Photo by Shehan Peruma/Flickr. Ruth Graham was curious about those people who write letters to the editor ever since she had her own letter published in “New York” magazine in 2006. While some speculate that publications just make up the … Continue reading
Recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship grants. Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation A medieval historian, a dancer-choreographer and an atomic physicist are among the recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship grants. Karen … Continue reading
Credit: Sony Pictures Classics The film world is abuzz about a new movie making the rounds at major film festivals. “Wadjda” is the first feature film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country that not only lacks a … Continue reading
Credit: Library of Congress George and Ira will soon be getting the Shakespeare treatment. The estates of the two Gershwin brothers have reached a deal with the University of Michigan, in which the University will be granted access to all … Continue reading
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Author and journalist Michael Pollan is more than just another writer extolling the virtues of fresh, locally produced and sustainable food. His work has been at the forefront of a growing movement, with his books and articles regularly spotlighting the … Continue reading
Some 25,000 LED lights lit up the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge last Tuesday. It was a glorious sight on a rainy night, not to mention the talk of the town even a week later. In San Francisco, public art is … Continue reading
A writer, producer, director and the founder of the American Film Institute, George Stevens Jr. has long been familiar with the ways of Hollywood and how the pioneers of moviemaking shaped the films that so many fans have come to … Continue reading