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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

If I Only Had a Brain!

If I Only Had a Brain!

Inside the extraordinary minds of people who feel others’ emotions, hear hallucinations, and get lost in their own homes

Stephanie Bastek

I Will Not Make Any More Boring Podcasts

I Will Not Make Any More Boring Podcasts

What John Baldessari’s conceptual art can teach us about life during the pandemic

Stephanie Bastek

Sitting Down With Witold Rybczynski

Sitting Down With Witold Rybczynski

The writer and architect talks chairs

Stephanie Bastek

Four-Legged Friends

Four-Legged Friends

How the horse has carried us through history

Stephanie Bastek

The Ghosts of Nazi Germany

The Ghosts of Nazi Germany

We’ve all but forgotten the frenzy of witch trials and wonder doctors of the postwar period—but why?

Stephanie Bastek

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Read me a Poem

“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

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“A Bird, came down the Walk” by Emily Dickinson

“A Bird, came down the Walk” by Emily Dickinson

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Sonnet 14” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Sonnet 14” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Wait” by Galway Kinnell

“Wait” by Galway Kinnell

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Pangur Bán” by Anonymous

“Pangur Bán” by Anonymous

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Messiah” by Gulzar

“Messiah” by Gulzar

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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Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

By by Douglas B. Downey

An excerpt from How Schools Really Matter: Why Our Assumption About Schools and Inequality Is Mostly Wrong by Douglas B. Downey
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