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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...
How do we build a better future for Americans? By asking for advice from those ordinary Americans who are already doing extraordinary things. Each week the White House invites these Champions of Change---those people who work in their communities every day to "out-innovate, out-educate, and...
In this week’s podcast, we talk to the co-founder of Wormfarm, Jay Salinas. "What is Wormfarm?" you may ask. Good question! Wormfarm, a recent Our Town grantee , is a 40-acre organic vegetable farm and creative hub in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. It was started 15 years ago by two artists,...
Juan Devis (right) interviews urban planner John Arroyo at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. Photo courtesy of KCET Good criticism reveals layers of hidden meaning, allowing audiences to uncover the relationship a particular work of art has to place and community. A...
Here I am with Louise Slaughter (and Rochester's News Channel 10) during our visit to the George Eastman House. Photo courtesy of George Eastman House. I’m just back from a fairly intense and jam packed trip to western New York. We started in Schenectady where they were having the annual...
by Rainey Knudson, Founder/Director, Glasstire Rainey Knudson is the founder and director of Glasstire, a website about visual art in Texas now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Photo by Everett Taasevigen Why does art criticism matter? Art criticism matters because art matters. [If you’re not sure...
In this week’s podcast, we explore creative placemaking in Miami, Florida. Miami is claiming its place as a vibrant cultural center thanks to the generosity of funders like the Knight Foundation, and the hard work and dedication of a number of visionaries. These include Scott Cunningham, who...
David Hinton. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hinton "I treat a translation as a poem of my own, with the complication that it needs to correspond to an original." David Hinton is one of 16 literary translators newly selected to receive fellowship support from the NEA to translate works of...
The Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR), published at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, calls itself “a literary magazine of consequence” with good reason. For a literary journal produced in one of the more far-flung regions of the country, it has generated considerable notice for its stories:...
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved. What would alien DNA look like? If you were trapped in a wormhole, how would it feel? And of...

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