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Brooklyn's Fort Lean Cultivates Strange Utopia with Quiet Day

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?

Do You Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

Do something that inspires you. Do something that makes you feel relaxed and content. Do something that makes you feel challenged and just a bit scared, in a thrilling sort of way.

How This Woman is Revolutionizing a $40 Billion Industry

Li Lin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Li Lin

With the internet, this model has been challenged to some extent, however creative works are still beyond the reach of everyday people because of the money and technology barriers to buying and selling.

Bruno Mars, Pitbull And 33 Other Stars' Real Names Revealed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.27.2015 | Latino Voices

It's common practice for entertainers to change their given names for the stage and screen, and some of our favorite Hispanic stars are no except...

Women Are Significantly More Sleep-Deprived Than Men

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

"Women are significantly more sleep-deprived than men," confirms Dr. Michael Breus, author of Beauty Sleep. "They have so many commitments, and slee...

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can choose this.

Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Arthena recently had the pleasure of interviewing Zhang Huan, the internationally distinguished performance artist, painter, photographer and sculpto...

Artists, Apps, and Money: That Great App Isn't Enough

Seth Schachner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Seth Schachner

While they come from widely different backgrounds, all of these apps seek the same goals: grab an artist's audience, engage them, and monetize that engagement, digitally of course--with advertising, brand sponsors, "in app" purchases, or on rarer occasions, by selling recorded music.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Toulouse-Lautrec

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

you probably don't know that Toulouse-Lautrec led a strange, short, gritty life, full of oddities and idiosyncrasies. He faced adversity, but he was by no means an angel. Here are 5 things you'd never guess about the life of this complex artist.

How Introverts Thrive While Flowing Quietly Within Intense Moments

Greg Frucci | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

When we introverts do travel out beyond our quiet worlds... sometimes magic happens. In our quiet, we absolutely love life. At least I do, I don't talk much with other people, so I do not know for sure.

Big Screen Dreams With Aaron Kaufman

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
Stacey Alcorn

The movie is co-written by Kaufman, and having been privy to a sneak peak, I can only promise that you will be riveted to your seat. The storyline, characters and music come together to create a magnificent motion picture masterpiece, the likes of which nobody has pulled off since Silence of the Lambs.

Victor Grasso: Artist-Entrepreneur-Family Man

Eddie Parsons | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Eddie Parsons

I walked into a charity event for "We Dream the Cure" aptly titled, "The Naughty Auction," back in the fall of 2008 without expecting to buy a piece of art or make a friend... both happened.

Arthena Chats With Jed Ochmanek

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Best known for his paintings that feature oil-based enamel poured onto stainless steel, Ochmanek's works evoke elements of Abstract Expressionism, while exploring the ideas of chance and unpredictability.

5 Famous Artists Who Once Faced Rejection

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

There will always be a critic who dislikes an artist's work. But some artists throughout history have faced more than just one dissenting voice. These artists, now studied and revered, were once criticized, ridiculed and rejected.

A Letter to Creatives Not Creating

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Erin Lindstrom

Darling, you're an artist. Yup. You are. Even if you're not writing/painting/photographing right this minute. It's in you. Like it or not, you wer...

Cai Guo-Qiang Shares His Thoughts on Ephemerality, Universality and Getting Back to the Art Itself

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Artist Interview by Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld Cai Guo-Qiang is without a doubt one of today's most celebrated and important Contemporary artists. He was b...

How to Start Before You're Ready

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Conventional wisdom tells us that to know where we want to go and how to get there, we must first understand where we are. We must love ourselves before we can properly love others. We need to take care of ourselves before we can provide for anyone else.

What Is It Like to Be a Graphic Designer?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts

It takes a certain kind of person to be a successful graphic designer, especially one who really enjoys doing it and is willing to make a career out of it.

Terry Richardson, Meet Scott Pilgrim - A Dude From Your School Of Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images (c) Scott Pilgrim Last year I started using disposable cameras for my street photography. I immediately fell in love. At once it was libe...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Innovative Artists Behind the Open Space Project

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
Adedayo Fashanu

Open Space is a project space that strives to facilitate new, emerging and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts. The pop up will feature a range of makers whose crafts include everything from handmade and vintage fashion, to metalsmiths, to photography and fine art, to food and music.

The Top 10 Cities For Creatives | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Cities like New York and Los Angeles have, simply put, become too expensive for many working artists. So which cities present the best opportunities for today's creative workers?

Artists' Life Lessons

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

The saying goes that art is not for everyone. Or something. There is a lot of myth surrounding the elusive idea of what "art" is and somewhere, someone down the line made the universal decision that art is simply not something that everyone can understand.

The Dance of Visibility

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Casey Erin Wood

There is an essential part of us that needs to be witnessed. That needs to be reassured that we have value, and that what we do matters. You can se...

'Archie' Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in...

Playing the Way Towards Creative Success

Karen Musey | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

I believe that everyone has their own kind of creativity, regardless of job or lifestyle. Creativity has endless forms and ways of expression. It brings out our problem solver. When stress or life or you name it interferes, we become more limited in our ability to innovate and be our best.