Commentaries - December 2008

Teaching with telephony

Paul Baker reviews Liz Kolb’s new book about cell phones as learning tools.

Rhetoric failing? Roll out the poet

Rod Blagojevich, in a speech for the annals of political bluster, quoted a dozen or so lines from Rudyard Kipling’s ubiquitous, stalwart, quoted-on-all-occa

Fire in winter, a little pulse

Louis Zukofsky’s poem “Xenophanes,” which begins —