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A pile of Marvel and DC comics.
May 03, 2018

Super humans

The mortals who bring comic book characters to life.

Laurie Metcalf in “Three Tall Women”
April 26, 2018

One tall woman

An interview with Laurie Metcalf (“Three Tall Women,” “Roseanne,” “Lady Bird”), a miniature play and jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery.

"Uncle Tom's cabin" by Nace Brock
April 19, 2018

American Tricons

American Icons 3-pack: “Amazing Grace,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “Spoon River Anthology.”

Domino’s Pizza mascot The Noid
April 12, 2018

A void: The Noid

The triumph and tragedy of a pizza mascot.

Walt Whitman in Brooklyn, 1872
April 05, 2018

Poets who know it

Inside the heart and soul of American poetry.

Laurie Anderson performing in 1999
March 29, 2018

What Laurie Anderson lost

How the multimedia artist bounced back from losing Lou Reed — and so much more.

Capturing the sounds of wildlife
March 22, 2018

The art of noise

The pioneers who turn the sound of everyday objects into music.

Styx performing at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on July 31, 2017.
March 15, 2018

Babe I’m leaving

The case for the earnest Styx ballad, plus the Brothers Weisberg on “The Americans” and “Trumpcast,” living with the “Truman Show” disorder and remembering art collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

Toni Morrison in 2004.
March 08, 2018

Late bloomers

Midlife breakthroughs with Toni Morrison, David Chase and Philip Glass.

A few of this year’s Oscars contenders.
February 28, 2018

The shape of Oscar

Underrated and overrated performances from this year’s Oscars, and how to make a political acceptance speech that doesn’t get booed.