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An Eye for an Iris: DeMent Delivers True Blue Storytelling

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When viral videos and social media darlings start to matter more than the written word, it's refreshing to see a storyteller like Iris DeMent follow a family tradition and let her straightforward songs do the talking.

The Sufferings of Young Everyman

Francis Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When you read about the lives of great thinkers and artists, one is forced to note that the human factor is the one thing that is often missing.

Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Marilyn Hacker, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is one of our greatest exponents of poetry written in traditional forms, using sonnets...