Andrei Codrescu http://kwit.org en Despite Guinness And Google, Some Barroom Questions Go Unanswered http://kwit.org/post/despite-guinness-and-google-some-barroom-questions-go-unanswered Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The wealth of information that the Internet puts at our fingertips changes the way we interact with one another. If something is in dispute, a smartphone can quickly clear things up. And commentator Andrei Codrescu says there may be fewer barroom brawls over factual matters, but there are certain questions a search engine won't ever be able to answer.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU, BYLINE: In Russia, one man stabs another after quarreling about whether poetry was better than prose. The poetry lover stabbed the prose partisan. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:13:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 39466 at http://kwit.org Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://kwit.org/post/there-any-meaning-poet-seamus-heaneys-last-text Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 29790 at http://kwit.org