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These Illustrations Celebrate The Beauty Of Parenthood

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As new mothers, we are knee-deep in the pursuit of that elusive "life balance." There are so many tiny details that made up our day. Moment to moment, it seems mundane. But as we tuck our children into bed and reflect on all we accomplished, those details blend and form a melody.

Flamenco Vivo Shares Spanish Dance with U.S. Audiences One Performance at a Time

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Suddenly, one of them stands to sing. Unsurprised, his tablemates join him, clapping to the rhythm and improvising lyrics for dinnertime ambiance.

Do You Have What It Takes to Get Into a Writing Program?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

It is that time of year when writers from all over the country apply to the studio and network writing programs. I am the Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC and have been for the last eight years.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Ann Moore, Art Gallery Owner/Former Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.

Ian Spanier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

After a highly successful 33-year career that saw her ascend to the top of Time Inc., Moore went from the boardroom to the ground floor of the art w...

Are Small Presses the Best Choice for Latino Writers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I wrote about the dismal publishing scene for Latino authors. Well, I was remiss in at least one aspect. I implied that Hispanic writers are limited only to pitching the big New York publishing houses or jumping into the self-publishing quagmire. There is another option.

How an iPad Saved My Father's Life

Hope Demetriades | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Hope Demetriades

Each day felt like a monumental task for him to face. He was mostly catatonic, staring at his own gorgeous art on the walls, art that he thought he'd never be able to make again.

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Hitler Turning in His Grave

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Death threats from neo-Nazis was just one of the many extreme responses to the English artist duo Jake and Dinos Chapman's controversial and much debated exhibition of modified watercolours by Adolf Hitler. Hear their thoughts on the divisive project.

10 Lessons For The Artistic Soul

Ashley Simmons | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Ashley Simmons

You can't run away from your own entity. Why not embrace it? Learning and truly loving yourself is one of the best decisions you can ever make. Trust me.

New Wave Women: Emerging Artists

Catherine Corman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

While Isabella Huffington is visibly influenced by Yayoi Kusama, Jim Hodges, and the Pointillists, her inspirations reach deep into art history.

A Trojan Horse Called Tidal: It's the Strategy That Matters

Seth Schachner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Seth Schachner

Barely a month after the launch of Jay Z's Tidal, with major artists lining up to show support and journalists signaling the arrival of a big new digital music gorilla, the tide of opinion seems to have dramatically turned.

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weird News
Quora

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Sun Set Chat With Artist: Jhonatan Braganca

Eddie Parsons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Eddie Parsons

When I first met Jhonatan, he gave out the immediate soft voice, reserved strength and arrogance you get when talking to most artists but they always have a sweet side. It's like there is a formula for elegantly strange individuals who are seemingly introverted.

Behind the Scenes: Michelle Mackey

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

I first met Michelle Mackey about a year ago while working on the set of Manhattan Love Story, a short-lived ABC romantic comedy. It was immediately apparent that Mackey was most pleased when we were creating a series of abstract paintings for the show's primary loft set.

Vogue Model and Artist Christina Kruse

Kate Orne | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.

Delivering the Good Goods: Poets Go Big

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Joan Gelfand

There's a lot to celebrate for National Poetry Month this year. The Poetry Foundation is busy supporting young poets, mature poets and emerging poets ...

An Open Letter to Young Artists: or 'Note to Self'

Peter Molesworth | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Peter Molesworth

The greatest lesson I learned at NYU was that I must relinquish my desire to persecute myself and others for being right or wrong in making art. No, that doesn't mean: "lack a discerning eye," but it does mean pick your battles wisely.

Brushes With Cancer

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Jenna Benn Shersher is an unstoppable force of nature. In 2010, she was just 29 when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer- grey zone lymphoma. During medical treatment, Benn Shersher was determined not to throw herself a pity party and instead threw herself a dance party of sorts.

6 Ways to Describe What You Do When You Can't

Maria Ross | Posted 04.08.2015 | Small Business
Maria Ross

When asked any variation of "What do you do?" you have to have an answer ready. Even if you're just starting out on a project. Even if you've only written Chapter One. Even if you are launching your business two months from now.

Thayer Gowdy Was a Cat Lady Who Has Gone to the Dogs

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

I have known Thayer Gowdy for years and watched her transform herself from a great producer of print into a fabulous photographer. Thayer shared th...

Music's Marginal Reinvention: There's More Than Just Streaming

Seth Schachner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Seth Schachner

It's not clear where all this plays out, but meeting many across the music industry this past year, I saw a clear picture of an industry trying to reinvent itself. And while labels still have an important role, the new equilibrium brings a healthy competitive balance to the market.

What I Learned When I Turned The Camera On Myself

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.

Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

Artist's Reimagined Cardboard Signs Help Shine A Light On Chicago's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.30.2015 | Good News

In a project called the Urban Type Experiment, a Chicago art director is redesigning homeless people’s signs help raise awareness about homelessness...

Authors Honoring Artists: A Lesson in Charity and the Power of Women

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Brandi Megan Granett

We are called to helping others, all of us, regardless of our professions and passions.