Tim’m T. West has been trying to reconcile his masculinity with his homosexuality since he was a kid. Now the gay-identified hip-hop artist uses his music and prose to understand his relationship with his father and what it means to be a man.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
Thoughts on working from a paperboy, and a waitress in interviews by Studs Terkel.
Photographer Wendy Ewald re-visits an Innu community after 40 years.
Nick Flynn, a poet and writer who grew up in and around Boston, reads a poem about the Boston Marathon.
A young fashion entrepreueur brings jobs home.
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