Ada Limón is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.
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Ada Limón is the first woman of Mexican ancestry to be named U.S. poet laureate. Through her understanding of social media and the power of connection, she strives to make poetry accessible to everyone.
Who gets to flourish and who doesn’t?
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For people who struggle to meet their basic needs, it will take a lot more than simple psychological exercises to flourish. It will take systemic change.
‘The Basketball Game.’
Photojournalist Ron Tarver spent years photographing people largely ignored in mythic depictions of white cowboys and the American West.
‘With Dad,’ Marlborough, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 1998.
What does an artist do when the subject is a disease as much as a person, and when the disease then subsumes the person – to the point where he can’t recognize his own son?
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies’ bottom lines?
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009.
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A critic of Obama’s two terms explains how the 44th president’s personality and his politics of ‘least resistance’ prevented him from rising to the moment.
Of Jennifer Silva’s sample of 108 working-class people, over two-thirds didn’t even vote in the 2016 election.
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A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
Visual artist Lorna Simpson speaks at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Medal Gala in May 2018.
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Simpson, who has made the black body the focal point of her work, discusses her biggest influences and the challenges of creating in our current cultural and political climate.
Bruce Beresford’s expansive art collection grew from flea-markets.
Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956). Exodus (Study for a mural). Photo: Jenni Carter
Bruce Beresford can’t draw, but he has wept in an art gallery. A lifelong delight in a wide range of art – from paintings to opera – has influenced his craft from a young age.
David Gulpilil as Jagamarra Jurunba, Mark Weaver as Bellyup, Dougie McCale as George and Cameron Wallaby as Pete in Satellite Boy.
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The French capital will light up to the sights and sounds of Cleverman, Samson and Delilah, and The Sapphires.
Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall talks to Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology deputy director of translational research David Handojo Muljono in Indonesia.
Nobel Laureate Barry Marshal discovered that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori caused peptic ulcers. He is using the same bacteria to create probiotics and edible vaccines.
An unlikely group of bounty hunters, bandits, and lawmen take shelter from a merciless blizzard.
Quentin Tarantino has secured his place in popular culture by reaching into neglected corners of cinema for genres that are ready for reinvention and rediscovery.
Paola Antontelli, a senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Paola Antonelli, a senior curator and director of research and development at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), caused a minor art world storm when she added videogames to the official collection…
Good research has to be sold right: Brian Kobilka.
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Brian Kobilka won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his work on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are main targets for making new drugs. Akshat Rathi, science and technology editor, and…