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Before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed 25 years ago, curb cuts were a rarity, making sidewalks inaccessible to people in wheelchairs. Nor were there guaranteed ramps allowing entry into buildings—including schools and courthouses — or wheelchair lifts on public transportation...
A conversation with Round House Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette.
Located in Savannah, Georgia, Deep Center is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the literacy of low-income children through creative writing. The NEA recently awarded Deep Center an NEA Our Town grant to support Block by Block, a project that encourages students to use research and...
An interview with horror screenwriter and filmmaker Ted Geoghegan.
Spotlight on the Washington State Historical Society, a Blue Star Museum.
We're dipping into the archives to take a look at art-science collaborations.
NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach talks about how creative placemaking projects are addressing the issue of inequity.
A handful of podcasts to add to your summer listening list.
Even the most committed of urbanites will admit that summer in the city can be a sweaty slog. Rush hour in 90 percent humidity? No thanks. Emboldened cockroaches scampering on the sidewalks? No thanks some more. Below are a few Blue Star Museums that will get you out of the concrete jungle and back...
Paul Rucker has never taken a cello lesson in his life, and yet he can improvise on the instrument all day long. But that's just one part of his multidisciplinary story. He is also recognized as an original visual artist with something powerful to say. In this post, we focus our attention on Rucker...

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