One of the favorite reference books on my shelves isn’t a style guide or dictionary but a collection of insults...
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What does it mean to “grow up”? Every culture has its way of defining adulthood, whether it’s surviving an initiation..
Stories of idiosyncratic and demanding composers and bandleaders abound in mid-century jazz—of pioneers who pushed their musicians to new heights..
Marina Pesenti describes how Ukraine is reclaiming its art scene after years of Russian dominance.
A Pandora for the adventurous antiquarian, the highly underrated site Radiooooo gives users streaming music from all over the world..
George Lucas launches Narrative Art museum, Admitting his ability to Understand Stoytelling lies in the Past
George Lucas made a fortune out of turning his love of popular art into “Star Wars.” Now, he’s using a..
The so-called “Great Vowel Shift” was a very unusual occurrence. During the period between around 1500 to around 1700, the..
In Manuel Solano’s “The Basement”—the artist’s first grayscale painting since going blind—a somber figure stands alone in a corner, back..
The class aiming to improve people’s mental health by teaching them how to ad-lib. World Hacks: ‘How improv helped me..
When the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull reopened after a refurbishment in January 2017, it unveiled an expensive acquisition: an..