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This Saturday: CULT HORRORS

Cult movies are notoriously difficult to define; it's been suggested, that, like pornography, we "know it when we see it." Generally speaking a cult movie is one that earns a fanatical following over time by a small group of people. It's also a movie that bears repeated viewing and contains memorable, repeatable dialogue. Cult movies also frequently (preferably?) contain such socially unacceptable ingredients as horror, sex, violence, and/or (at least before “2001: A Space Odyssey”) science fiction. Much of the appeal of cult movies lies in their neglect by the larger popular culture and the contempt of "respectable" critics and viewers. That’s certainly true of the films on this program, all of which were released into relative obscurity but soon thereafter attained cult status.
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National Poetry Month

Celebrate the artful arrangement of words all month long by browsing our extensive online collection of poetry. From new poets to world-renowned authors, you'll find poetry discussions, author interviews and poetry readings from Poet Laureate Jason Magabo Perez, N. Scott Momaday, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovanni, Sunni Patterson, Jane Hirshfield, and many others.
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