This list describes how 25 women were inspired by nature and used it heavily in their writing.
Writer Megan O’Grady describes how she is inspired by the work of Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska.
Learn about playright Eugene O’Neill in this short biography.
Professor and author Jeanne C. Reesman extols the writing of Jack London.
Read about poet Robert Hayden and listen to him recite part of one of his most famous poems.
The Mastheads, a residency program for writers, built five small studios inspired by famous local authors, such as Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, for its recipients to work in.
Learn how an uncovered painting provided historians with new details of George Washington’s army.
Click this link to learn more about Sherman Alexie, author of “The Powwow at the End of the World,” who believes many Native American stories and voices need to be heard.
A film historian at Baylor University believes horror movies are so compelling because they reflect the difficult and disturbing aspects of our society and ourselves.
The Scottish setting of Macbeth seems crucial—after all, it’s Scottish history—but numerous adaptations set around the globe have proved that the setting is far from essential.
Two faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh have teamed up to study the science of fear. They are interested in learning more about the psychological benefits of being scared.
Critic Zachary Woolf reviews a 2017 production of Hamlet by Brett Dean. He compares it with other versions of the play, as well as operatic productions of other Shakespeare works.
Writer Maisie Skidmore discusses the power of photography to record protest movements.
Critic Meghan O’Rourke argues that publishing drafts of Elizabeth Bishop’s work reveals more of the American poet’s brilliance.
Take a look at some stunning and captivating imagery from The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 Awards in Britain. The captions provide some descriptive background to each image.
The use of technologies such as CGI (computer-generated imagery) can make a little bear from Peru appear very real. We take on board the personality and challenges of the “guy” as if he were human. Read more about the technical challanges here.
In his latest art installation, Leandro Erlich uses mirrors to create an optical illusion on a grand scale. Watch this video interview with the artist.
Among the more well-known male writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance existed women who also deserve to be recognized. Read about three writers whose work reflected being both black and female.
Architect Michael Pawlyn recently presented an exhibition of architectural structures that use the power of nature’s designs. See how plant tissue and marine organisms could influence buildings in the future.
The World Orchestra for Peace brings together the best musicians from around the world to play in the spirit of peace and unity, even if that means the musicians are from warring countries. Learn about this remarkable group, and watch a video of its performance in Jerusalem.