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Actor and writer Jason Segel shares with us three books that changed his life.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu, speaking at a panel entitled "A Leading Role: A conversation about Women in Classical Music" at the Library of Congress in October.
Sure our Big Read authors inspire us to read, but they can also inspire us to write! Here are five suggestions for writing prompts based on books in the Big Read library . Have your Big Read-inspired writing prompt to add? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page. Happy writing! 1...
As Nicholas Viselli says, there are certain professional limitations that sometimes come along with disabilities: “If I'm in a wheelchair, I might not ever be able to work construction on a high-rise building. If I'm blind, I might not ever be able to be a brain surgeon.” But in the arts, whether...
A sneak peek at our fall-inspired Pinterest board.
When pop culture icons become a source of worship, when we look to fashion magazines for personal guidance, what does it say about where we put our faith? In Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos , on view at New York’s El Museo del Barrio through December 19th, artist Rodriguez Calero fuses hip-hop...
Tony Garcia, executive artistic director of Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center , likes to tell the story of the drum house. According to Garcia, pre-Columbian peoples believed “that a community was not whole until it had a space for its drum,” he said. “They meant a place where the drum...
What can you find on the Big Read Pinterest page ? How about author interviews, traditional dance demonstrations, and book discussion? Not to mention great pics of Big Read giveaways like Emily Dickinson poem-in-a-pocket cards, Big Read displays and readers around town, and terrific designs for...
Wish your kids loved jazz as much as you do? Here are some tips for getting them started.
We talk to actor and writer Jason Segel about what he learned from playing David Foster Wallace, what gets him to "yes," and the decision that changed his life.

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