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Not Just Comic Genius: Noah Baron and Ross Willett, the Comedy Duo Taking Over the Internet

Kay Smythe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Kay Smythe

Modern comedy is a tough business, especially in Los Angeles. This is a city where people take themselves very seriously. Almost too seriously.

The Rewards of Rehearsal Mode: How the Creative Team Benefits

Meryl Cates | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

I love sitting in on rehearsals. Some people have their best thoughts while in the shower, I have mine in the last row of the theater.

The Rules of the Game: Artist Ariane Schick's Latest Oeuvre

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Jocelyn Jeffery

"A Throw of Fifteen-Love", by multimedia artist Ariane Schick, opened Thursday at 55Gansevoort, a project space known for exhibiting renowned and upcoming artists including Aaron Bobrow, Jeanette Hayes and Betty Thompkins.

Slashies vs. Yuccies: Real Faces of the New Creative Class

Nina Boutsikaris | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Nina Boutsikaris

A "slashie" is me. And maybe you. And most of the smart, creative people in my life. Some are learning to anticipate social trends that resonate with their callings, institutionalizing a niche into an actual job.

Olafur Eliasson: The Artist as a Scientist

Elena Cué | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Elena Cué

What Eliasson suggests is a transformation of the way we observe reality, a becoming aware of our prejudices and conditioners to open to another way of relating to it.

Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I've come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery artists.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Bernard Hiller

Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.

Artist Susan Sweet Talks About Painting And Living In Rural Nova Scotia

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Perhaps it was inevitable that I would eventually end up interviewing family - as I am not the lone artist in our bloodline. So, as a photography and arts blogger, it made sense to corner my aunt, painter Susan Sweet, and try to squeeze a little more than an artist statement out of her. Here is my attempt.

Not Your Mother's James Baldwin

Chase Quinn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Chase Quinn

A collage of song, multi-media and narrative poetry, Notes of a Native Song is as much an ode to the prolific artist and author of the essay Notes of a Native Son, as it is a critique of the canonization of Baldwin's work and the sterilization of his public image.

How a Local Artist Collective Is Responding to Nepal Earthquake

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Niranjan Kunwar

Since immediate relief efforts were underway, I felt the need to bring artists, educators, therapists, volunteers and related professionals together so that information could be exchanged and connections made. Who were working with children? What could we do?

Nana's Gonna Spruce Up the 'Hood

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Dad's been gone over a year now. It was time to sit down with Mom and have that uncomfortable but necessary conversation about moving on. I started with simple suggestions.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | Weird News

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 06.26.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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.