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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…
Arts May 16Why there are bound to be sequels to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ hack
In the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Captain Jack Sparrow is dogged by deadly ghost pirates, led by the maniacal Captain Salazar. In real-life, he’s apparently being pursued by a different kind of foe: hackers that claim to be…
Poetry May 15In ‘Scranton Lace,’ nostalgia for a time and place that no longer exist
While Margot Douaihy's new book is a love letter to Scranton, she said it also acknowledges the Rust Belt's limits.
Arts May 12What makes comedian W. Kamau Bell laugh
“Comedy is like expensive cheese,” comedian W. Kamau Bell once said. “Well, it’s like cheese, in general. Everybody likes what they like, and everything they don’t like, they think is the worst.” That may be the case, but still…
Poetry May 08From Trayvon Martin to Sandra Bland, these poems use court documents to honor black lives cut short
The Black Lives Matter movement asks us to say the names of the black men and women who have died in encounters with police. Poet and educator Simone John wants us to also understand their stories, through her debut collection…