An interview with the director of a new documentary film about Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories inspired the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
"I wanted to write in proximity to these lives because they are part of my community. So many of their anxieties were anxieties that I shared."
"What does it mean to live? It means to be alive. It means to dance because you can. It means to celebrate."
"There's some of me in every character I write--male, woman, no matter the age--there's a little bit of me in there."
"Girls should have the ability and the education and the information to make logical choices themselves about what they want to do with their bodies."
New book tells in words and images the story of an Indiana town whose utopian past is a palpable presence.
"I... listen to NPR every morning, hoping to hear his voice on the radio, so I can go over to the canvas still in the corner of my room and begin to paint."
Just like a plumber or any other crafts person you have to have tools.
Nancy Hiller and Kendall Reeves' A Home of Her Own is an anthology of radical tales of female reinvention, disguised as a coffee table book for decorators.
Sallyann Murphey might be a Londoner by birth, but her writing about Brown County is part of the legacy of American transcendentalists like Thoreau and Emerson.