We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move. He competed in high school and later coached. He says wrestling and writing both require discipline. This feature comes from Shaul Schwarz and Time’s LightBox blog.
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
Bobby Rush talks about inspiration for his music.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
A visit to a competition among American Singer Canaries.
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.
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.
Dick talks to a man living near Colorado’s Waldo Canyon, where a wildfire has burned more than 24 square miles.
Fiona Fairhurst modeled a swimsuit after sharks’ skin, and it helped swimmers shatter records at the 2000 Olympics.
A coach who helped a boy from West Chicago become an Olympic wrestler.
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