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Houston Scholar Discovers a Lost ‘Manly’ Side of Walt Whitman

Posted on · In his famous volume of poetry, Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman wrote, “Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.” That’s the kind of free verse we’re used to reading from the celebrated American poet. But it turns out he also wrote word like this: “Guard your manly power…from all violations — this is the […]

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You Never Leave Houston: One Man’s Parting Thoughts on H-Town

Posted on · An article has been making the rounds on social media lately, titled “You Never Leave Houston.” It’s written by Houstonian Aboubacar Ndiaye. He arrived here from New York, expecting to simply add Houston to a long list of cities he’s lived in – just another stop along the way. But he fell in love with […]