The New York literary scene was wowed a couple of weeks ago when poet Nikky Finney accepted a National Book Award for her book, "Head Off & Split".
Glen Creason, the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, finds so many maps in one house, he doubles the library’s collection.
Celebrating the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Illustrator Matt Kish speaks with Dick about how he channeled an obsession with Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick into a work of art for each page of the novel.
A profile of violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird from Jonathan Menjivar.
An auctioneer calls off plans to auction the initial resting place of Elvis Presley in Memphis.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
Dick speaks with Matt Sheehy, a Portland songwriter, about how his work as a forester appears in his music.
Dick remembers hearing Whitney Houston when he worked in Russia.
Andrea Morales captured the details of coming of age in a small Ohio town by spending time with young women. The honesty of those photographs caught the eye of photography judges at Time Magazine.
When Daniela Robles was told by educational consultants that she had to follow a "script" in class, she decided to bolster her own education to fight these rigid rules
Melanie Wood was the first American-born woman to be one of the top 5 scorers and earn the title of a Putnam Fellow. Now a math professor at the University of Wisconsin, she walks Dick through a serious math problem.
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