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Smarty Pants

Roughing It

Roughing It

Ted Conover on life off-grid

Stephanie Bastek

The Abortion Underground

The Abortion Underground

Laura Kaplan on the vital work of Jane

Stephanie Bastek

Tulsa 2022

Tulsa 2022

RJ Young on the commemoration—and commercialization—of the massacre’s centenary

Stephanie Bastek

For the Love of Horror

For the Love of Horror

Joe Vallese collects 25 queer reflections on formative films

Stephanie Bastek

The Fantasy of Real Life

The Fantasy of Real Life

Ling Ma on telling stories that see our world sideways

Stephanie Bastek

Welcome to the Osmocosm

Welcome to the Osmocosm

Harold McGee explains the science behind a universe of smells

Stephanie Bastek

Fifty Years of Song

Fifty Years of Song

Joy Harjo celebrates her life in poetry

Stephanie Bastek

Ordinary Madness

Ordinary Madness

Kate Summerscale on the fixations and fears that make us human

Stephanie Bastek

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

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Read me a Poem

“The Sadness of Clothes” by Emily Fragos

“The Sadness of Clothes” by Emily Fragos

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“We Lived Happily During the War” by Ilya Kaminsky

“We Lived Happily During the War” by Ilya Kaminsky

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“For My People” by Margaret Walker

“For My People” by Margaret Walker

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Glow of the Night Sky” by Jaan Kaplinski

“The Glow of the Night Sky” by Jaan Kaplinski

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

“The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“He Is Quiet and So Am I” by Mahmoud Darwish

“He Is Quiet and So Am I” by Mahmoud Darwish

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Plurality” by Louis MacNeice

“Plurality” by Louis MacNeice

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Under a Certain Little Star” by Wislawa Szymborska

“Under a Certain Little Star” by Wislawa Szymborska

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Yellow Star That Goes With Me” by Jessica Greenbaum

“The Yellow Star That Goes With Me” by Jessica Greenbaum

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Unending Love” by Rabindranath Tagore

“Unending Love” by Rabindranath Tagore

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

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