Frank Stasio, host of radio program The State of Things, talks to poet Joy Harjo about her latest collection, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.
This biography outlines the life of Phillis Wheatley, who became a published poet despite being enslaved.
Tom Sutcliffe, who writes about the arts and media, examines artists’ struggle to make works relating to 9/11.
According to the author of this article, movies in genres such as horror and science fiction are being recognized as part of the mainstream because audiences connect with them in meaningful ways.
What can the camera tell us about the lives and work of famous authors? In this article, poet Mark Strand examines an 1891 photograph of Walt Whitman.
A museum educator gives some practical tips for viewing art and refutes the idea that museum visitors need to study ahead of time or follow a prescribed approach.
Where do fairy tales and legends come from? At least one well-known tale is rooted in a real historic event.
Shakespeare and puppets may not seem like a natural combination, but this theater review makes the case that puppets are the perfect metaphor for the couple at the forefront of The Tragedy of Macbeth.
Read about five poets who used poetry as a means of protest.
Writer Kennedy Warne reflects on his admiration of Henry David Thoreau after a day spent at Walden Pond. View the image gallery at the top of the article to see the inspirational location.
Author Tim O’Brien talks to a reporter from The Washington Post about how he remains deeply haunted by his time as a solider in the Vietnam War.
The nonprofit group Common Sense Media has created a rating that labels television shows and movies as having “positive gender representations.” Read this article to find out why they created the label and what falls into the category.
Check out this article to find out more about the quirky subgenre of “plant horror.”
Music may bring people together, but how they experience it is individual. Watch the video for an explanation of how our cultural backgrounds influence the emotions music makes us feel.
In this interview, fairy tale author Jack Zipes discusses why fairy tales matter, who their audience is, and how they influence the horror genre.
Writer James Parker contemplates the connection contemporary society has with the epic poem and reviews some of the film and comic book adapations of the past two decades.
High-achievers from a variety of industries explain how learning to play music helped make them successful.
In this podcast, the creator of an art installation in Manchester, England, discusses how she used real-time data that informed poems written by A.I. and were displayed around the city.
Unlike Andy Goldsworthy, artist Donald Judd created some of his best-known works with unmistakably man-made forms and materials. But changes in nature play a key role in his art as well, in the form of the ever-changing light of West Texas.
Click this link for a list of valuable social lessons that are reflected in some well-known horror films.