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No Pity Party Here -- Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!

Besides the Sales Pitch, Artists Should Offer Care Instructions

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Too often, artists shy away from questions of care, because they themselves may not know much about the materials they are using and how their pieces weather over time and because they worry that such talk might cause prospective buyers to back out of a purchase.

From Athlete to Artist: Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Kelsey Minor

It was there that I also spoke to three of the artists about their professional life in the high-stakes game known as the art world. These athletes aren't your basement-starving artists. It's been their life mission to work hard on the field or court, and now in their art.

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

Ask the Art Professor: How do Artists Handle Commissions?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Artists are usually excited to get a commission, but most are not prepared for how dicey commissions can be.

An American Artist Rediscovered: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. has a sensational survey closing soon: a major retrospective of the Japanese émigré painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

Making Irrational Rational

Nelson Saiers | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

On this Rational Pi Day, consider some of our irrational societal behaviors. Begin to take the first steps towards quelling those and taking more rational approaches to the issues that will impact us all.

An Artist's Perspective on Inspiration and Making Art

Anna Agoston | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Anna Agoston

My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.

After 4 Years, China Returns Passport To Ai Weiwei

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chines...

Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Style

An old computer doesn't necessarily inspire most people to get crafty.  Cyrus Kabiru, a visual artist, is not like most people.  T...

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

The Fiction Landscapes

j.frede | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts
j.frede

The Fiction Landscapes are a continuation in my interest in memories, both secure and lost within objects, which I first addressed with my Heirlooms...

The 5 Things I Learned in my 20's

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts
Corey Ferrugia

If I were being honest, there was a lot of sacrifice, struggle, and discipline that went into getting to and maintaining that sort of state of being... a lot.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Valissa Yoe, DJ and Stylist

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Yoe wears many (very fashionable) hats: She's a successful stylist for magazines, advertisers and television, a host on Glamour.com and one of New ...

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Balance Planning and Spontaneity in My Artwork?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The key is to strike a balance so that planning and spontaneity are mutually supportive. You can maximize the benefits of both by organizing your time and fostering work habits that will allow these two approaches to complement each other.

Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

The Kinetic Art of Casey Curran

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Wes Hurley

Drawing primarily from nature, kinetic artist, Casey Curran, creates sculptures that come alive with a turn of a handle. Intricately designed but relying on basic rules of mechanics known since Renaissance, his works invite the viewer's direct participation.

Meet The ‘Etch A Sketch Picasso'

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.09.2015 | Weird News

There are a lot of strange jobs out there, but Bryan Lee Madden may have the sketchiest of all. After pursuing a career in comedy writing and a colleg...

5 Tips About How to Stop Thinking Like a Starving Artist

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of my life I believed that if I went after a creative career I would struggle financially. It was deeply ingrained in my belief system. I would think about phrases like "poor starving artist" and "feast and famine are part of an artist's life."

Should Art Dealers Charge Lower Commissions for Sculptors Than for Painters?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Few enough artists think that dealers are fully justified in charging a 50 percent commission on gallery sales, but most accept it as just the way things are done. Still, the commission may strike some artists as less fair than others.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- w...

One Artist's Parallel Universe Explores Issues Of Adoption And Race In America

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

JooYoung Choi has a tendency to speak about the fictional universe she’s invented as matter-of-factly as she would the facts of her real life. T...