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Eight Great Books for Getting Through a Creative Block New! 2020-09-29 17:50:13If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. In some inevitable

Influential Social Practice Art Fellowship Program Shuts Down New! 2020-09-29 15:24:28Artists such as Simone Leigh, Dread Scott, and Suzanne Lacy have taken part in A Blade of Grass's famed program.

Slumming It New! 2020-09-29 14:52:42Andrew Strombeck’s DIY on the Lower East Side is a cultural history of New York’s fiscal crisis.

The Best Camera Lenses for iPhones Will Yield New! 2020-09-29 14:45:58In 2020, five years after a film shot exclusively on iPhones premiered at Sundance (Tangerine, 2015) and the year when Naomi Campbell shot her own sel

The Best Ribbons for Delicate Finishes and Trims New! 2020-09-29 14:43:22Tie a bow, weave a pattern, build a wreath. When it comes to ribbons, the creative possibilities are nearly endless. So too, it appears, are the varie

The Best Poppy Liquid Extract and Oil for New! 2020-09-29 14:41:35Of the many drying oils you can keep in your arsenal, poppy oil is an excellent, versatile choice. Extracted from poppy seed, this slick medium can im

The Best Pipe Cleaners for Crafting New! 2020-09-29 14:39:37Pipe cleaners, as their name makes clear, were originally developed to clean tobacco pipes. Consisting of a wire core covered by short bristles, these

The Best Metallic Acrylic Paint for Glittery Effects New! 2020-09-29 14:36:49If you’re looking for a paint to impart an all-over metallic effect or one that can just add a light-catching detail here and there, metallic ac

The Best Marbled Papers for Scrapbooking, Sculpting, and More New! 2020-09-29 14:35:07Decorated with dense, intricate patterns, marbled papers are some of the most alluring papers to use in your art. These colorful sheets were tradition

New Study Reveals Potentially Groundbreaking Drawing Hidden Beneath New! 2020-09-29 14:34:46A scientist has spent more than 14 years analyzing high-resolution images of the famous painting.

On Amazon Prime Day, We’ll Be Here to 2020-09-25 17:53:05Every year, Amazon’s Prime Day offers thousands of deals on the site’s products, from electronics to books and art supplies. The shopping

From the Archives: Matters of Fact 2020-09-25 15:13:17As one of the original Photo-Realists, the late painter Robert Bechtle grappled with representation for over five decades.

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In ‘The End of the Day,’ the Past New! 2020-09-29 08:46:32Bill Clegg returns to a fictional small town in this story of big secrets.

In ‘The Midnight Library,’ Books Offer Transport to New! 2020-09-29 08:40:19Matt Haig provides a fresh literary twist on the “Sliding Doors” phenomenon.

Late Night Weighs In on Trump’s Taxes 2020-09-29 06:05:38“For those keeping score, Trump paid $750 in taxes and $130,000 to a porn star, which means if the I.R.S. wants to get money from Trump, you guy

A Narnia-Inspired Design, on Long Island 2020-09-29 05:00:34A guesthouse remodel is helped by a passion for reading, in particular an escapist book series. Step into the wardrobe, please.

When Life Looks Like a Wes Anderson Movie 2020-09-29 05:00:30An Instagram platform, now a book, documents real-life settings that look like frames from the director’s movies.

Marilynne Robinson’s New Book Explores Love in Segregated 2020-09-29 05:00:10In “Jack,” the fourth volume in Robinson’s Gilead series, an interracial romance faces perils in a Jim Crow city.

Beyond Nature vs. Nurture, What Makes Us Ourselves? 2020-09-29 05:00:09In “Unique,” David J. Linden distinguishes those traits that are entirely genetic from the murkier category of qualities that are a combin

A Woman Escapes Her Kidnapper. Will She Live 2020-09-29 05:00:09In ‘Dear Child,’ Romy Hausmann explores the aftermath of an abduction. Her debut is equal parts mystery, thriller and family story.

Managing the Bedbugs, Bathroom Shortages and Big Egos 2020-09-29 05:00:07“The Daughters of Yalta,” by Catherine Grace Katz, recounts the events of the 1945 conference from the perspective of three daughters of A

‘Bestiary’ Offers a Compendium of Creatures, and Generations 2020-09-29 05:00:07K-Ming Chang’s debut novel tells the stories of three generations of Taiwanese women through the beasts, both real and mythical, they encounter.

