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Poetry Jun 12Why this poet is posting meaningless verse on Instagram
Thom Young, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, launched an experiment to show how easy it is to become a social media star.
Arts Jun 06This artist turned our obsession with abandoned places into a graphic novel
In the new graphic novel "Imagine Wanting Only This," Kristen Radtke weaves together an examination of decaying places with that of the frailty of the human heart.
Poetry Jun 05Watch this 7th grader use slam poetry to tell girls: ‘You are good enough’
Olivia Vella wanted to tell girls her age that they were talented, smart and beautiful -- no matter how often they were told otherwise.
Arts Jun 05How go-go, the music of the nation’s capital, is trying to go mainstream
Go-go music has lost venues over the years as D.C. has gentrified. But bands, promoters, and fans say they now have a plan to save the genre: to reach out beyond their established fan base in D.C. -- and to…
Politics May 30A women’s movement grows in ‘the most Trumpian place in America’
In Buckhannon, West Virginia, guns are sold at yard sales and distrust of Hillary Clinton is visceral and deep-seated. Last November, the town went more than 75 percent for Trump. Yet it is here that a new movement of women…
Poetry May 29How to savor a perfect summer day, in verse
Dungy's new collection of poetry asks us, in spite of the pain or difficulty of being human today, to find joy and vibrancy in our experiences.
Arts May 2619 summer books that will keep you up all night reading
It’s almost summer -- a time to catch up on missed readings, turn back to old favorites, and discover new ones. For the best summer reads, we turned two authors who own independent bookstores: Louise Erdrich, who owns Birchbark Books…
Arts May 23Goodbye, 007: Roger Moore, longest-running James Bond, dies at 89
Roger Moore, who played the role of James Bond in seven films, more than any actor, has died at 89, after a short battle with cancer.
Poetry May 22What these humble one-liners can teach us about the times we live in
Yahia Lababidi said the 140 character age of Twitter has turned many of us into aspiring aphorists. And he believes the form is more important than ever.
Arts May 18The moment Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, understood what grunge meant
Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave and a pioneer of grunge, died suddenly Wednesday at age 52 after performing a sold-out show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. The Associated Press reports that he died by suicide. What Cornell meant to…