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Closing the Empathy Gap

George Heymont | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As technology allows us to erect more and more electronic barriers around us, the value of removing one's earbuds and looking up from one's smartphone becomes increasingly important. Some people understand how to use new technology while others remain decidedly unclear on the concept.

A Mother's Gift

Caroline Stoessinger | Posted 07.12.2013 | Books
Caroline Stoessinger

"When a child is held close to the mother everything good can happen; he feels secure." These words of advice from Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest Holocaust survivor and quintessential mother, defined her quest under unimaginable circumstances.

Music and the Arts: A New Opera

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Twenty-three years since its beginning, Nunez's Young People's Chorus has become one of the most influential and honored choruses in the world. In the process, it has introduced millions of listeners, young and old, to great music across the spectrum.

Where Maurice Sendak Has Been

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

We watched HBO's documentary on Maurice Sendak alternately with laughter and tears. Maurice has been an important part of my life for the last 29 years.