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Find out how well you know the poems of Emily Dickinson--here are some first lines to match up with their last lines!
NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck ’s birthday was this past Sunday, and we thought we would do a little throwback piece in his honor. In 2005, then-Chairman Dana Gioia visited Brubeck at his home in Wilton, Connecticut, where they conversed about the importance of cultural diplomacy. Few people in the...
As a grant-making agency, the NEA gets to make a lot of “happy calls.” These are when our staff gets to telephone applicants and let them know that their project has been approved for funding, and that they are officially an NEA grantee. Just as sweet a day is when we get to spread this same news...
Meet Big Read author Tobias Wolff.
I'm writing this from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, just off Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Although the focus of the workshop I'm attending is not explicitly (or even largely) on global welfare, the dialogue here, if it precipitates action, could have striking implications for...
Meet Justin Tucker, an NFL kicker--and an opera singer!
Read our complete interview with Shan Goshorn here . See a gallery of her baskets on the NEA Pinterest page .
Visual artist Sarah Sense talks about the opportunities and challenges inherent in modernizing a traditional art form.
A round-up of NEA YouTube playlists to round out your holiday soundtrack.


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