Hello, Aloyzio Achutti! Maria here, with an update on The Universe in Verse – my labor-of-love celebration of science and protest against the defunding of the arts. (Original announcement below.) To my astonishment, all 800 tickets are gone, so my pals at Kickstarter Live have kindly donated a livestream – you can now tune in remotely.“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,” John F. Kennedy famously wrote. Half a century later, with art, science, and the humanities under assault from the government, this intersection of science and poetry, truth and beauty, is an uncommon kind of protest and a singularly fertile frontier of resistance.