Tom’s Recent Stories
Arts May 08The Daily Frame
A ballerina performs during a dress rehearsal on the eve of the opening of the new stage at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
Arts May 07The Daily Frame
A man works on a flower mosaic of Big Ben and Tower Bridge in Keukenhof garden in Lisse, the Netherlands.
Arts May 06Weekly Poem: ‘Ward’
Karen Holmberg's first book, "The Perseids," won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published by the University of North Texas Press; her second book, "Axis Mundi," won the John Ciardi Prize and was published by BkMk Press earlier this year.
Arts May 06The Daily Frame
People walk among some of the 500 one-meter tall statues of philosopher and revolutionary communist Karl Marx in Trier, Germany. The statues, created by Ottmar Hoerl, are part of an exhibition at the Museum Simeonstift Trier commemorating the 130th anniversary…
Arts May 03Conversation: Tony Hoagland on ‘Poems That Could Save America’
"Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America." There are many assumptions, questions and provocations in the title of an essay in Harper's Magazine by poet Tony Hoagland, who clearly has a thing for great titles: Among his books of verse…
Arts May 03The Daily Frame
A man paints his son's face Wednesday in preparation for the Grebeg ritual in Tegallalang, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. During the ritual, young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward…
Arts May 01A Purrfect Tale of Love, Cats and Technology
If you grew up with pets or have one now, you understand the unconditional love humans can feel for their animals, and animals for their owners. If you haven't experienced this type of bond firsthand, you've most likely witnessed the…
Arts May 01The Daily Frame
Princess Tarinan von Anhalt throws paint into the airflow from the engine of a Learjet at Signature Flight Support in West Palm Beach, Fla. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
Arts Apr 30The Tuesday Cutline…a Contest
Even Jedis have to go. Well, maybe not Darth Vader, since he's more machine than man. Maybe his suit is outfitted like an astronaut's suit for that purpose. Or maybe he just uses the Force. Write a caption to the…
Arts Apr 29Weekly Poem: ‘Stars’
Christian Barter's first book, "The Singers I Prefer," was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The American Scholar and elsewhere. He is an editor at the Beloit Poetry Journal and…