Studs Terkel . . . One of a Kind

Louis “Studs” Terkel was born in the Bronx in 1912 to Russian-Jewish parents who relocated [...]

Five Great American Short Stories

Short stories are often unfairly relegated to a rank below that of their novelistic cousins. [...]

Move to the Beat: Crash Course on Beat Poetry

What’s Happening in the 1950s? World War II ended in 1945. America entered the 1950s [...]


Hidden Talents: A Recipe from Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was more than a sharp wordsmith; she also knew her way around the [...]

5 Ekphrastic Poems By American Writers To Read Right Now

Art and poetry have been inspiring each other for a long time, which is why [...]

Bob Weide and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Cast Documentary Hocus Pocus

On April 11, 2007, one of America’s most witty and wonderful science fiction writers took [...]

An Introduction to Carl Sagan

If you’re anything like me, then you are not an astrophysicist.  But you might know [...]

Five Famous American Self-Publishers

Some of the most well-known authors published their own work at some point in their [...]

Four Contemporary Native American Poets to Read Today

Sherman Alexie One of my personal favorite poets, Alexie is a joy to read both [...]

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