Christiana Spens: In the cinema, my father’s unspeakable childhood finally surfaced
Catharsis was a communal experience: although an individual might seek treatment on their own, their healing would require some form of safe social interaction,
Video: What it’s like to have Tourette’s — and how music gives me back control
Listen along as Alwani explores the power of music and delights the audience with an ethereal performance of her piano ballad.
Video: Carlotta’s Face
Through art, Carlotta overcomes a rare brain condition that prevents her from recognizing faces.
Video: Nora Atkinson | Why Art Thrives at Burning Man
Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement.
David Huddle: Parable of My Family’s Artistic Impulses
My father, affectionately known
by his sons as Doodles, took up painting-by-the-numbers.
His vision of blue jays hung over the toilet to be
reckoned with by any urinating male.
Sandra McPherson: Going to See Dr. Jones Out of Loneliness, 1966
You have to get ready
for a more complicated life.
You have to tell him the simple things
don’t know how to put their round heads together.
Tristan Ahtone: How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
Riitta Excell wore a pair of homemade wool socks: white with red floral patterns and rounded blue toes. Around her were women sipping tea and enjoying plum pastries and chicken … Continue reading