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Common, Cats & Conspiracies: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts

It's been yet another bizarre, controversy-filled week on the Arts page. We've featured everything from a cute cat photographer to controversy at Cann...

Lost in the Common Controversy: The White House Celebrates Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The decision to invite hip-hop artist and actor Common to read poetry drew a surprising amount of furor from the right, which tarnished what was otherwise a great day for poetry.

Poetry Jam At The White House

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

President Obama described the first ever White House Poetry Jam as a chance to "celebrate the power of words and music to help us appreciate beauty, but also to understand pain."

Obamas Host Poetry Jam: "Enjoy, Have Fun And Be Loose" (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The president and first lady hosted an evening of music and poetry in the East Room of the White House Tuesday evening. "We're here tonight not just ...

Asymmetrical Shine: Michelle Obama At Poetry Jam (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama had her long-awaited poetry jam at the White House Tuesday night. Read about the event here. Dressed for spring, the First Lady wore a...

Obama Poetry Slam Being Held Tuesday Night

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama continues the theme of affordable health care today, a day after enlisting the help of the health industry i...