Tod Marshall does not lead a life of poetic contemplation—he races across the state in a blur of readings and workshops. For the end of National Poetry Month, here’s a sample of what he’s learned.
Fairness, ethics, morality—deep issues are equally at home on the sports field as in the pages of Plato, says Mike VanQuickenborne.
We humans love to talk, but not so much to listen. Why? Because true dialogue takes courage, and a willingness to be “dead wrong.”
Mayumi Tsutakawa’s father served in the US army in World War II, yet her mother was forced into a camp. On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, she discusses its history through her family’s experience.
Why is Islam paradoxically one of the most hotly discussed—and least understood—topics today?
Executive Director Julie Ziegler on the report that President Trump plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A historian seeks to uncover more about the author of “The Egg and I” and “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle” and becomes lost in Betty’s world—a place where humor overcomes tragedy, and a story deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.
The surprisingly long history of conspiracy theories in US politics.
The poet and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist on reading “The Brothers Karamozov” in one night, her love of “Middlemarch,” and how she can’t seem to return a library book.
The author of “Daredevils” has figured out how to arrange his life so that there are no bad places to read.