Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died Sunday after being gunned down in broad daylight in Los Angeles. In addition to his successful music career, the native of south L.A. was an entrepreneur and activist, dedicated to initiatives supporting youth and the…
Varda, who was a part of the French New Wave, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers.
By Jake Coyle, Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books.
By Hillel Italie, Jennifer Kelleher, Associated Press
Poets and literary editors share a timeless present -- one that never shrinks, breaks or runs out of battery life.
By Lora Strum
As the American Library Association bestows its 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awards, librarian Kristen Arnett expresses her humble opinion on why visiting a library is the best way to show your appreciation.
By Lora Strum, Patty Gorena Morales
A proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is the product of “the underworld” in one calavera literaria written for the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
By Jeffrey Brown
Following a week in the life of a middle schooler, the new film "Eighth Grade" sets the familiar fumblings of adolescence against the constant glare of a glowing screen or Snapchat filter. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at why it’s…
Growing up in a family with Chinese, Dutch-Indonesian and Native American ancestry, Kayla Briët says the first medium that really allowed her to express her identity was music. Briët offers her Brief but Spectacular take on storytelling through art, language…
"Black Panther" isn't just a big-budget action movie getting rave reviews; it's a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. Unlike other movies in the Marvel universe, it has an African superhero, a majority-black cast and an African-American director. Jeffrey Brown reports on the…
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