

“Taxpayers should not be forced to pay for plays, paintings, pageants, and scholarly journals, regardless of the works’ attraction or merit. In the words of Citizens Against Government Waste, “actors, […]

October 8, 2016

Order and Stability

By Amit Majmudar

I can’t help but notice the word “instability” getting used, in political writing, to refer to widespread and continued lawlessness, violence, rioting, and so on. A “stable” society is one […]