Elizabeth's Recent Stories
Poetry Apr 24This poet explores the high-flying realms of space — but also the earthly problems of growing up poor
In his new books "Map to the Stars," Adrian Matejka writes about his childhood fixation on space, which offered a distraction from living in poverty.
Arts Apr 197 overlooked women writers you should be reading now
Top female writers and editors recommend other female authors who have somehow been overlooked or forgotten, either because of their gender, the language in which they wrote, or their books have gone out of print.
Poetry Apr 17This Earth Day, remembering America’s vanishing farms
In the United States, the small American family farm has been in decline since the 1930s. These poems celebrate and remember those disappearing communities.
Arts Apr 15The 8 books librarians can’t stop talking about right now
For National Library Week, we asked the New York Public Library -- the largest library in the country and one of the most beloved -- what we should be reading right now.
Arts Apr 12Read the letter the Charging Bull sculptor sent demanding the removal of Fearless Girl
The letter, which was sent through the sculptor’s attorneys, argues that the statue of the girl violates copyright and was placed there for commercial gain…
Arts Apr 11This photographer chronicles what gun violence looks like, for those who survive
Photographer Kathy Schorr has photographed 101 survivors of gun violence across America, many of them in the locations where they were shot.
Poetry Apr 10What does it mean to have no homeland? This haunting poetry searches for answers
By the measure of a year, Mai Der Vang was not born in a refugee camp, as her sister was. But she’s always felt pulled between different worlds. In 1981, when Vang was born in Fresno, California, her parents had…
Arts Apr 10Here’s the full list of 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners
There are 14 categories for journalism, and seven categories for the arts.
Arts Apr 095 books for troubled times from this indie bookstore in Pakistan
"The Last Word," an independent bookseller in Lahore, Pakistan, recommends five books that "celebrate the provocateur, the vilified, and the misunderstood."…
Arts Apr 06This outsider artist in Baltimore has 5,000 pieces of art in his home
Brian Dowdall, whose paintings are "doomed to make you smile," has been steadily collecting the work of other outsider artists nearly all his life.