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Amanda Gorman and the Poetry of Presidential Inaugurations

“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”  Percy Shelley penned this famous phrase in…

Fran Lebowitz is the Dinner Party Guest We Can Only Wish For

Fran Lebowitz is a contradiction interested in contradictions. For instance, she despises people but loves…

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Stories We Tell: How Imagination Reveals Reality

An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy Art is often thought of as something separate. We…

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The Art of Coffee: Your Favorite Artists Paired With Your Favorite Coffees

Why should wine and cheese get all the hype? In the culinary arts, pairings highlight…

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Your Summer Reading List: Classic Novels That Are Oh-So-Relevant in 2020

Without summer concerts, camps, or sporting events, you’re bound to have a bit more time…

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Your Summer Reading List Should Include These Books About the Black American Experience

There’s no better way to build empathy than to see the world through someone else’s…

Literary Trailblazer Edgar Allan Poe’s Legacy Lives on in Philadelphia

While many think of Baltimore as Edgar Allan Poe’s hometown, the author’s literary career truly began in Philadelphia.