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Bess Rowen

Tennessee Williams in 2016: An Interview with Cosmin Chivu About Tennessee Williams 1982

Bess Rowen | February 11, 2016 | Arts
If you mention the name "Tennessee Williams" around most people with even a passing familiarity with theatre, they probably will conjure images of a shirtless Marlon Brando, fading southern belles, and/or small glass unicorns. But that's only the tip of the Williams iceberg.
Mita Hosali

Creating a Stir, 'Vagina Monologues' in Nepal

Mita Hosali | February 11, 2016 | Arts
A group in Kathmandu shared experiences about intimacy, sex and relationships. They realized they had to take this journey further and talk about the fundamentally gender-insensitive and often misogynistic treatment so many of them had been subjected to.
Patricia Zohn

CultureZohn: Beauty Is as Beauty Does

Patricia Zohn | February 11, 2016 | Arts
The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial asks "What is beauty?" On view is a highly-curated exhibition of Instagram-ready objects that attempt to answer that question.
Kathy Leonardo

Gregg Chadwick's 'Mystery Train' Celebrates the Rhythms of the Rails!

Kathy Leonardo | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Chadwick revealed that his love of the railways runs in his blood. His grandfather worked as a fireman stoking coal in steam engines before advancing to train engineer on the Jersey Central Line. "The family gatherings brought the rhythms of the rails home, recalled Chadwick. "The sounds of railroad workers echoed in the music that my relatives played in the shadows of the train lines outside."
Shana Nys Dambrot

Mark Indig: Building Codes

Shana Nys Dambrot | February 11, 2016 | Arts
In "Building Codes," Indig approaches his surroundings like an architectural photographer, but he makes directive aesthetic choices like a painter -- and more, like a painter given to abstraction.
George Heymont

They Clawed Their Way to the Top

George Heymont | February 11, 2016 | Arts
The curious thing about musicals that began their lives as reflections of contemporary society is how easily the passage of time can transform some of them into period pieces.
J. Michael Welton

In L. A., a Wright House at Auction

J. Michael Welton | February 11, 2016 | Arts
A house with a one-of-a-kind pedigree will soon hit the auction block in Los Angeles. Built in 1939 -- the same year as Fallingwater -- it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, its construction supervised by a young John Lautner.
Allison Volk

Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Allison Volk | February 11, 2016 | Arts
One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me.

West Lake Rhapsody: A View From Hanoi

Grryo | February 11, 2016 | Arts
This article originally appeared as a guest article on Grryo My name is Nga Hoang and I am from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bitten by the storytelling bug at an early age, I have evolved from an avid listener of my tailor-grandfather's exotic tales to a passionate travel writer and...

Rare Hieronymus Bosch Works Return to Den Bosch for 500th Anniversary

MutualArt | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Jheronimus Bosch, The Last Judgement, ca. 1495-1505. Brugge, Stad Brugge, Groeningemuseum. Photo: Rik Klein Gotink and Robert G. Erdmann for the Bosch Research and Conservation Project. The city of 's-Hertogenbosch, in the heart of the Netherlands,...
David Gregory

Meet the UK MerFolk

David Gregory | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Photography and words by David Gregory. For as long as I've been a photographer, I've always been attracted to subjects that are whimsical and irreverent. I've never felt the compulsion to create world changing images, or work for Magnum - although like many others I probably would...
Petros Koublis

The Cosmology of Beauty

Petros Koublis | February 11, 2016 | Arts
We define things based on the way they appear to our senses. For Aristotle the earth was standing still in the middle of the Universe, with the sun and the planets turning around us. It may seem to our senses to be...
Saleem Ahmed

Made It In America

Saleem Ahmed | February 11, 2016 | Arts
In my last article, I wrote about scanning photographs from old family albums found in Udaipur. While a majority of the images depicted India, I kept finding little collections from when my parents first moved to the United States. The photographs had been sandwiched at the...
John Seed

Hillary Clinton in Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère

John Seed | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Somehow, as the central figure of painter Edouard Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Hillary Clinton just works...
Jessica Voigt-Page

Why Should Music?

Jessica Voigt-Page | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?
Opening Ceremony

The New York City Ballet Gets A Touch Of Marcel Dzama

Opening Ceremony | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Digitally driven, image laden, and over branded, 21st century contemporary culture has resulted in a yearning for a simpler more streamlined lifestyle. The conspicuous consumption of (practically) any form of minimalist design--whether in fashion, architecture, music, or art--has become an all too powerful coping mechanism.
JoAnna Niles

10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

JoAnna Niles | February 11, 2016 | Black Voices
Black History Month or African American History month is a celebration of African American's role in the U.S. Though most of it was done involuntarily, our blood, sweat, tears and lives literally built this country.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Celebrating Humanity Through the World's Culture

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | February 11, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
The human race has many achievements to its credit. Today, we take many things for granted that a few generations earlier, nobody had imagined. We are now able to clone living beings and reach anybody in the world instantly. But there are still things that we do not have clear answers to.
Madelaine D'Angelo

Andrea Andersson on Her Vision for CAC

Madelaine D'Angelo | February 11, 2016 | Arts
Arthena had the opportunity to interview Andrea Andersson, Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. The New Orleans native is taking her international art world experience and reinventing a museum outside the recognized contemporary art capitals of the world.
Michele Willens

FACE IT: Memoirs Are Filling Our Stages

Michele Willens | February 10, 2016 | Arts
This week, John Patrick Shanley, who won a Tony and Pultizer for Doubt, debuts his new play entitled Prodigal Son. (Amazingly, there has never been one with that name.) The four-character piece chronicles Shanley's years, from 1965-1968, at a New Hampshire prep school.
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