Elizabeth's Recent Stories
Arts Jan 02Listen to Rupi Kaur, one of the most popular poets in the world, read her work
Listen to Rupi Kaur read from "The Sun and Her Flowers," which has sold a million copies since its release in October, and her first book, "Milk and Honey,"…
Arts Dec 29Listen to these 12 great albums of 2017
2017 saw a slew of big pop and hip-hop records, a number of breakout female singer-songwriters and all-girl bands, and the return of beloved 60's soul artist Don Bryant and pop star Kesha.
Arts Dec 21What it was really like to be in Miami during the crazy cocaine boom
A new book tells the real-life story behind what inspired the movie "Scarface."…
Arts Dec 21The best gift ever, according to 13 writers, musicians and podcasters
Jonathan Franzen, Renee Fleming, Ken Burns and others share the best gift they've ever received.
Poetry Nov 28This record label is bringing live poetry back to vinyl
Jeff Alessandrelli said the label is looking to bring the same independent sensibility as Octopus to its releases, and plans to release two to three records per year.
Arts Nov 105 memoirs about family you need to read, from Amy Tan
Amy Tan often explores the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters in her writing, including in her new memoir. Here are 5 other memoirs about family that she recommends.
Arts Nov 095 women allege sexual misconduct by Louis C.K., New York Times reports
Two female comedians told the paper he invited them up to his hotel room to celebrate after a comedy festival in 2002 and then proceeded to masturbate in front of them.
Arts Nov 09The Museum of the Bible references Islam twice, and other things we learned on our tour
Among the artifacts displayed at the museum are fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which experts warned last month may be fake.
Poetry Nov 06Bukowski’s poems were mangled by editors after his death. Now you can read his originals
A new book faithfully reproduces Bukowski's poems as he actually wrote them, before they were revised with a heavy hand.
Poetry Oct 30This poet wants us to unlearn the words, ‘Sorry to be a woman’
Watch women read these powerful lines of poetry from McKayla Robbin's collection "we carry the sky."…