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Read the complete interview with Angela Pozzi of Washed Ashore here .
In many ways, “screen time” has become the scourge of modern parenting. At what age should children be given digital devices? How many hours a day should they use them? Is it safe for their brains? For their eyes? For their social development? But Houston nonprofit Writers in the Schools (WITS) is...
I don’t believe there’s any benefit in having regrets, but, you know, having my whole life carved into my body, it eliminates the luxury of denial. - Scott Campbell The deep-seated human desire to mark a loss, a transition, or to celebrate a random moment in time has driven people to tattoo artists...
Artists explore their favorite characters, relationships, scenes, and settings by making art about them.
A motorcycle accident leads to the amputation of a leg. If it happens in, say, Washington, DC, the hospital might offer several choices of prosthetic limbs, most likely covered by insurance. If, however, you live in a poorer country where the average income is $4 a day or even less, the options are...
The above quote is from Chairman Chu's remarks at " Creative Placemaking: The Role of Arts in Community Development ," which took place yesterday in Washington, DC. Held in part to celebrate the launch of our new book How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community...
When a friend visiting from Philadelphia compared Whitesburg, Kentucky, to Stars Hollow, all she got from us was a blank stare. Turns out Stars Hollow is the setting of Gilmore Girls : a small idyllic town, rural and intimate, yet diverse and open-minded. When our friend arrived in Whitesburg—a...
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
“Don't worry about what a poem means,” says poet Joy Harjo. “Do you ask what a song means before you listen? Just listen.” Harjo’s book of selected poems, How We Became Human , is one of the recent additions to the NEA Big Read library, along with two other books of poetry: Citizen by Claudia...
There may be no higher tribute to the role of working artists in the public imagination than a term that has awakened the interest of labor analysts over the last few years: gig economy. The description is no longer limited to itinerant entertainers; it includes a reportedly growing segment of the...

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