Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the
women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold
efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the
phrase "identity unknown" while each male...
Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor
organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he
loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers' strike of 1981,
he succumbs to addiction and exhausts the fam...
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Emily Young talks to author Elizabeth Fournier about her new book The Green
Funeral expenses in the United States average more than $10,000. And every
year conventional funerals bury millions of tons of wood, concrete, and
metals, as well as millions o...
Forrest Gander’s first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core
Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into
the exquisite nature of intimacy
"Utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander
grieves and wonde...
Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the
proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own
bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and
sharing. Starting with Hodson’s own work exper...
Host Ken Jones talks with Poe Ballantine, author of the new book Whirlaway:
The Great American Loony Bin, Horseplaying & Record-Collecting Novel,
published by Portland’s Hawthorne Press.
Poe has published seven books and hundreds of stories and essays, many of
which have a...
“In TO THE BRIDGE, Nancy Rommelmann takes what many consider the most
unforgivable of crimes—a mother set on murdering her own children—and
delivers something thoughtful and provocative: a deeply reported, sensitively
told, all-too-relevant tragedy of addiction and codep...