New Adaptation of ‘Porgy and Bess’ Stirs Controversy


The opera ‘Porgy and Bess’ by famed composers George and Ira Gershwin has been criticized frequently in its 76-year history for what some called its…read more

Understanding Natural Disasters Through Poetry


Poet and editor Jeffrey Yang has had many occasions to think about humans’ relationships with nature in the past year, with wildfires, floods, tornadoes and…read more

Circus Talents Can Lead to U.S. Residency


For many Russian circus artists, their talents can often lead to an array of opportunities. Opportunities such as consistent employment, the limelight and the chance…read more

Nicaraguan Poet Explores Universe, Cosmos in New Works


Spanish poet Ernesto Cardenal is one of Latin America’s best-known writers, but he has also been one of its most controversial. During the Nicaraguan revolution,…read more

Spreading Awareness Through Song


More than 11 million people are in need of aid in the Horn of Africa, a region beset by the worst drought in 50 years.…read more

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