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A paraplegic man demonstrates an exoskeleton.Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images In the last decade or so, articles lamenting and/or questioning the …Future Tense
Vitor Pordeus makes a good Hamlet. Bearded, handsome, angry at the world, he stands at the centre of his group of actors. Like a force of nature that …Mental Illness
Moving Forward founder Starla Hilliard-Barnes with the foundation assistant directors David Singleton, left, and Matt Sather. The foundation will be …Sather
Literary Arts and OPB have partnered to bring some of world’s greatest thinkers to audiences across Oregon and around the world. The Archive Project …Radio
They say that everyone has at least one good book in them. Does that make you a writer? Or is it more than that? Is it something you decide to be, …
Violent trauma limits TV characters physically, but it’s great for actors; it gives them new challenges and lets them shine apart from their …Trauma
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A leading U.S. amputee athlete seeking to compete in next year's Paralympic Games in Brazil has been sidelined from training after his $30,000 prosthetic running leg was stolen from his car in San Francisco, he said on Thursday.
The prosthesis, consisting of a carbon fiber …California
Can you name these famous books by their cover design alone?
The Americans is a series that is merciless toward its characters, and wrenching on its viewers. Showrunner Joseph Weisberg and his talented bench of …Sort
It’s not difficult to spot Karl Ove Knausgaard waiting at Ystad train station. Partly, it must be said, because there’s no one else present at the open-air platform on a brilliantly cloudless February afternoon in southernmost Sweden. Yet even if there had been a large crowd, Knausgaard is the sort …Writing
“My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in …Poetry
First things first: major college athletics programs hiring a relative or coach of a coveted blue-chip recruit is a tactic that's been around for years, and if it's traditionally been more prevalent in college basketball, it's far, far from unheard of in college football.
In other words: feel free …Soccer
Over the Christmas holiday, I traveled with fantastic children. Intensely curious. Intellectually insatiable. Addicted to history, science, botany, …Kids
Birdman and Boyhood became the toast of the Oscars not just because of their merits as movies, but the extraordinary ways they were made. Together, they have upended the form of mainstream cinema: Boyhood was put together in 12 years, while Birdman appears to have been shot in one seamless take, …Werner Herzog
The essay below is the result of an ongoing contemplation about whether, as a poet of color, I have a special obligation to write "political poems" …Literacy
The Rise of the Nameless NarratorPhotograph by Martin Parr/MagnumIn popular conceptions of dystopia, names are often among the first things to …Narrator
I caught the writing bug during my undergraduate days at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and although I’d been born and raised in that …Writing
Tim Parks’s piece asking why published authors are shown so much respect begins with the career of Salman Rushdie. An easy mark. But Parks’s larger …
Last week in Mumbai, trying to recover from some respiratory bug that is clinging like scale to my throat and lungs, I stared at the brick walls of …Travel Writing
I am standing alone on a beach, listening to the Pacific. As each wave rolls in—booming, roaring, growling, hissing—I listen to its voice: the unique …Anthropocene
When I was getting my MFA in 2007, I found myself enrolled in a teaching practicum designed to help me and other prospective MFAs and PhDs on …Writing
I went out with a guy based on his use of dashes once. Within moments of our first interaction — over text message — I was basically in love.
He didn’t just use the lazy singular dash (“-”) as a pause between his thoughts, or even the more time-consuming double-dash (“—”). Nope. This man used a …Punctuation
Half an hour on the slow train from Antwerp, surrounded by flat, sparsely populated farmlands, Geel (pronounced, roughly, ‘Hyale’) strikes the …Psychiatry
Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One by Ryan BoudinotI recently left a teaching position in a master of fine …
In Bryan Bliss' debut novel, 16-year-old Abigail's family follows a charismatic preacher to San Francisco, where they live in a van to wait out the …Religion
When I was in high school, I got one and only detention—for plagiarism. Sister Marie watched me from her rolling stool as I erased and wiped the …Poetry
One of our favorite questions to ask an author is, why this and not that? Why short stories instead of novels? Why poetry, not prose? Why nonfiction? …Authors