Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
Glen Creason, the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, finds so many maps in one house, he doubles the library’s collection.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Radio producer Sean Cole is a poet (and he knows what you think of poets). One night, drunk and stumbling along the Hudson River with his friend Malissa O’Donnell, he discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes. See more photos here.
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.
A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
A tribute to the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Ray Williams tells the story of signing Elton John.
A profile in words and music of the New Orleans composer, producer and musician. This comes from producer David Schulman of Musicians In Their Own Words.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums.
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