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While many people have heard of the Vietnam Conflict, not as many may know that, as part of the hostilities, the U.S. bombed the neighboring country of Laos 24 hours a day for nine years. In the mid-2000s, New Zealand filmmaker Kim Mordaunt initially went to Laos to make a documentary about an...
The most challenging part of editing is knowing what to cut and what to keep. Often the decisions are obvious, while other times a favorite snippet is felled on account of length or narrative flow. As difficult as it is to let a good one get away, it helps to know that there are other outlets where...
The long, breathless wait is over: the new issue of NEA Arts is now live for your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure. This issue focuses on the concept of inspiration, and the many ways it can affect an artist's practice . As we conducted interviews for the magazine, artists allowed us to...
“How far can we go erasing clichés of the body? Can we take something like a sphere, or a collection of spheres, and—through video technol­ogy, brain wave scans, motion detection, or some other type of technology—still have it be a represen­tation or abstraction of the...
The newest issue of NEA Arts -- A Kind of Beauty --looks at the interesections of the arts and the sciences. While that's a pairing that's been much in the news of late, you might be surprised to find that at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two disciplines have been BFFs for decades...
We're just days away from the next issue of NEA Arts hitting the proverbial newsstand. In this issue we explore the very fertile territory where the arts meet the sciences--from telling the story of space exploration through elements such as a grain of sand to dance performances that use...
"If you ask me now what punk is, I would say it's the free space. It's a spot where new ideas can be presented without the requirement of profit, which is what largely steers most sorts of creative offerings in our culture. Some of the most brilliant people I ever met in my life...
What do you imagine when you think of the suburbs? Tract houses? Strip malls? Subdivisions that look numbingly alike? A new breed of architect is imagining a totally new vision for suburban life. From ways to use setbacks as sites for additional housing stock to a renewed emphasis on shared public...
While we're sure that David Chase doesn't mind the seven Emmys for outstanding television that---figuratively speaking---line his mantlepiece, he actually set out to be a filmmaker. As he told us when we spoke to him for the recent issue of NEA Arts , he made television because "I...
When you hear the word "punk," it might conjure a lot of things---safety-pin jewelry, wild hair, really loud music. These days, however, punk is recognized as a bonafide artistic movement and not just a youth rebellion. Don't believe us? Why not ask the august Metropolitan Museum of...

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