Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year -- the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years.
By Elizabeth Flock
"Pachinko" opens with the startling line: "History has failed us, but no matter."…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
California’s Salton Sea was once hailed as a miracle in the desert. Located about 40 miles south of Palm Springs, it’s the state’s largest inland body of water. But today, the sea is no longer the early 20th century fishing…
By Saskia de Melker, Lauren Knapp
Stax Music Academy is located on the site of the original Stax Records studio in historic Soulsville, which many legendary musicians -- including Aretha Franklin, Memphis Slim, and Booker T. Jones -- called home. It aims to nurture the next…
Dave Chappelle doesn't think audiences "want to pay to see somebody worried about the repercussions of what they say." A comedian who made a name for himself as one of the smartest and sharpest comedians around, Chappelle's latest comedy sets…
By Dan Cooney
Comedian Dave Chappelle sat down recently for an interview with the PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about his career in comedy, his four Netflix specials and the boundaries of humor. He also sang this.
"I have published two novels in 22 years, and I have tried very hard to focus on things that matter most to me — craft and themes — rather than focusing on the things that seem pressing at the time,"…
By Lori Hinnant, Associated Press
Director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust, has died at 92.
Millions loved Fred Rogers and his neighborhood. Filmmaker Morgan Neville watched the iconic PBS show as a kid, and then rewatched it as an adult. He found something worth celebrating, a voice that he says he doesn't hear in our…
By Associated Press
Five of the alleged offenses took place in London between 1996 and 2008, and the sixth in the western English city of Gloucester in 2013.
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