Life slows down when you can’t drive
Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
And the immigrant composer who predicted a different future
Dvořák once predicted that American classical music would be rooted in the black vernacular. Why, then, has the field remained so white?
On feeling the pull of home
In an era of global warming, not all tree-related questions are equal.
Without a Shadow of a Doubt
Poems read aloud, beautifully
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, we’re revisiting our interview with environmental reporter Elizabeth Rush. Smarty Pants host Stephanie Bastek asks what the future looks like for America’s coastal residents, especially as climate change contributes to rising sea levels and worsening storm seasons. “The options for the people and animals in these places is stark: retreat or die,” Bastek says. “Those are the options we generally associate with far-off islands, like Fuji or Kiribati. But dramatic, life-changing climate change is happening right now in our own backyard.”
An Excerpt from Wild Horses of the Summer Sun
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