Studs Terkel, the late oral historian, questions what has happened to “vox humana.”
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After a bit role with DeNiro, ex-con-actor Richie Castellano moves to a small town and gets dozens of people to invest in a movie that never premieres. Why did they buy it?
China’s most famous living artist and most creative political dissident – no stranger to police beatings and imprisonment – makes a rare appearance in American media.
A 15-year-old boy travels more than a thousand miles, alone, to seek out his hero.
It was the summer of 1966 when a persistent 17-year-old with a high school radio show near Chicago got the interview of a lifetime. But only a handful of people ever got to hear the conversation, in which Ali epically riffs about fighting on Mars.
Writer and humorist David Rakoff, who died at the age of 47, wrote with a perfect balance of wit and gravity about the cancer that would ultimately take his life.
“How do we actually know that these sentences coming out of our mouths are real stories, are real sentences?” Author and illustrator Maira Kalman on her life and work.
One night, drunk and stumbling around the Hudson River with a friend, Sean Cole discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes, Walt Whitman and Frank O’Hara. And weirdly, he had been reciting from O’Hara’s Lunch Poems just minutes before. Thus began his quest to talk to the people whose idea it was.
A profile of the extraordinary rise of the British roller derby — a dynamic new expression of female identity and feminine aggression in Britain.
Reggie Watts, the comedian and musician, goes on a sonic tour of Brooklyn.