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Sarah Rose Nordgren reads “The Performance” from her debut collection, “Best Bones.” When she wrote the poem, she was thinking about self-inflicted violence and women. “One of the things I was thinking about in a...
At a time when documentaries are getting more attention from mainstream moviegoers, Ken Burns, the documentarian behind epics including “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and two dozen other films, says the best advice he can offer aspiring...
Watch the PBS NewsHour’s full interview with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Nigerians stood in long lines to vote for their next president over the weekend, and on Monday were still awaiting...
Sen. Marco Rubio, a first-term Republican from Florida, is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. president on April 13. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen....
The University of Michigan’s new head football coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly will make $7 million this year. That’ second only to Alabama’s Nick Saban, who earns around $7.2 million a season. At a time when academic spending per...
A pair of recent studies found that as people grow, they are more likely to trust others on average. Photo by Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Despite what conventional wisdom may suggest, new research has revealed that people tend to be more willing to...