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.
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.
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.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
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.
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.
Producer Phoebe Judge visits Northern India’s Ganges River, where people bathe and pray and lines pour out sewage every day.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
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