‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ and Liz Phair

October 10, 2019

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An American Icon and Liz Phair.

An American Icon and Liz Phair.

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Richard Laschon/Alamy Stock Photo, Elizabeth Weinberg.

Our latest Americans Icons segment is about “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Maya Angelou’s first book broke boundaries when it was published 50 years ago and still profoundly resonates with readers today. And Kurt Andersen talks with Liz Phair, the trailblazing indie rocker who’s just published a memoir.

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