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Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn, photo by Scott Suchma "[Y]ou have to be as uncompromising as you possibly can about who you think you are, and to fight for that, in bad times and good times." --- Michael Kahn Having established himself as a premier artistic...
Benjamin Percy and his sister and fellow writer Jennifer Percy. Photo by William J. Adams “The writer’s life is spent alone---at the desk---the missives we write equivalent to notes in a bottle tossed into a midnight sea.” --- Benjamin Percy Not only does writing apparently run in...
Translation by Xi Chuan and Katie Schulze Xi Chuan during his visit to the U.S. for the Push Open the Window book tour. Photo by Katie Schulze "Thought is like flying, though flying gives you vertigo,/ which is why I don't always want to be in thought." --- Xi Chuan, from "...
September 6, 2011 Danielle Evans. Photo by Nina Subin Barely into her mid-20s, fiction writer Danielle Evans ---a literature and creative writing professor at DC's American University---has already distinguished herself among her peers with such recognition as the 2011 Paterson Prize, the 2011...
Jane Comfort. Photo by Lois Greenfield "Art works. Just let it." --- Jane Comfort Since 1978 Jane Comfort has created more than 45 dance theater works for her eponymous company. Melding the vernaculars of dance, theater, and literature, Comfort creates profoundly moving works that defy...
Sondra Radvanovsky. Image courtesy of Ms. Radvanovsky "Singing really is my drug of choice!" --- Sondra Radvanovsky According to Illinois native Sondra Radvanovsky , she fell in love with music thanks to a timely purchase by her mother of a Karen Carpenter record. Music is still...
New York, New York Thelma Golden. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Thelma Golden has been at the Studio Museum in Harlem since the turn of the millenium, first as the deputy director for exhibits and programs, and, since 2005, as the museum's director and chief curator. For Golden---who also...
New York City, New York Jesse L. Martin (r) with Byron Jennings in William Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale , directed by Michael Greif, part of the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park. Photo by Joan Marcus You may recognize Virginia native Jesse L. Martin from his 198 episodes (according to IMDB...
New York, NY "Social Dress Buffalo" (installation view, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University) © Takashi Horisaki Working primarily in sculpture Japanese visual artist Takashi Horisaki has exhibited widely at venues including New York City's Socrates Sculpture Park and St...