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Poetry Sep 22Weekly Poem: Carl Adamshick writes for the ‘mysterious other’
Carl Adamshick has been writing poetry seriously for 20 years and in most of the time he found himself with shorter poems. That’s what you’ll find if you pick up his first collection, “Curses and Wishes,” which won the Walt…
Nation Sep 17From marriage equality advocate to materials scientist, MacArthur Foundation names 21 new ‘geniuses’
What do a civil rights lawyer, a graphic memoirist and an environmental engineer have in common? They are all 2014 MacArthur Fellows.
Arts Sep 11Have you read the 200 ‘best American novels’?
Over the summer, The American Scholar published two lists of the 100 best American novels from 1770-1985. We've combined the lists and we're asking: which ones have you read? Which books are missing? And which books published since the mid…
Arts Sep 10French photographer glances down on happy moments and finds a new perspective
At over 6'4", French photographer Florian Beaudenon has to look down to see much of the world around him. While in the middle of a fashion shoot, the photographer was struck by his bird’s-eye view of his model, seated on…
Arts Sep 05Agnes Obel taps into the piano’s ‘dreamy nature’
Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel grew up surrounded by guitars, pianos, marimbas and double basses. Her father collected and sold instruments and her mother was a classical pianist, so perhaps music was in her blood.
Poetry Sep 01Weekly Poem: Mark Ford reads ‘In Loco Parentis’
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mark Ford is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Soft Sift" and "Six Children." "Selected Poems" is his most recent and comprises work from three decades of writing.
Arts Aug 27The art of designing ‘Ulysses,’ ‘Lolita’ and ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’
You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but browsing the stacks of your local bookstore or public library, what makes you gravitate toward one one text over another? It could be the work of designers like Peter…
Arts Aug 26Valerie June sings an anthem for the ‘Workin’ Woman’
Valerie June may be a full-time singer-songwriter now, but, like most musicians, she has worked a series of different jobs to support herself. She cleaned houses, walked dogs, cared for kids, serviced coffee, made soaps and the list continues.
Poetry Aug 25Weekly Poem: Ellen Bass wants you to eat that strawberry
In the first poem of her new collection, “Like a Beggar,” Ellen Bass tries to accept what she has spent her whole life avoiding: misfortune.
Arts Aug 19Robot sculptures feed the homeless in Phoenix
Arizona artist Alexi Devilliers constructs sculptures out of the cans he uses to cook meals for Phoenix's elderly homeless.