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A few weeks ago, we had the chance to sit down with two of the newest members of the National Council on the Arts, David “Mas” Masumoto and Maria Lopez de Leon . As we chatted, it became clear that the arts formed a common thread between Masumoto and de Leon despite their very different...
Washington, DC How do you translate something that makes perfect sense in one language but, if taken literally, would be gibberish in another? That is the dilemma that faces all translators of literary work, but especially so for Natasha Wimmer, who recently handled the translation of two of...
In our newest podcast with David Stull, Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (which received a National Medal of Arts from President Obama in February), the NEA's Josephine Reed talks with him about the international aspect of the conservatory and finds out that there is an explosion of jazz...