LITERATURE

Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson in "Wild Nights with Emily," the latest film about the Amherst, Massachusetts, poet.
Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

More than 130 years after Emily Dickinson's death, scholars and devotees continue to scrutinize her poetry and rewrite her life story. 

A still from the 1923 movie "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille.
Public Domain

Happy (belated) Public Domain Day!  Welcome, public, to 1923! Welcome, 1923, to the public domain!  

Writer Grace Lin recommends some multicultural kids' books families might enjoy this winter season.
NEPR

It's that time of year again: when we turn to author and illustrator Grace Lin for her list of the year's best children's books. 

Springfield Cemetery
Michael Carolan / Courtesy Michael Carolan

A household name across the country, Josiah Gilbert Holland sold over a half-million copies of his books in his lifetime.

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What could possibly bring together a painter, an economist, a pastor and a planetary scientist? If you ask the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the answer is simpler than you may think: They've all shown creativity, potential for future achievements — and the likelihood that $625,000, meted out over five years, will help them complete their grand designs.

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