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The strange, creative influence of Florida.
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.
May 10, 2018
Finding inspiration in a poem.
Arts, Culture & Media
May 03, 2018
It might seem like a historical footnote, but China's Boxer Rebellion is as strange and tragic as anything in fiction.
The role of race in role playing.
How Brendan Baker and Chloe Prasinos created a sound-rich world for Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night.”
April 26, 2018
The Tony Award winner makes the case for why middle age is the best.
How the jazz great ditched guitar picks and created a masterpiece.
Somewhere between theater and installation art, “Flight” tells a story of child migrants entirely through miniature models.
Salvadoran American poet Yesika Salgado breaks down her love letter to Los Angeles.
April 19, 2018
While the song has a universal message, its origins are much more complex.
This is the novel that gave slavery a bad name.
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