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The Artists Life

What Climate Change Might Look Like: Chris Larson's Deep North

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Every now and then an artist so vividly articulates a quiet fear that it takes my breath away. Fresh from the celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to share "Deep North" by artist Chris Larson.

The Untouchable Michael Jackson

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rebecca Walker

We use his death, as we used his life, as a mirror. There is no room for Michael. It is still, tragically, all about us.

Smelling Orange: The Interconnected Realm Of Synesthesia

DivineCaroline | Kathryn Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You've probably heard Mondays referred to as "blue" or a brightly colored shirt as "loud." For most people, these descriptions are figurative. Mondays...

Embrace a Milestone Moment - In My Case, No More Editing

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit...

Can You Teach Creative Writing?

newyorker.com | Louis Menand | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Creative-writing programs are designed on the theory that students who have never published a poem can teach other students who have never published a...

13 Tips For Actually Getting Some Writing Done

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the challenges of writing is...writing. Here are some tips that I've found most useful for myself, for actually getting words onto the page: 1...

Dancing With Divorced Men: Allison Kaufman

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

In her "Divorced Men Series," Kaufman traveled into divorced men's homes and took portraits with them and danced with them. I find the work humorous, deeply explorative and touching.

America Still Screams: The Art of Liz Markus

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

For most artists I know, it has been impossible to not let the war seep into our thoughts and work. Which is why I was relieved to discover the works of Brooklyn-based artist Liz Markus.

Facebook And The Death of Mystery

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

What struck me as so odd about the request for 25 secret things about me was I instantly envisioned that I could be creating a white paper on my entire spiritual, intellectual and life DNA.