The new app, Commons, wants you to compete to do good for your city by suggesting fixes, then voting on the best ideas. Kinda like SeeClickFix.

A new book on Ginsberg's Howl has started the literary pundits off on what makes it so important. Are Ginsberg's denunciations of American society are still relevant today, and is poetry still a viable medium for cultural criticism? Culturally illiterate? You can read Howl here..