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Can a black man talk about white culture? An open letter to critics

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ideas.ted.com - In 2007, I embarked on a two-year, 27,000-mile trip. My destination? The fastest-growing and whitest counties in America. I wanted to understand why communities in the United States are getting les...

Never Weird: One Gamer's Review

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tatooinedreams.com - I’m driving south from the Bay Area down I-5 through what has to be the epicenter of nothingness wondering how to write a review of  “You’re never weird on the Internet (almost)” Ugh, how to start?...

Rules For Dating My Daughter, by Mike Dawson

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kickstarter.com - Help publish a brand new book from Mike Dawson, the Ignatz award winning cartoonist behind Freddie & Me, Troop 142, and Angie Bongiolatti as well as the host of the TCJ Talkies comics podcast. “I l...

12 of the Best New Books in August

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pastemagazine.com - Release Date: August 18th from Ecco Why You’ll Love It: Parnaz Foroutan was tagged by the Pen Center as a mandatory emerging voice in 2009, and this debut novel is set to unveil why. With The Girl ...

The Process

hitrecord.org - Would you mind coming down to the station? Just to answer a few questions. It’ll help us out a lot - thanks. It’s a standard script the cops use when they call. Like telemarketers. The good ones kn...

Adobe Digital Index: NY vs. LA Creativity Throwdown

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blogs.adobe.com - Long coastal creative rivals, the NY vs LA debate is heating up this summer as noted in the recent NYT piece spotlighting Brooklyn’s creative class exodus out West. Finding this shift fascinating, ...

For Artists With Developmental Disabilities, Dance Provides An Outlet And Inspiration

huffingtonpost.com - "I like to dance. I want to dance. I have to dance. When you do the stage, you want to dance. It makes me feel good, it makes me feel better.  Dancing to have fun. Power of dancing when you do have...

PBS SoCaL's Arts With Impact Initiative

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pbssocal.org - PBS SoCaL's Arts With Impact is a commitment within LAaRT  to feature stories about people whose art strengthens communities. This initiative focuses on artists from diverse backgrounds, amplifying...

The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility

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brainpickings.org - “Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” “Nothing any...

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

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kickstarter.com - This is a dark and brooding modern fairy-tale of bullying, absent parents, self-harm, loss and, above all, love. Written by one of the UK’s most gifted authors, this story deserves a wider audience...

A New Book Teaches Students That #BlackLivesMatter

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magazine.good.is - Duchess Harris teaches American Studies at Macalester College, a small and selective school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Still, she’s noticed that many of her first year students simply don’t show up pr...

Burning Man Bans Glitter: Last Week in Art | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com - A lot went down this week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado: ...

Director Brendan Gibbons Takes Comedy to the Next Level With Virtual Reality - Interactive (video) - Creativity Online

creativity-online.com - Virtual reality -- a seemingly limitless medium -- is more accessible than ever, but it's mostly been confined to high-octane, action-packed spots for cars or athletics companies. Now, with "Red Ve...

How 10 Top YouTube Users Make Over $1 Million a Year

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blog.creativelive.com - By no means is it a piece of cake, but making a living on YouTube is possibly one of the most fun careers imaginable. Everything from fashion accessories to kiddie toy reviews is part of a lucrativ...

Arts instruction makes major comeback in Chula Vista schools

scpr.org - Chula Vista Elementary School District launched an arts education expansion and teacher hiring spree this summer unlike any that local arts educators have ever seen. The district serving 30,000 stu...

Watch: David Lynch-Approved 'Uncle John' Has A Murder to Cover Up in Exclusive Trailer and Poster

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indiewire.com - By Zack Sharf | Indiewire September 1, 2015 at 2:56PM READ MORE: FilmBuff to Release SXSW Small-Town Thriller 'Uncle John' Steven Piet's directorial debut "Uncle John" is giving "Beverly Hills Cop"...

The 10 Most Gut-Punching Moments From BuzzFeed's Exposé on Sexism in Animation

blogs.indiewire.com - By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood August 31, 2015 at 3:30PM It's not news that the animation industry has always been a boys club, but that doesn't make BuzzFeed's recent longform exposé on the h...

