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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

Berlin Bops

Berlin Bops

How East German punks tore down the wall that divided them

Stephanie Bastek

Morbid and Misunderstood

Morbid and Misunderstood

The science and history of books bound in human skin

Stephanie Bastek

In Search of the Good Death

In Search of the Good Death

Examining our changing relationship with the afterlife

Stephanie Bastek

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

A global history of our oldest—and most maligned—practice

Stephanie Bastek

Quoth the Raven

Quoth the Raven

There’s evermore to ravens than you think

Stephanie Bastek

Meet the Dean of American Cooking

Meet the Dean of American Cooking

How James Beard cultivated the authentic flavors of our cuisine

Stephanie Bastek

Who’s the Nerd Now?

Who’s the Nerd Now?

How geek culture finally triumphed

Stephanie Bastek

How to Save Farming From Itself

How to Save Farming From Itself

The “quiet emergency” created by industrial agriculture

Stephanie Bastek

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Read me a Poem

“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

“The Swan” by Mary Oliver

“The Swan” by Mary Oliver

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Neutral Tones” by Thomas Hardy

“Neutral Tones” by Thomas Hardy

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Wind-Up Doll” by Forugh Farrokhzad

“Wind-Up Doll” by Forugh Farrokhzad

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Sonnet” by Elizabeth Bishop

“Sonnet” by Elizabeth Bishop

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by W. B. Yeats

“Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by W. B. Yeats

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Burnt Norton” by T. S. Eliot

“Burnt Norton” by T. S. Eliot

Amanda Holmes

“Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.” by Nissim Ezekiel

“Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.” by Nissim Ezekiel

Amanda Holmes

“I Sit and Sew” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

“I Sit and Sew” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

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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