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Like many professions, arts journalism has fractured and morphed with the impact of technology. Those who practice arts journalism have also changed and include not only critics and reporters, but artists as well. Jacqueline E. Lawton is a DC-based playwright whose work has been presented at...
The newest issue of NEA Arts -- A Kind of Beauty --looks at the interesections of the arts and the sciences. While that's a pairing that's been much in the news of late, you might be surprised to find that at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two disciplines have been BFFs for...
Man standing at chalkboard full of mathematical equations.
If you believe the popular conception of artists and scientists as polar opposites, you might expect that putting them into a room together would lead to brawls, brouhahas, and well,...
"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...
"Don’t worry if you don’t understand the first ten minutes [of a Shakespeare play]; I don’t understand the first ten minutes 90 percent of the time, unless I really, really know the play and I've worked on it. Study the character list, actually. I think that's very...
As we get ready to announce our new Shakespeare in American Communities grantees, we thought it was an opportune time to reflect on the continued importance of teaching, reading, and performing Shakespeare. And who better to explain this than those who have been personally touched, influenced, and...
"If you give children an escape from their regimentation, if you give them an escape from maybe the ignorance they are raised in at home, and you give them an oasis to come to everyday where not only do they learn important things---math, science and all of that, computers---but they also...
Part of the compact we make when we go to the theatre is to shut out the outside world and completely immerse ourselves in the world displayed before us by artists, by actors. We can’t shut out our own thoughts of course, our memories and associations, but our gaze is directed, what we see...
I challenge anybody who doesn't see the importance of arts in our lives to throw away all their books, turn off their television, never watch another movie again, and never listen to another song. And see if they can survive without any of that stuff.---John Lloyd Young The New York Times...
April 23 marks the 449 th birthday of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up several little known facts about the "Bard of Avon." Think we missed a fanciful factoid? Add to the comments below. In Shakespeare’s famous words, “...

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