Arts and Culture

Reasons of the State

Stanley Crouch bookmarks "Reasons of State" by Alejo Carpentier.More

"Dark Reflections" by Samuel R. Delany

Junot Diaz bookmarks "Dark Reflections" by Samuel R. Delany.

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Kafka was the Rage

Jonathan Lethem bookmarks "Kafka Was the Rage" by Anatole Broyard....More

Nicole Paris

A father-daughter duo take vocal percussion from the cradle to the stage.More

Sam Coster

 How a brush with cancer inspired three brothers to build a bigger game.More

Bobby Norfolk

A master storyteller brings the Negro League’s iconic players to life.More

Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.More

violin

Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.More

Li

Yiyun Li on leaving behind her health and native language to write.More

John Waters

John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

microphone

Novelist Hari Kunzru on the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation.More

A boy in crisis.

The father of the men’s rights movement is Warren Farrell, author of the core text of the movement, “The Myth of Male Power.” Steve Paulson sat down with Farrell for a candid talk about men’s rights and masculinity in America.More

Spoken word with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Hip hop artist and poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre has his own set of responses to being told to man up. Ten to be exact.   More

Screen shot from the "American Male": http://michaelrohrbaugh.com/portfolio/main/american-male-2/

Michael Rohrbaugh's short film “American Male” portrays the pitfalls of hyper-masculinity with a punch.More

Boys at school

When Ashanti Branch first started teaching, he noticed that a lot of boys at his school were kind of checked out, absent and not on track to graduate. He decided to push them to take off the "male mask."More

Philip Glass

Philip Glass the avant-garde composer—who just celebrated his 80th birthday—has composed operas, symphonies, film scores. He also wrote a memoir called “Words Without Music”More

A scene from the last phase of Ragnarök

Writer Neil Gaiman retells the ancient Norse myth of the Twilight of the Gods and apocalyptic end of the world in his stunning new collection, “Norse Mythology.”  We added some dark radio magic.More

Hotel

It means “a couldn’t-care-less attitude,” and it’s a personal mantra for comedian Norm MacDonald.More

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