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Arts Oct 06‘The Magician’s Land’ author Lev Grossman on breaking the rules of fantasy
Lev Grossman recently published "The Magician's Land," the third installment in his "The Magicians" trilogy. Watch this online exclusive from his conversation with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
Poetry Oct 06Weekly Poem: Jennifer Michael Hecht reads ‘A Marriage of Love and Independence’
Listen to Jennifer Michael Hecht read her poem "A Marriage of Love and Independence" from her new collection, "Who Said."…
Arts Oct 01Kevin Spacey on the reality of Frank Underwood, singing and Jack Lemmon
Backed by a 40-piece orchestra, two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey performed songs from the likes of Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel and Billy Joel for a sold out benefit concert for just under 800 people in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Poetry Sep 08Weekly Poem: Charlotte Boulay reads ‘Oracular’
Charlotte Boulay earned her MFA from the University of Michigan. She taught creative writing at the university for five years and won both the Meijer Award and an Academy of American Poets Award. Her poetry has appeared in many journals,…
Arts Aug 22Piper Kerman of ‘Orange is the New Black’ answers your questions
Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," answers your questions, submitted through Twitter and Reddit.
Poetry Aug 18Weekly Poem: Dan Chiasson reads ‘The Flume’
Dan Chiasson has published four books of poetry, including "Where's the Moon, There's the Moon" and "Natural History." "Bicentennial" is his most recent collection.
Poetry Aug 04Weekly Poem: W.S. Di Piero reads ‘The Smell of Spearmint’
W.S. Di Piero is a poet, essayist, art critic and translator. He is the author of 10 books of poetry including "The First Hour," "Skirts and Slacks," and "Nitro Nights." "Tombo" is his most recent collection of poems. The winner…
Poetry Jul 14Weekly Poem: Mark Bibbins reads ‘Breakout Session’
"They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full" was published in March 2014. Mark Bibbons' other collections include "The Dance of No Hard Feelings" and "Sky Lounge," for which he received a Lamba Literary Award.
Poetry Jul 07Weekly Poem: Rachel Zucker reads ‘wish you were here you are’
"The Pedestrians," a collection of prose and poetry, is Rachel Zucker's ninth book. She has published several books of poetry, including "Museum of Accidents," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She also recently authored a…
Poetry Jun 30Weekly Poem: Peter Cole reads ‘Song of the Shattering Vessels’
"The Invention of Influence" is Peter Cole's fourth book of poetry. A named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007, Cole is also known for his translations, including "The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition" and "The Dream of…