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The Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, plus the making of a Bowie mashup and “American Animals” director Bart Layton.
How do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans.
How Jim Henson brought the Muppets to life.
How pets inspire and confound us.
Women who create stories about what it means to be a mother now.
The mortals who bring comic book characters to life.
An interview with Laurie Metcalf (“Three Tall Women,” “Roseanne,” “Lady Bird”), a miniature play and jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery.
American Icons 3-pack: “Amazing Grace,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “Spoon River Anthology.”
The triumph and tragedy of a pizza mascot.
Inside the heart and soul of American poetry.
July 26, 2018
How did a German streetwalker become the All-American Girl?
Design for the Real World
The Frisbee wasn’t invented by a toy company. It came from a baker in the 1870s.
The history — and future — of playgrounds.
July 19, 2018
What Queen Bey’s music can teach us about scripture — and vice versa.
Arts, Culture & Media
Casey Trela watches movies for a living.
Cleveland welcomes more than 100 global artists into 28 venues for an ambitious city-wide art takeover.
July 12, 2018
The music that makes Marvel’s hip-hop superhero.
How the 1965 R&B classic made Wilson Pickett a star.
The outrageous, pioneering comics of autobiographical cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
June 28, 2018
If “Fifty Shades of Grey” is such a bestseller, who’s actually reading it?
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