Dutch avant-garde composer Stephen Emmer has a new "music and spoken word project." The World's April Peavey tells us how Emmer wrote the music to complement the words of old recordings by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges.
98-year-old James Benet left the United States in his 20s to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. The Republicans were backed not only by foreigners, like Benet, but also by Mexico and the Soviet Union. After his side lost, Benet came back to a United States where he was immediately viewed as a communist.
Ernest Hemingway captures the imagination of many Americans. His summer of 1959 was well-documented in photos, but for the longest time no one knew who was in the photos, or where they were taken. Now more information has come to life, thanks to extensive research.