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The Many Faces of Aeneas

The Many Faces of Aeneas

How Virgil plays with our collective memory

Stephanie Bastek

Red Star Avant Garde

Red Star Avant Garde

How contemporary artists made China modern

Stephanie Bastek

What’s Happening in Myanmar

What’s Happening in Myanmar

Understanding the military coup in Myanmar

Stephanie Bastek

Home Alone, with 200,000 Friends

Home Alone, with 200,000 Friends

Coming to terms with the critters we live with

Stephanie Bastek

All in the Family

All in the Family

How the mob came to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and small towns across America

Stephanie Bastek

Death in Papua New Guinea

Death in Papua New Guinea

Chronicling the disappearance of an entire language—and everything else that goes with it

Stephanie Bastek

Looking In, Looking Out

Looking In, Looking Out

Artist Betty Yu turns the camera on her family

Stephanie Bastek

The Father of Art History

The Father of Art History

The man behind the great men of the Renaissance

Stephanie Bastek

A Solstice Send-Off

A Solstice Send-Off

A Slavic folktale to tell around the holiday fire

Stephanie Bastek

Pencil-Pushing Spies

Pencil-Pushing Spies

The secret history of how Imperial Russia kept an eye on its Chinese neighbor

Stephanie Bastek

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Read me a Poem

“Stanzas” by Emily Brontë

“Stanzas” by Emily Brontë

Amanda Holmes

“The Guest House” by Rumi

“The Guest House” by Rumi

Amanda Holmes

“Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden

“Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden

Amanda Holmes

“Love at First Sight” by Wislawa Szymborska

“Love at First Sight” by Wislawa Szymborska

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Miniature Snowstorm” by Rosamund Stanhope

“Miniature Snowstorm” by Rosamund Stanhope

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)” by Pablo Neruda

“Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes

“You, Andrew Marvell” by Archibald MacLeish

“You, Andrew Marvell” by Archibald MacLeish

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

“To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“A Prison Evening” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

“A Prison Evening” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Lights Out” by Edward Thomas

“Lights Out” by Edward Thomas

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

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Americans in Paris

A Conversation with Claude Grunitzky

A Conversation with Claude Grunitzky

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with Mira Kamdar

A Conversation with Mira Kamdar

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with Lindsey Tramuta

A Conversation with Lindsey Tramuta

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with Jordan Mintzer

A Conversation with Jordan Mintzer

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with Lauren Collins

A Conversation with Lauren Collins

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with Mathieu Lefevre

A Conversation with Mathieu Lefevre

Thomas Chatterton Williams

A Conversation with James McAuley

A Conversation with James McAuley

Thomas Chatterton Williams

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The Word—and Weird—of God

The Word—and Weird—of God

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An excerpt from A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible by Kristen Swenson
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