Dick Gordon speaks to Francois Rolland, a 2012 MacArthur Genius Award winner, about making bows for violin, viola and cello in his studio.
Several selections from Anne-Sophie Mutter's music including Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 II. Adiago and Tango Song and Dance by Andre Previn and Anne-Sophie Mutter
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.
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.
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 poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
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.
Interviews with the man behind some of the Marx Brothers' greatest lines.
We offer another missive from Egypt from the Poetic Portraits of a Revolution. This one muses on the idea of heroes. The poets are Kane Smego, Mohammad Moussa and Will McInerney.
Dick speaks with Nik Wallenda, who was raised by a clan of tight rope walkers known as the Flying Wallendas.
Guest host Sean Cole sits down with Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR's On The Media, to figure out what was true and not true on social media after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Jim Behrle reads his poem from the anthology The Blind See Only This World
Nick Flynn, a poet and writer who grew up in and around Boston, reads a poem about the Boston Marathon.
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