Molly’s Recent Stories
Arts Aug 13The Russian Entrepreneur Who Hired Picasso, Stravinsky and Balanchine to Revolutionize the Ballet
Under the direction and mentorship of Serge Diaghilev, the visual artists, composers and choreographers that worked with the Ballets Russes transformed ballet into an avant-garde art form, breaking with tradition and looking for something new, something that reflected the modernity…
Arts Jul 15Weekly Poem: ‘Using a Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted By Aliens’
Matthea Harvey is the author of "Modern Life," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB.
Arts Jul 02Read an Excerpt From ‘Little Green,’ Walter Mosley’s New Novel
Author Walter Mosley recently joined Jeffrey Brown for a conversation on the PBS NewsHour about his latest novel, "Little Green." Now you can read a passage from that new book…
Arts Jul 01Amid Turmoil, American ‘Prince’ David Hallberg Returns to Russia
// In his 2011 role as the prince in Sleeping Beauty, David Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the Bolshoi, the world’s largest ballet company and Russian cultural epicenter since its founding in 1776.
Arts Jun 24Weekly Poem: ‘I Go Back to May 1937’
Actor John Lithgow reads the poem "I Go Back to May 1937," by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
Arts Jun 18Pulling Back the Burka: A Glimpse of Afghan Life Through Poetry
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared mostly among Pashtun women. Seamus Murphy, the London-based photographer and filmmaker who worked with Griswold on the landay project, narrates a…
Arts Jun 17Weekly Poem: ‘From the Grandiloquent Dictionary’
Hailey Leithauser's poetry has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Poetry and in the Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies. Her first book, "Swoop," won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award. That collection will be published in…
Arts Jun 13Thursday on the NewsHour: Novelist Walter Mosley
Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, "Little Green," revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, Mosley's fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.
Arts Apr 05The Daily Frame
Workers re-install "Fluegelauto" -- a golden, winged Ford Fiesta -- at the City Museum in Cologne, Germany.
Arts Mar 29On the NewsHour: Mohsin Hamid, Author of ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’
A poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, sometimes violent city, where he makes and loses a fortune. This is the tale of "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia," set in an unnamed…