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Video: Chinyanta Kabaso | The Dazzling Diversity of African Dance

The dazzling diversity of African dance — in 14 moves

May 20, 2023 · 6 Comments

Octavio Paz: Motion

If you are the basket of oranges
I am the knife of the sun

May 19, 2023 · 9 Comments

Michael Simms: Orpheus in Hollywood

Michael Chabon hasn’t so much straddled genres as rejuvenated whatever he touches, making literary fiction more engaging and accessible and popular genres less cliched and formulaic.

May 6, 2023 · 20 Comments

Video: Faraway

The film follows the passing of seasons in the life of Omar Al Shakra, a young Arab man living in Montreal, after he’s cast aside by his family’s older generation following a difficult conversation about his homosexuality.

April 23, 2023 · 4 Comments

Video: “All the World’s a Stage” by William Shakespeare

Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth.

April 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

Stuart Sheppard: The War Against Aesthetics in Contemporary Art

Should art speak, or do we need to speak for it?

April 2, 2023 · 20 Comments

Leonor Fini: Dreams of Women

“Paintings, like dreams, have a life of their own and I have always painted very much the way I dream.”

April 2, 2023 · 2 Comments

Video: What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared?

With settlements on every continent, humans can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans and tundras. Our impact is so profound, most scientists believe humanity has left a permanent mark on Earth’s geological record.

April 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

Robbi Nester | Fog and Moonlight: Margaret in her Nightgown, alone in Bella’s yard

You threw off the rumpled sheets, 
glided down the stairs and out the door,
leaving it open behind you

March 29, 2023 · 5 Comments

Daniel Tobin: The Lens

Into the wreck an available light
reigns down, more mist than glitter

March 28, 2023 · 10 Comments

Video: Homesick

An absurdist thriller about an unhappy man who attends a retreat offering adults a second chance at a happy childhood. 

March 26, 2023 · 2 Comments

Video: “The Tub” by Amy Hempel (with text)

My heart—I thought it stopped. So I got in my car and headed for God.

March 25, 2023 · 2 Comments

Baron Wormser: The Good Life

It’s plain that the world as we know it is literally choking on its machine- and money-driven complexity.

March 19, 2023 · 11 Comments

James C. Nieh: Unlocking secrets of the honeybee dance language

Bees learn and culturally transmit their communication skills.

March 19, 2023 · 2 Comments

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