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Growing a Generation of Young Authors

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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

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The coronavirus is creating an explosion of quarantined online performance that is unscripted, unshowered and surprisingly uplifting.

This Is What Classical Music Looks Like

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Meet the new generation of talent transforming music’s whitest genre.

An American Revolution at Sing Sing

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A theatrical re-imagining of American independence, right where it’s needed most.

Creative Freedom

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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?

Rock-a-Bye Mama

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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.

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Art is Everywhere

The Center is Everywhere: Indonesia!

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A collectivist spirit permeates this island nation’s art scene, where artists supporting artists has helped the creative ecology thrive.

Nonstop Art in Lagos

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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

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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

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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?

The Ecology of Creativity

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Is the art world in the midst of a vast diffusion? These days, creative ecologies are proliferating, and the center appears to be everywhere and nowhere.