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The Sobriety Collective, For Creatives Battling Substance Use Disorder

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

Laura Silverman (pictured above) woke up in New York City, still tired and groggy from the night before. It was the first time she, a resident of Wash...

Short Film Featuring Both Superheroes And Teens To Address Heroin Epidemic

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Alicia Cook

Filming of Heroes Rising wrapped in July 2016 and is now in post-production. The film, along with an original soundtrack, will be available nationwide.

Why I Find Myself Wistful For The Old Days Of Movie Censorship

Babette Hughes | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Although I believe censorship is a potential danger to the First Amendment's protection of free speech, I find myself wistful for the bad old days of the Motion Picture Production Code of the 1930s and 1940s.

The Simple Trick That Helped My Kids Become Amazing Writers

Quora | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents

How can I tell my 15-year-old daughter she is awful at writing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling question...

Has Miami Become the Second-Most Artsy City in America?

Lea Lane | Posted 04.29.2016 | Miami
Lea Lane

New York City may have the best cultural scene in the world, but there's a lively debate among culturalistas about which city might be second in the U...

A City Revived: Gentrification Told Through the Mud

Bernard Mokam | Posted 04.13.2016 | New York
Bernard Mokam

Gentrification challenges institutions to be open to change while remaining true to their roots.

Hans Ulrich Obrist: On "Ways of Curating"

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 02.12.2017 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. He is the co-director of exhibitions and programs and the co-director of international projects at the Serpentine Galleries, London.

There Must Be Space For Poetry

Matthew Rose | Posted 09.15.2016 | Black Voices
Matthew Rose

There is someting that happens when I stand reading the latest analysis about this year's election. I start to see the satire that has become our great political system. As I try to digest and analyze the information and cold calculation of information pouring in, I pause.

The Arts Receive Capacity Building of an Unprecedented Scope

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Michael Kaiser

There are the many challenges facing arts institutions today, from marked declines in subscription sales and arts education in our public schools to rapid increases in new forms of entertainment and electronic distribution of artistic product.

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

In Support of the Arts as Conduit for Extreme Expression and Catharsis

Kimann Schultz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

By providing arts-based avenues and outlets for extreme expression and rejecting the blanket, agenda-driven censorship of demagogues, we will provide alternate means by which to externalize the darkest inner storms of emotion and pain.

The Designers Who Mediate Our Experience of the World Should Probably Get Out More

Ellen McMahon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Ellen McMahon

What's the difference between staring up at a sky full of stars as you fall asleep, looking through a telescope with an informative astronomer, pointing your smart phone at the sky, and just glancing up with a wearable digital device?

Milestones: Marking Way Stations on the Journey

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

I never met Mr. Seeger, but in my journey as a writer, I've been privileged to meet and befriend other artists. Two of them, Malcolm Guite and Steve Bell, are national treasures in their native England and Canada respectively. Both are musicians and poets -- and both are marking milestones just now.

Urban Living and the Necessity of the Arts

Steven Fulop | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Steven Fulop

In coping with many of the issues we face, urban mayors spend much time focusing on the live and work part of growing their cities, but the play portion is similarly important, especially when it comes to the arts.

Open Letter to Media: Change How Mass Killers and Violent Perpetrators Are Covered

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media
Kimann Schultz

Our media-saturated society can no longer differentiate between validly earned fame and cheap or destructive notoriety, and it is well-known that susceptible individuals are inspired by the notoriety given mass killers via mass media.

Trendy Wendy: What's Up With Wrapped Book Fake Lit Displays?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kimann Schultz

In a recent issue of Veranda I spied, stacked on the tables of an opulent mcmansion, piles of paper clad, indistinguishable books, matchy-matched in a creamy tan color.

Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: February 2014

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up with FAVS & Commentary Text & Photographs (c) Jill Lynne, February 2014 Pete Seeger, The Tibet House Benefit, French ...

Ship of Fools

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

In a city where culture is rather nascent and there is no rich history of the arts, it's exciting to see parents educating their teens to appreciate the nuances of Verdi's masterpiece.

Wham! A Studio Visit With Emily Silver

Virginia Broersma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Emily Silver makes work that is as visually calm as an air horn. Objects, drawings and videos that may have literally been involved in some kind of explosion or had their glitter-and-ribbon brains bashed out with a bat fill her studio.

A Cultural Cure for Post-Genocide Rwanda: Drumming and Ice Cream

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Corinna Clendenen

A long-standing tradition In Rwandan society prohibited women from touching the drums or even approaching the drummers. When asked why, men told her drums are too heavy for women to handle. To which she answered, 'Let's see how strong we are.'

Namaste, the Shutdown Is Over

Ko Im | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

The partial government shutdown was over the night the opening celebration for "Yoga: The Art of Transformation" was supposed to take place at the Smi...

Exploring the Arts

Susan Benedetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Benedetto

The arts teach empathy. The arts express and evoke emotion, enabling us to feel how others feel and find common ground. The arts help eliminate prejudice by encouraging multiple perspectives. And of course, the arts can be fun!

PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites). For audiences open to experiencing an array of music...

7 Days with Jimmy - On Artists and Narrative Building

Ariana Austin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Ariana Austin

When I was growing up there was a story I loved to hear. In 1980, James Baldwin spent seven days with my parents and their friends in Washington. He h...

WATCH: "Kings Country Cornucopia" Nationally Brandishes Brooklyn's Food Culture

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 06.03.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

It should come as no surprise that the venerable Brooklyn Brewery is up to something cool again. "Kings Country Cornucopia" exhibits the artisanal foodie culture of Brooklyn in a series of traveling events aimed at bringing Brooklyn to other cities