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Arts Jul 13Read the full list of 2017 Emmy nominees
It was a glorious, packed, binge-worthy season of television. Watch live as the nominees for the Emmy Awards, honoring the best of those shows, are announced Thursday.
Politics Jul 11Rep. Adam Schiff calls Trump Jr. emails ‘very significant, deeply disturbing’
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff, D- Calif., called the emails Donald Trump Jr. released Tuesday "very significant, deeply disturbing new public information."…
Poetry Jul 10How we fail to humanize war
Poet and playwright Harry Newman said we need to better understand how the countries we go to war with are often a lot like us. "Those are connections we don't make, or we're not encouraged to make. And those are…
Poetry Jul 03This poem grapples with America’s complicated identity
"I think of the U.S. as an adolescent country. It's not the old, wise European country, or very young either, it's somewhere in the middle," poet Dorianne Laux says.
Arts Jun 30This Independence Day, 5 books that explain America’s complex history
Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. This Independence Day, we asked Wilentz, a professor of American history at…
Arts Jun 29Arundhati Roy: ‘In the air in India now is pure terror’
As Hindu nationalism grows in India, and "beef lynchings" becoming more commonplace, Arundhati Roy's new novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" explores what it means to live in a climate of fear.
Arts Jun 28New biography shows a side of Prince Charles we’ve not seen
Sally Bedell Smith's new book "Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life" explores a member of the royal family she says has been "massively misunderstood."…
Poetry Jun 26This writer is erasing ‘Infinite Jest’ to find the poetry left behind
Page by page, Jenni B. Baker makes poems out of David Foster Wallace's novel "Infinite Jest" by erasing much of the text, and creating a new piece of writing from what's left behind.
Arts Jun 234 poets you need to read, from new poet laureate Tracy K. Smith
Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Here, Smith shares the poetry she recommends reading right now.
Poetry Jun 19Have we been taught poetry all wrong?
Poet Matthew Zapruder say that we are too often asked to find the "hidden meanings" in poems, as if a poem is a riddle.