Literature and Poetry
Inspired by the Lux Radio Theatre of the 1930’s and 40’s, Gotham Radio Theatre brings the experience of actors performing in vintage radio style. Masterpiece plays and screenplays are performed live, by an ensemble of actors and sound performers as if you were in a radio sound stage more »
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. Where can you find more information on why a particular book was banned? more »
Biographer Gwinn writes in Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism that Balch “had been fundamental to the life and work of Jane Addams and other settlement and peace workers; she had been an influential teacher, revered friend, a respected scholar and visionary thinker." Dr. Mukherjee, author of Emperor of All Maladies, explains with great clarity just exactly what cancer is, how much we know about it at this point, and possible new directions in which the world of science might proceed to deal with it. more »
CultureWatch Review of 1493 by Charles Mann: Pause and batten down the hatches before you plunge in!
Julia Sneden reviews 1493 by Charles Mann and wonders whether it would come up to the standard Mann had set so high with 1491. She writes, "The answer, dear reader, is a resounding 'Yes!' That answer does not, however, come without a few caveats." more »