Why One Community Chooses Not To Tell Their Stories On The Internet

huffingtonpost.com - That's what John Marr had to say about his hobby in a 1999 essay called "Zines Are Dead," pointing out the contrasting ease of writing on the Internet. "The web has made a reality out of the fantas...

Winning Writers Newsletter - Award-Winning Poems: Fall 2015

createsend.com - VERDUGO and WATCH FIRE by David Kutz-Marks Winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry Postmark Deadline: September 30 This prestigious contest gives two awards of $1,000 and publication by Univers...

The Top 10 Most Expensive Women Artists At Auction

huffingtonpost.com - We continue our series of the most expensive artists at auction with women artists. Taking a long view—over the past ten years—and looking at artists dead or living (as opposed to our last post on ...

Empty Met: Capturing the ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Exhibition on Instagram | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com - The usually packed Metropolitan Museum of Art cleared out last week to give Instagrammers an opportunity to photograph The Costume Institute exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, without di...

Man Therapy says it's manly to take care of your mental health

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mashable.com - Dr. Rich Mahogany has all the makings of a “real man.” An impressive mustache is the focal point of his stern, expressionless face. His voice is deep and monotone, claiming authority with every syl...

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Classical Music

houstoniamag.com - Image: Courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco / Houston Symphony The relationship between Emanuel Ax and Johannes Brahms might be the greatest in classical music history (if not for the fact that Ax is curre...

Answer: What is Method Acting?

nyfa.edu - Question: What is the acting technique, based on the principles of Stanislavsky that was popularized in 1930’s America by director Lee Strasberg at The Actors’ Studio, New York? If this were an epi...

Right Now, Uber Is Giving Free Rides in 'Mad Max' Cars | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com - This weekend, real-life Warboys took to the streets in the form of an Uber promotion that put some seriously wicked wheels on the ground in downtown Seattle. To tear up the fury roads surrounding t...

Wes Anderson Swearing Supercut is Obviously NSFW | Nerdist

nerdist.com - Oh how we love Wes Anderson! Liking Wes Anderson films might as well be a pre-requisite in order to work at Nerdist.com. Ok, maybe not a pre-requisite, but it does at least lend itself to being con...

Top 5 Netflix recommendations of the week: Welcome To Me, HitRECord On TV and Buffy

ibtimes.co.uk - When it comes to Kristen Wiig, there's no question as to whether she can deliver 'funny'. The actress has proved time and again in movies such as Bridesmaids, Girl Most Likely and Paul that she is ...

The Artist's Way: A Workshop with Julia Cameron

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sedonamagoretreat.org - Two decades ago, Julia Cameron published her groundbreaking book The Artist’s Way, a course in discovering and recovering your creative self. Now in use by over four million people worldwide, the c...

Goodman Joins Chandelier, Campbell Ewald Hires Shoesmith and More

adage.com - Subscribe to Datacenter today and access the 200 Leading National Advertisers Report, ranking the nation’s 200 biggest ad spenders and more. Chandelier, the agency behind Old Navy's campaigns, has ...

Creative Spirit Casey Kelbaugh

artistthink.com - AT:  Welcome to Artist Think Casey. For Artist Think readers who don’t know: what is Slideluck? Slideluck is a non-profit dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Sin...

The Gay Ole Opry: An Interview with Marlene Twitty-Fargo

thebluegrasssituation.com - Although Music City has more than a few country music princesses, it has only one true queen: Marlene Twitty-Fargo. Backed by her band of top-notch players -- known collectively as the Twat Biscuit...

Promoting Passion Week 85: Inspirational Reminders

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promotingpassion.com - I’m going to be honest: sometimes I just need to hear something nice. The desktop background on my computer alternates between sweet and inspiring Winnie the Pooh quotes, and I have a little bookle...

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting

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brainpickings.org - “The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.” Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen (b. September 21, 1934) is among the most exhilarating...

New York Classical Review

newyorkclassicalreview.com - Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join forces with the JACK Quartet for the American Music Project’s first event in New York, November 20 at Roulette. The con...

