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Sam Pollard headshot

Sam Pollard © LaMont Hamilton Photographic Imaging

Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand.


Thomas W. Jones II

Thomas W. Jones II.  Courtesy of Metro Stage

Writer, director, and actor

Makes sense of the world through theater.

A storyteller in cloth

Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Creating art from found objects, including car parts

Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.

Holistic Urban Planner, Member of the National Council on the Arts

Maria Rosario Jackson talks about urban planning with art at its heart.


Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and John Vick standing side by side facing the camera

Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and John Vick, curators of Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the PMA

With a new exhibit and catalogue-- both titled REPRESENT, the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts its extensive collection of African American art on view

Organizing curator John Vick and consulting curator/editor Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw tell us about its rich history.


Dinaw Mengestu head shot.

Photo credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Dinaw Mengestu moves between Uganda and the American Midwest in his recent novel All Our Names

In All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

After 29 years, Barry Bergey is moving on…

Barry Bergey shares some memories about a lifetime immersed in folk and traditional arts.


Head shot of Ping Chong

Photo by Adam Nadel

Ping Chong, a visionary citizen- artist and six-time NEA grantee, connects racial history to our current unrest in his recent play, Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America.

Diana Green and Cathy Gassenheimer have a mission:
Arts Education for Every Alabama pre-k thru 12 Student!


Nathaniel Philbrick

Courtesy of Nathaniel Philbrick

Why Read Moby-Dick?

In a slim, lucid  and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic.

What happens when innovative medical practitioners join with a lively arts community?

Find out from Maria Jukic, executive director of Cleveland’s Clinic’s Arts and Medicine Institute and Tom Schorgl, director of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.


Fred Foote headshot.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Foote

Medic Against Bomb: Fred Foote’s first collection of poetry

The neurologist/holistic practioneer knows first-hand the healing power of the arts for veterans.


Max Brooks

Photo courtesy of Crown Publishing Group

Putting Zombies on the global map

Max Brooks really isn’t kidding when it comes to zombies.


Jesmyn Ward

Photo by Tony Cook

Jesmyn Ward finds the past is often present in rural Mississippi

In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.