Why We Let White-Collar Criminals Get Away With 2020-09-29 05:00:07In “Big Dirty Money,” Jennifer Taub, a law professor, shows how the justice system caters to wealthy white-collar criminals at the expense

Mexico’s War on Its Citizens’ Bodies 2020-09-29 05:00:06In “Grieving,” the Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza delivers a searing indictment of her country’s epidemic of violence and a po

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Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the 2020-09-28 11:38:56The spellbinding refrains of the kulning call reflect a tradition that offered women freedom and independence

Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red? 2020-09-25 13:24:23One company has exclusive rights to the source of the iconic pigment—a copper mine's supply of iron deposits that may last just a century more

How Do People Picnic Around the Globe? 2020-09-23 10:45:46Outdoor dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air meal

The Women Writers Who Shaped 20th-Century American Literature 2020-09-23 07:00:00A new show at the National Portrait Gallery spotlights 24 authors, including Lorraine Hansberry, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong Kingston

How the Vampire Got His Fangs 2020-09-22 12:00:00An incisive history of a Halloween snarl

Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York 2020-09-22 08:30:00In her new book, author Lori Zimmer reveals some of the city’s best art pieces not found in museums

How NASA Marketed Its Space Program With Fantastical 2020-09-21 13:00:00When it came to exploring the stars, Americans had to see it to believe in it

Germany May Have Banished Nazism, but Its Medieval 2020-09-21 11:45:20In the city where Martin Luther revolutionized Christianity, a vile, 700-year-old sculpture openly denigrates Jews. Why is it still there?

Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earth 2020-09-18 12:04:28Little can compare to the healing power of silence

Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeover 2020-09-18 11:30:40For nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?

Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of 2020-09-18 07:00:00The author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital world

Alexander von Humboldt: The Man History Forgot 2020-09-17 15:00:27Rediscover the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early America

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The Latest Music Piracy: Stream-Ripping New! 2020-09-29 18:01:06Called stream-ripping, it accounts for 80% of copyright infringement among the biggest piracy sites, according to a recent report by the PRS. Stream-r

The Met Opera Shutdown – Time For A New! 2020-09-29 17:29:33“If this devastating shutdown forces the Met to grapple with its role in American society and to shift the overwhelmingly traditional template o

Carrie Mae Weems Wields Art Against COVID New! 2020-09-29 17:01:07There is no time for being artsy or coy, one might argue, when so many people are dying. This project also reveals a certain degree of modesty on Weem

The Writer-Diplomat Tradition New! 2020-09-29 16:29:39The writer-diplomat tradition, though largely ignored in the history of letters, has been critical to the development of many European and Latin Ameri

What Theatre Can Learn From Role-Play Games New! 2020-09-29 16:01:47“We believe that theatre artists could learn something from the collaborative storytelling techniques employed in tabletop role-playing games. A

St. Louis Public Radio Ousts Its Leader New! 2020-09-29 15:29:27The flap between Tim Eby and some of his workers came to light in early August when journalists and producers of color complained about unfair treatme

Bad Sign For London’s West End: ‘The Mousetrap’ New! 2020-09-29 14:59:49“Agatha Christie’s whodunnit, the longest-running play in the world, had been due to welcome socially distanced audiences at St Martin&rsq

How COVID Scrambled How Hollywood Finances Projects New! 2020-09-29 14:32:49COVID-19 has upended the revenue streams that Hollywood could once depend on. As theaters have yet to fully reopen and draw film fans, studios have ha

Why Spotify Has Successful Artists Named ‘White Noise New! 2020-09-29 14:03:41“You’ve probably never heard of them, but Relaxing Music Therapy has had a pretty damn successful music career. At least, on Spotify. This

How America’s Literary Programs Made The World Smaller New! 2020-09-29 13:32:44Even today, the institutions of creative writing in the United States reflect their origins in the Cold War. In the 1940s and 1950s, early advocates f

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Life Story Is So Much More New! 2020-09-29 13:01:02“The turmoil of Artemisia’s early life — and the remarkable evidence of it that survives — has inevitably overshadowed the les

The Flaws And Blemishes Of Thinking Scientifically New! 2020-09-29 12:31:05Philosophers of science tend to irritate practicing scientists, to whom science already makes complete sense. It doesn’t make sense to Michael S

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