Quote of the Day: Helen Mirren: "We Have to Start Stealing the Men's Roles"

blogs.indiewire.com - By Laura Berger | Women and Hollywood August 31, 2015 at 2:00PM Earlier this summer, Helen Mirren called Hollywood's ageist double standards "fucking outrageous." The "Woman in Gold" star elaborate...

"Magenta" to make NYC debut at Thespis fest

app.com - “Discovering Magenta” is a psychological thriller that tackles issues of mental health, mysterious pasts and the search for fulfillment  -- oh, and it’s a musical. The new production will make its ...

Our Program

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youngarts.org - YoungArts is not a school, a contest or a competition. YoungArts is a life-changing program for young artists. Every year, YoungArts selects approximately 800 young artists in ten different discipl...

Writing Winning Short Stories by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

writing.ie - Award winning short story writer Martina Devlin says, “Joyce calls them epiphanies. William Trevor calls them glimpses. I’d call short stories snapshots…because a snapshot is the most important pho...

Christine Baranski on 'The Good Wife's' Writing Snub and 5 Other Emmy Nominee Questions

thewrap.com - “I think it’s been consistently one of the most well-written shows in television,” actress tells TheWrap Christine Baranski is nominated for an Emmy for her role on “The Good Wife,”  but the vetera...

The MovieTube Litigation Part I: Who Needs SOPA?

lawtheories.com - On July 24th, six major studios sued MovieTube for direct and indirect copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition in the Southern District of New York. MovieTube is alle...

33 Can't-Miss New Books You'll Want To Curl Up With This Fall

huffingtonpost.com -  Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel Purity, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and ...

The Big Bad Wolf Gets A Rebranding

fastcoexist.com - Ever since the publication of Little Red Riding Hood—and even long before—wolves have gotten a bad rap in pop culture (with the possible exception of wolf-themed indie band names). A new art campai...

Mark Sawicki, Chair of NYFA LA’s 3D Animation and Visual Effects

nyfa.edu - One of the more enticing aspects of the New York Film Academy is its belief that our instructors should not only be well versed in their crafts, but also strongly established in their respective fi...

5 Successful Writers Who Received Rejection Letters - ScreenCraft

screencraft.org - Even the best of the best start from humble beginnings and fail along their journey to stardom. Here are five writers who once received rejection letters, proving we should never let rejection stop...

We Want Your Culture Stories: A Call for Pitches

theatlantic.com - Cultural histories From Dallas to Spoiler Alerts: The Rise and Fall of the Cliffhanger Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream Cinderella: The Ultimate Postwar Makeover Story The History ...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music | Rising Opera Sensation Brenda Rae Returns to Madison to support University Opera

music.wisc.edu - Brenda Rae, a School of Music voice alumna whose 2013 U.S. operatic debut in the Santa Fe Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s  “La Traviata” received high praise from the New York Times, will st...

Watch now: In Their Own Words | Queen Elizabeth II | Preview | PBS SoCal/KOCE Video

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video.pbs.org - A personalized PBS video experience is only a few clicks away. Use one of the services below to sign-in to PBS, and you'll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite sh...

Ingenious: Nicholas Epley - Issue 27: Dark Matter - Nautilus

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nautil.us - As a behavioral scientist, Nicholas Epley is a bold explorer. For years he has plumbed the murky river of misunderstanding that runs between people. “There’s more blackness in the mind of another p...

Kevin Kline | The Talks

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the-talks.com - Mr. Kline, if you could give your younger self any advice about the movie industry what would it be? It’ll sound like I’m joking, but I’m serious: “Don’t listen to any advice from an older artist.”...

Overcoming low self esteem: “Where was my self respect?”

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thecreativemind.net - Our self-esteem or positive self concept, and how well and deeply we value ourselves, and impacts how fully we can live and realize our talents. The horrific experience of abuse interests me as a c...

Douglas Eby

Developing creativity and personal growth for multitalented people. My sites include Talent Development Resources; Developing Creativity; The Creative Mind; HighAbility; HighlySensitive; TheInnerActor; TheInnerEntrepreneur and others.

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