Elizabeth's Recent Stories
Arts Aug 07What it’s like to be President Trump’s White House photographer
In one of her first-ever interviews, official White House photographer Shealah Craighead says she sees her role as to be a neutral observer, instead of shape the public perception of the president.
Arts Aug 03This photographer took pictures of every one of her Facebook friends to understand friendship in the digital age
Photographer Tanja Hollander photographed all 626 of her Facebook friends around the world. Here's what she learned.
Poetry Aug 02What these Southerners reciting Walt Whitman verses can teach us about America
For her new project "Whitman in Alabama," Jennifer Crandall spent two years crisscrossing the state and asking Alabamians to recite Whitman to find the threads that tie us together as a nation.
Arts Aug 01This sorghum-brined chicken recipe is a lesson in African-American history
In his new book "The Cooking Gene," historian Michael W. Twitty traces the culinary roots of the South.
Arts Aug 01Was Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ inspired by a little-known story by Salvador Dali?
New findings from a Harvard comparative literature professor suggest that Nabokov's seminal work "Lolita" may have been inspired by two works by surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
Arts Jul 28Here are the 5 books by women of color you need to read right now
Author and media executive Madhulika Sikka made a goal in 2017 to read 52 books in 52 weeks -- all of them by women, and many women of color -- to offset an overload of news and highlight books that…
Arts Jul 28Hobby Lobby thinks the Bible can save America. Now its museum has to convince its critics.
“It’s the most controversial topic in the world. It’s the biggest selling book, most banned, destroyed, influential book … We will irritate everybody.” - Cary Summers, President of Museum of the Bible…
Politics Jul 25For Trump supporters in Portland, the left is the face of intolerance
In the liberal city of Portland, Oregon Trump supporters are a small but increasingly vocal group who hold a wide range of beliefs. Some are extremists. Others hold more moderate views. But they all have one belief in common: The…
Poetry Jul 24This poet’s obsession with death led her to write about how to live
Nicole Sealey's new poetry collection asks us if, like the Greek figure of Sisyphus, we can find contentment even when life is difficult and absurd…
Poetry Jul 17The rage and rebellion of the Detroit riots, captured in one poem
Fifty years ago this month, a protest in Detroit turned into a riot, which turned into five days of violence that left dozens dead, thousands arrested and a city engulfed in flames. The poem "They Feed They Lion" chronicles the…