If there ever was a person who could be anointed as the queen of all media, it would be Maya Angelou. The St. Louis-born writer obtained widespread admiration for more than a half-century of work, from her groundbreaking autobiographies to her prolific writing for the stage and the screen.
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This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!"
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Photo by Jon ScorfinaThough records are most commonly thought of as a way to listen to music, they were also the first medium to document the majesty and mystery of the spoken human voice. Local poet and former Streetside Records employee Philip Gounis is a lifelong collector of spoken-word r ... More >>