My Surprisingly Friendly Post-Prison Life
Yes, I encountered stigma, but also empathy and understanding – in part, because so many Americans know someone who’s been locked up.
We’re Closer Than We Realize
The notion that our common bonds are wearing away obscures a simple truth: difference and division are not the same thing.
Making Art Is Keeping Us Sane
Neuroscientists have determined that creation can keep you from going Covid crazy, so we asked you to send us the art you’ve made under lockdown. It’s amazing.
Growing a Generation of Young Authors
Not yet old enough to vote, a new vanguard of teen writers is nonetheless fixing the publishing industry’s representation problem.
The Pandemic Will Be Livestreamed
The coronavirus is creating an explosion of quarantined online performance that is unscripted, unshowered and surprisingly uplifting.
An American Revolution at Sing Sing
A theatrical re-imagining of American independence, right where it’s needed most.
Prisons with art programs release people back into the world who are more stable, and far less likely to return. Why don’t the programs exist everywhere?
New moms in difficult situations sometimes find it tough to connect with their babies. Carnegie Hall is helping change that with one of the simplest, most innate tools in the mothering toolbox: lullabies.
The Center is Everywhere: Indonesia!
A collectivist spirit permeates this island nation’s art scene, where artists supporting artists has helped the creative ecology thrive.
Nonstop Art in Lagos
This bustling Nigerian city is bursting at the seams with art fairs, biennials and galleries. Now, some of the artists who left to find work elsewhere are returning home.
How to Build a Creative Ecology
It may be more art than science, but there appear to be a few basic conditions that can help give rise to places where artists can make a living.
India’s Amazing Art Hub
Not long ago I ended up at a biennial in Kochi, a little Indian city with a thriving art scene. Could this be a place where artists can make a living?
Solutions are everywhere.
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