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Julianne Chung: To be creative, Chinese philosophy teaches us to abandon ‘originality’

Creativity isn’t conceived as aiming at novelty or originality, but rather integration. Instead of aiming at something new, it aims at something that combines well with the situation of which it’s a part.

March 9, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Anne Lamott | 12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing

If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.

October 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Judith Vollmer: For Aaron Sheon

“The body doesn’t make sense by itself,” you said, pointing the red-tip
wand at the chalky nudes of Ingres.

March 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vanessa German: Of Art

i believe in the power of art. and that’s mostly all. but good news is i find it everywhere. like there is this one man on the street and he … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Peacocks

  When it’s done right, the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 rocks harder than nearly anything else in music, except perhaps Raw Power by the Stooges. You … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Piano Fling” from Northern Exposure

This is possibly the best explanation of art and innovation ever to appear in American popular culture: “It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.”

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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