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Articles with keyword "books"

Louise Gluck


Louise Glück

A poet whose seering lyricism defies facile attempts to characterize it.

Ron Chernow


Ron Chernow

A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.

View of a lake in Maine


E. B. White’s Song of Summer

His famous essay takes us to Maine.

photo, woman standing in museum examining painting


How to Visit a Museum

Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture

Orange being compressed in a hand vise


Who Said, “Compression Is the First Grace of Style”? Democritus or Demetrius?

An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones


Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali at lunch


When Muhammad Ali Wrote a Poem with Marianne Moore

Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.

Wayne Wiegand


Impertinent Questions with Wayne Wiegand

Our public libraries keep communities together.

Galileo's Idol


Ex Libris

Garrison Keillor in his signature footwear.


The Next Stage of Garrison Keillor:

After 40 years on the radio, what to do next?