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Video: David’s Voice

Through a series of intimate performances and conversations with David, his mother and others close to him, there emerges a portrait of an artist searching for his place in life.

March 18, 2023 · 4 Comments

Irene Vázquez: How Black Hair Practices Can Inspire Architecture

An exhibit at the University of Houston explores how Black hair techniques can be translated into innovative building materials, designs, and methods.

March 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Andrea Mazzarino: Children of War

Armed violence has percolated into just about every aspect of this country’s being — from violent video games to still-spiking mass shootings to local police forces armed with weapons of war.

March 7, 2023 · 3 Comments

Video: The Japanese Sword as the Soul of the Samurai

A rare glimpse inside a samurai sword workshop, where ritual meets mastery

March 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

Video: Black Mountain College and Charles Olson

the thing you’re after
may lie around the bend
of the nest (second, time slain, the bird! the bird!

March 4, 2023 · 2 Comments

Michelle Bitting: In the Museum of the Dream Where I Am Falling from the Sky

And waking, realize I’ve gotten my suffering all wrong.

February 28, 2023 · 2 Comments

Christopher J. Preston: Wolf restoration in Colorado shows how humans are rethinking their relationships with wild animals

Recovering animals encounter a world that is markedly different from the one in which they declined, especially in terms of how people think about wildlife.

February 28, 2023 · 4 Comments

Video: Man on the Chair

An animated figure’s world grows enigmatic when he begins to doubt reality.

February 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Video: Vegan Poem

At the current turning point in our relationship with the earth, Federico García Lorca’s vision of the injustice in our mistreatment of animals is even more poignant.

February 25, 2023 · 5 Comments

Christine Fair: Triptych

If she had a girl, she wanted her to be pretty-popular-slender-cheerleader.
She got me.
She named me Carol.

February 18, 2023 · 7 Comments

Video: Amelia

This film explores the colorful life of the photographer Amelia Le Brun and offers a window into how her past demons and nostalgic childhood memories have shaped who Amelia is today.

February 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Song of Songs, Canticles 1-8

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys[….]
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

February 12, 2023 · 14 Comments

Joan E. Bauer: Great Art is for Everyone

Papp was a communist, raven-haired, charismatic,
His mission: free Shakespeare for the people.
He borrwed lights & props, scrounged for costumes.
Even his wife didn’t know Yussef Papirovsky
began as a tough street kid in Brooklyn.

February 8, 2023 · 7 Comments

Video/Audio: ‘Imbolc/Vision’ a film poem by Grace Wells

Imbolc marks the beginning of spring, and for Christians it is the feast day of Saint Brigid, Ireland’s matron saint.

February 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

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