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Actor Neil Patrick Harris explains the unique, interactive concept behind his forthcoming memoir, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (Crown Archetype, 2014). Within the fun adventure of the book, Harris also discusses serious topics from his life.
Although there are no poets in tonight's finale of the popular reality show America's Got Talent, a young poet won the South African version of the show two years ago. Botlhale Boikanyo's performance of "Africa My Pride" won over the audience and judges, receiving a standing ovation and the prize.
"The Review is based on the idea that highly skillful, intelligent people can write about any subject." Directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, this documentary, which airs September 29 on HBO, traces the fifty-year history of the New York Review of Books.
"What hit me first before the meaning of the poetry was the musicality, the phrasing, the rhythm of it." Inspired by a recording of Dylan Thomas poems read by actor Richard Burton, choreographer Christopher Bruce created this performance piece for the Scottish Ballet. The dancers move without music, using only Burton's voice and Thomas's words as inspiration.
"I've met very few cabdrivers who set out to be cabdrivers." Where To? A Hack Memoir by Dmitry Samarov includes illustrations by the author capturing his encounters with fellow cabdrivers, drunken passengers, and potholes. Samarov's book was published this month by Curbside Splendor, a Chicago-based indie press that was featured in a previous installment of Small Press Points.