A response to Andrew Collins’s “In Defense of Hamilfans.”
Can music heal cultural wounds?
It’s healthy to find art you can get obsessed with.
For Californian folk artist James Spaite, a cello, a guitar, and a pair of voices are all it takes to craft a record that is breathtakingly beautiful and immensely satisfying.
Even the best artists have experienced creative drought. Here are their words of encouragement
To Vincent Van Gogh: your faith broke, but we remain. [In Memoriam BJP, 5/29/2014] Bryan WandelBryan Wandel works in government…
The fiddler (and nearly any other artist) needs these two sets of skills to improvise well.
Should you make art for an audience, or for one person?
In his essay “The Poet,” Ralph Waldo Emerson argues that the poet expresses and even finds what we cannot
Encountering art from many eras enhances our lives. Liz HorstLiz Horst studied music and English literature at Grove City College and…
No one’s going to miss your unfinished novels or paintings. Or will they?
As their Germanic moniker (“new lore”) implies, Neulore aims to tell stories as grand as the beginning of human history and as familiar as grappling with family issues
Tuning is one of my favorite parts of a night at the orchestra. Here’s why
…what will you do?
Contrasting the perspectives of Albert Camus and Fyodor Dostoyevsky on art and rebellion
This Norfolk-based folk artist is southern Virginia’s best-kept secret
Artist extraordinaire Erica Brown talks about the joys and the dangers of painting with encaustics
Art doesn’t have to end when you have children. It just needs to become a regular appointment.
Why I read ancient Egyptian love poems
John Cheever and The Walking Dead have something in common: a love for the ordinary person.