AM Radio, your morning dispatch of rock and lit news

“The Portrait of a Lady” re-framed

Henry James’s “The Portrait of a Lady” is given a modern day review in The New Yorker.

Regina Spektor, the “Soviet kid”

Listen to Spektor discuss her heritage, her musical idiosyncrasies and her newest album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.

The Norton Anthology turns 50

In a New York Times interview about the hefty tome all English majors have on their bookshelves, founding general editor M. H. Abrams declares, “Life without literature is a life reduced to penury.”


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