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Poetry Mar 23Dead Japanese poets make great collaborators
Matthew Rohrer's new collection, "Surrounded by Friends," collects poems written in collaboration with famous writers, daily life and inanimate objects.
Health Mar 05McDonald’s McNugget will soon be antibiotic-free
The McNugget is going antibiotic-free.
Arts Feb 12Creating live cinema with puppets and shadow
With puppets, projectors and live performances, Manual Cinema creates surreal movies as the audience watches the process unfold.
Science Jan 30Rehabbed endangered turtles returned into the Gulf
The conditions on Tuesday were perfect to release 21 rehabilitated sea turtles off the Louisiana coast into the Gulf of Mexico .
Arts Jan 28Which actresses made the cut for the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’?
Four women are headlining the third 'Ghostbusters' film with 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig at the helm.
Nation Jan 23So long, SkyMall, and thanks for all the massage pillows
In its glory days, SkyMall was “the sole in-flight option for potential purchasers of products to review while traveling,”…
Poetry Jan 19Poet Jane Hoogestraat writes intimate dispatches from America’s hinterlands
In "Border States," her first published collection of poetry, published in November, Jane Hoogestraat's native state of South Dakota and her current home of Missouri, are as front and center as their geography.
Poetry Dec 29Weekly Poem: Thomas Dooley dramatizes family pain passed through generations
Thomas Dooley’s debut collection of poems, “Trespass,” deals with the duality of vulnerability and forgiveness via the narrative of a family.
Health Dec 16Can government policies correct race and ethnicity disparities in child health?
When Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Pamela K. Joshi set out to study the racial and ethnic equity of federal policies impacting child health, they didn’t expect it to be terribly difficult. After all, they figured, there are federal mandates that require…
Science Nov 268 things you didn’t know about manatees
Manatees are the slow, lumbering, gentle giants of the aquatic ecosystem. Every November, they make their way to Florida’s warmer waters for the winter marking Manatee Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning eight facts about the gentle sea cows.