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Free To Be You and Me

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries focus on the power of the arts to inspire people in ways that have absolutely nothing to do with "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps." Instead, they show how the arts can give disadvantaged youth hope for brighter futures and more meaningful lives.

Dearly Departed

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Japan's culture offers a rich contrast to the standard American's fear and denial of death as the logical conclusion to birth. Recently, after watching a poignant Japanese film written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa, I felt purged, cleansed, and revitalized.