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A handful of podcasts to add to your summer listening list.
Read our complete interview with comedian and podcaster Marc Maron here .
“What could be more American, more vitally important to our own time, than to let voices in, and to listen?” -- Don Share Don Share is the editor of Poetry magazine and an acclaimed poet and translator. His recent books include Union (Eyewear, 2013), Wishbone (Black Sparrow, 2012), and Bunting’s...
When Paul Willis was growing up in rural Illinois, there wasn’t an LGBTQ student group at his high school, nor was there easy access to mentors, resources, or information. The same went for college. It wasn’t until Willis moved to Minneapolis after college that he encountered a visible LGBTQ...
A collection of quotes about why the arts matter.
You've probably figured out by now that we're huge fans of reading. Not only is it fun to do, but as reported here , it has lasting, concrete benefits to our lives in general. Still don't believe us? Here are seven more reasons to love reading. Some of us read rapaciously and with mysterious...
With Blue Star Museums officially underway, and the Big Read winding down for summer, it’s time for a special blog post combo. What better way to help get your kids excited for a museum visit than through a book? Below are five books that will get children museum-ready, whether it means...
As we get ready for Memorial Day, we thought we’d take a look at patriotism through a poet’s eyes; namely, Walt Whitman’s. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Whitman was living and writing in Brooklyn, New York. But in 1862, he headed south after reading in the New York Herald that his brother,...
Let's face it--one of the hallmarks of youth is the unassailable, absolute certainty that one knows absolutely everything. But, in truth, while age may bring wrinkles and gray hair and the absolutely certainty that we don't actually know everything, age also brings wisdom. In that spirit, we offer...
We know a lady never tells her age, but we can't help it--we're excited to be turning 50 this September! And how do we plan to celebrate? By sharing your stories of how the arts have impacted and made a difference in your lives. Whether you want to send us photos, make a video, sing a song, or...

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