The Daily Ant hosts an intermittent ant film series, Theatre Thursdays. This is the third installment. Enjoy! On Tuesday, denizens of the […]
The Daily Ant maintains “Formicid Form”, a Sunday ant poetry series. When possible, our Verse Correspondant, Natalia Piland, provides a short commentary at the end of each poem. Enjoy!
Be Beautiful, Noble, Like the Antique Ant (1908-1997)
By Jose Garcia Villa
Be beautiful, noble, like the antique ant,
Who bore the storms as he* bore the sun,
Wearing neither gown nor helmet,
Though he was archbishop and soldier:
Wore only his own flesh.
The Daily Ant is thrilled to report that we have launched a historic GoFundMe campaign: “AntSongs: A Daily Ant Experience“.
Bring such remarkable tunes as Tom Waits’ “Army Ants”, Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes”, and Calle 13’s “El Hormiguero” to life! The Daily Ant will partner with Jordan Blanchard, a singer-songwriter from Michigan, to produce interpretive covers of these underappreciated classics.
If you would like to support this formicid-forward campaign, donate today!
The Daily Ant has launched “Formicid Form“, a Sunday ant poetry series. When possible, our new Verse Correspondant, Natalia Piland, will provide a short commentary at the end of each poem. Enjoy!
A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto (1943)
By Czesław Miłosz, recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Bees build around red liver,
Ants build around black bone.
It has begun: the tearing, the trampling on silks,
It has begun: the breaking of glass, wood, copper, nickel, silver, foam
Of gypsum, iron sheets, violin strings, trumpets, leaves, balls, crystals.
Poof! Phosphorescent fire from yellow walls
Engulfs animal and human hair.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since our last Style Saturdays installment. It’s also hard to […]
The Daily Ant is excited to report that Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and prominent leftist critic Glenn Greenwald visited the Field Museum’s AntLab midday on Tuesday, participating in a special tour arranged by our very own editor-in-chief, Benjamin Blanchard.
Although in Chi-Town for a speaking and book signing event at the University of Chicago, Greenwald, who is also a co-founder and editor of the media outlet The Intercept, heroically arranged his time in order to fit in the hour-long tour at the Museum. Meeting Blanchard and his advisor, Dr. Corrie Moreau, at the steps of the Museum’s expansive South Entrance, the journalist confessed to Moreau that he calls Blanchard “the nation’s most enthusiastic ant fan”.
The Daily Ant is thrilled to announce that we will be conducting a video interview with none other […]
We start this post with an unusual sentence: A recent headline in New York Daily News caught our attention. […]
Poet John Ashbery died late Sunday, at the age of 90. In honor of the polarizing poet, we […]
The Daily Ant is thrilled to report that the American Museum of Natural History is poised to truly […]
My antrepid readers will have noticed that Style Saturdays took a brief summer hiatus; I took a break […]
Very few things have nothing to do with ants, and Anthony Scaramucci (or, as he is known in […]