This Week in Words – Apr 6

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Film critic Roger Ebert died this week. To keep it literary, here is Ebert’s sci-fi story “The Thinking Molecules of Titan” in its original, unedited form.

Also in The New Yorker, Roxana Robinson discusses writing her first full-length book review for The New York Times and the resultant telephone call from Anatole Broyard.

It’s April and you know what that means: National Poetry Month! So two things –

First, while we’re on the topic of The New York Times, senior software architect Jacob Harris created a haiku-hunting algorithm that scans the front page of The Times and creates haikus from eligible sentences. And before you ask – yes, there is a Tumblr for this.

Second, in honor of NPM, I’ll end each TWIW this month with one of my favorite poems. This week, you get “cats and you and me” by Charles Bukowski. Spoiler alert: it’s about cats…but not.