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Macklemore: Music Saved Me, And Now I Want To Save Kids

“I want to give them that magic that is hearing yourself on headphones for the first time. Like, that is a spiritual experience. If you are an artist, if you are a rapper, a singer and you hear your voice on headphones for the first time, that’s God right there.”

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When Art Sells For Unfathomable Millions Of Dollars…

When a work of art sells for a quantum of money larger than any ordinary person’s practical reckoning, it seems to make art foreign to ordinary humanity. The feeling is akin to what it’s like to arrive back to some beloved place that has been gentrified so thoroughly that it now feels almost hostile to its former inhabitants.

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How Did The Golden Globes Become The Place To Advocate For Journalists And Their Protection?

Meryl Streep, basically – and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, sponsors of the Golden Globes and, for years, in real need of burnishing their image.

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Six Activist Women Musicians Fighting For The Environment

How do artists bend their art to help fight climate change and degradation of the environment? These six musicians have banded together to figure it out.

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After Investigation, The Pulitzer Prize Board Keeps Junot Díaz

Díaz removed himself as board president in May, after “writer Zinzi Clemmons accused Mr. Díaz of forcibly kissing her when she was a graduate student at Columbia University, prompting a divisive debate within the literary world over Mr. Díaz’s actions and whether he should be held accountable.” The Pulitzer Prize board said it found no reason to remove the novelist from the... | Read More

After Investigation, The Pulitzer Prize Board Keeps Junot Díaz

Díaz removed himself as board president in May, after “writer Zinzi Clemmons accused Mr. Díaz of forcibly kissing her when she was a graduate student at Columbia University, prompting a divisive debate within the literary world over Mr. Díaz’s actions and whether he should be held accountable.” The Pulitzer Prize board said it found no reason to remove the novelist from the... | Read More

This Artist Is Keeping The Promise She Made To A Saint While She Was Ill

Artist Melo Dominguez spent eight weeks in the hospital with chronic pancreatitis, and she made a promise, a manda, to “give her days to people and service.” Now she has a gallery in Tucson, not only for her own work but for that of artists who might not otherwise have a track to the art world. Dominguez: “You gotta wait in line to get into the museum. You gotta go to X... | Read More

This Artist Is Keeping The Promise She Made To A Saint While She Was Ill

Artist Melo Dominguez spent eight weeks in the hospital with chronic pancreatitis, and she made a promise, a manda, to “give her days to people and service.” Now she has a gallery in Tucson, not only for her own work but for that of artists who might not otherwise have a track to the art world. Dominguez: “You gotta wait in line to get into the museum. You gotta go to X... | Read More

In A New, Oscar-Tipped Netflix Movie, The Writer And Director Got To Express The Absurdities Of Her Own Experience

And that director, Tamara Jenkins, “is getting increasingly frustrated by its billing. ‘It’s not just a women’s infertility comedy. It’s about survival. It’s about humanity. It’s about growing. It’s about mortality. It’s about gentrification.'”

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Are Novelists Returning To Modernism?

Modernism is inextricably bound to the concept of the West – and now that the United States and Britain are once again reckoning in challenging ways with their places in the world, some of the countries’ novelists are returning to its style and philosophy.

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