“Advice to a Girl” by Sara Teasdale

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Web Essays

A Million Kindnesses

Honoring Jim Lehrer, beloved newsman and friend

by Robert Wilson | Friday, January 24, 2020

Measure by Measure

The Composer as Dissident

Karl Amadeus Hartmann and the act of bearing witness

by Sudip Bose | Friday, January 24, 2020

Asturias Days

The Bucket

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Read Me a Poem

“miss rosie” by Lucille Clifton

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Portrait of the Artist

Molly Springfield

A Trick of the Eye

by Noelani Kirschner | Monday, January 20, 2020

Web Essays

Revolutionary Chaos

The first-ever English translation of a 20th-century Russian masterpiece

by Gary Saul Morson | Friday, January 17, 2020

Asturias Days

The Writing on the Wall

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Web Essays

William Holden, Model Prisoner

How the actor defined the ideal, postwar man

by David Lehman | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Read Me a Poem

“I Knew a Woman” by Theodore Roethke

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Norman Maclean and Me

Advice for living and drinking from the author of A River Runs Through It

by Rebecca McCarthy

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This Man Should Not Be Executed

Billy Joe Wardlow murdered a man, but mitigating facts say he should not pay for that crime with his life

by Lincoln Caplan

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Kiev: New Leader, Old Troubles

Dysfunction still prevails in Ukraine, especially in the war-torn east; for the rest of the country, the challenges are financial.

by Megan Buskey


Channeling Emerson

At work in his timeless, smoke-scented, ghost-crammed study at the old manse

by James Marcus
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Let It Snow


An excerpt from Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration
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