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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.
April 19, 2018
This is the book of poetry that cast a shadow on America’s white picket fence.
April 13, 2018
How a whimsical advertising mascot became part of a really dark story.
April 12, 2018
The writer for “The Simpsons,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Newhart” on being the only woman in the writers’ room.
In devastatingly raw songs, Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie chronicles his grief after his wife’s death.
April 05, 2018
How the U.S. poet laureate found inspiration in the sci-fi visions of David Bowie.
Tracy K. Smith announces the winner of our listener poetry challenge: poems inspired by pop stars.
This is the poem that taught America to sing itself.
Terrance Hayes may be the only poet to be named a MacArthur fellow, a National Book Award winner and one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.”
March 29, 2018
London artist and writer Jess Thom, who has Tourette syndrome, has transformed her quirky disability into raw material for other artists.
After her husband’s death and a devastating flood, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson finds hope in the face of loss.
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