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Smarty Pants

Know Your Earworm

Know Your Earworm

Susan Rogers on figuring out why you love your favorite songs

Stephanie Bastek

Baba Yaga Comes to America

Baba Yaga Comes to America

GennaRose Nethercott on folklore, fiction, and hidden family stories

Stephanie Bastek

The Music of the Ancients

The Music of the Ancients

Christopher King on his quest to uncover the mysteries of Europe’s most enduring folk songs

Stephanie Bastek

More Than a Mere Tastemaker

More Than a Mere Tastemaker

Catherine Wilson brings self-help back to its ancient roots

Stephanie Bastek

The Butler Did It

The Butler Did It

Martin Edwards on the history of mystery

Stephanie Bastek

Don’t Forget the Death Workers

Don’t Forget the Death Workers

Hayley Campbell on the hidden labor after life

Stephanie Bastek

When Science Is Not the Answer

When Science Is Not the Answer

Sabine Hossenfelder considers the biggest questions in physics and philosophy

Stephanie Bastek

Mob Music

Mob Music

T. J. English on the surprising relationship between two grand American traditions—jazz and organized crime

Stephanie Bastek

The Original Influencer

The Original Influencer

Hilary Hallett on the enduring impact of Hollywood tastemaker Elinor Glyn

Stephanie Bastek

Take Two Shots and Call Me in the Morning

Take Two Shots and Call Me in the Morning

Camper English on when alcohol was the cure

Stephanie Bastek

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Read me a Poem

“Give Me Back My Rags” by Vasko Popa

“Give Me Back My Rags” by Vasko Popa

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Talking in Bed” by Philip Larkin

“Talking in Bed” by Philip Larkin

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“To Father” by Nini Lungalang

“To Father” by Nini Lungalang

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Singing Cat” by Stevie Smith

“The Singing Cat” by Stevie Smith

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Ich grolle nicht” by Heinrich Heine

“Ich grolle nicht” by Heinrich Heine

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Taxi” by Amy Lowell

“The Taxi” by Amy Lowell

Amanda Holmes

“Work Is My Secret Lover” by Grace Cavalieri

“Work Is My Secret Lover” by Grace Cavalieri

Amanda Holmes

“I, Lover” by Elsa Gidlow

“I, Lover” by Elsa Gidlow

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Harriet in the Promised Land” by Sam Cornish

“Harriet in the Promised Land” by Sam Cornish

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“An Introduction” by Kamala Das

“An Introduction” by Kamala Das

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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On the Road

On the Road

By by Ceilidh Michelle

An excerpt from Vagabond: Venice Beach, Slab City and Points in Between by Ceilidh Michelle
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