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"When I hear anyone talk about the death of classical music, I feel like that individual must ignore all media, because classical music is ubiquitous within it." -- Emily Reese Whether you're a Candy Crush addict, er, we mean aficionado, a seasoned World of Warcraft vet, or your...
While many people have heard of the Vietnam Conflict, not as many may know that, as part of the hostilities, the U.S. bombed the neighboring country of Laos 24 hours a day for nine years. In the mid-2000s, New Zealand filmmaker Kim Mordaunt initially went to Laos to make a documentary about an...
Director wearing hat with two Laotian children.
Director Kim Mordaunt grew up on a banana and avocado farm in a sleepy little town in New South Wales. On the weekends, he said, “We’d hitchhike down to town;...
The NEA awarded a 2013 Art Works grant to Media Alliance in Troy, New York, to support BioArt in the Industrial Wasteland , a series of artist residencies that sought to create do-it-yourself solutions to ecological challenges. One of the visiting artists was Natalie Jeremijenko . A native of...
It's movie awards season, which means from the Screen Actors Guild Awards to the Golden Globes to the Academy Awards and many more glitzy celebrations, Hollywood's finest are being recognized as, well, Hollywood's finest. While no one can predict whether this year's Best Picture...
Probably anyone who's ever taken a creative writing course has heard the phrase, "Show don't tell." For visual artist Andrea Polli, that's also pretty good advice when it comes to talking about climate change. Polli works at the fertile crossroads of digital media and ecology...
“If you’re creating things, you’re doing things that have a high potential for failure, especially if you’re doing things that haven’t been done before. And you learn from those things. No matter how you cut it, you say, “Well, that didn’t work,” or...
David Chase. Photo courtesy of Mr. Chase
In 1999, HBO already had a reputation for pushing boundaries with shows like Oz -- which dared to be sympathetic about prison inmates -- and The Larry Sanders Show ,...
"Failure is another word for experience."---George Lucas The story starts a long time ago in a galaxy far far away in 1950s Modesto, California, where a young boy grows up liking to draw and build things. A lot. Thanks to parental disapproval, he studies anthropology not art in college,...
"I was so moved when I saw [Judy Garland] for the first time… I felt as though she was singing just for me and I was intent about learning how to do that." --- Lainie Kazan Whether you know her from Broadway's My Favorite Year , TV's Will and Grace , or her scene-stealing...

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