More often than not, it is the co-curricular activities - those that compliment curriculum and expand upon the educational experience of students - that are struggling to survive in our university system. But why is that? Why do we cut programs like speech and debate?
Is this really what you want to do with your life? I know, I know, you've already been asked this by countless teachers and coaches and young artist program leaders and even relatives and well meaning strangers in Starbucks who see you carrying a binder of music.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
(Photo Credit: Douglas Sonders) In the decade that the Detroit metalcore band We Came ...
Deftones have been one of the mainstays of the hard rock and metal industry since they blazed their own trails in the mid 1990s. The melodic brutality of their music has developed into their signature sound, and has been influential for the new generations of metalcore bands.
(Photo credit: Andrew Stuart) Slayer has been a name synonymous with heavy metal for over 30 years now to where even people that...
From an overarching standpoint, the sad detachment hallmarking Weisberg's work may imply her personal sense of isolation in longing for the past and yearning for communication with deceased artists.
A staunch believer in doing work that switches one's soul on, Jethro is adamant that the first step towards success in any creative discipline is to "get cool with being poor."
Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada is currently on the road headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with the likes of Slayer, King Diamond, and HELLYEAH, and touched base here at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan this past weekend.
Creativity can be nurtured throughout life, and the older brain, rich in life experiences, can be stimulated to create and contribute in extraordinary ways.
If the display or broadcasting of creative works were reliant on a virtue rubric, then our museum walls would be nearly empty, our radio waves and streaming would run rather silent, our bookshelves would be quite bare....or chock full of posted disclaimers....?
One of Clifford Odets' masterpieces, Awake and Sing, a sprawling drama about the travails of a 1930s lower-middle class Jewish family in the Bronx, is now off-Broadway at the Public Theater. And it's always a good choice.
The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.
If there's one thing I know for sure, it's what makes a good book. Sure, I haven't written any of my own any time lately but I sure have read a lot.
A new public art installation adjacent to Bologna's Piazza Maggiore added an ecological dimension to this red-stoned city. Created by acclaimed Italian-New Zealand sculptor Guy Lydster, a two-meter tall "headscape" base relief sculpted from Veronese marble showcases the growing and increasingly important sector of eco-sustainable public art in Europe today.
Ever wonder while in LA where the edge and the grit is that we all know, see and feel in NYC and other parts of the world? Well I know this has been on my mind and in my roaring impulses for over a decade.