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Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. Found, WFMU tells us, “in the ancient Syrian city of …

Cymatics: Science v. Music (VIDEO).

I’m about to make you very happy. Stop what you’re doing and watch this extremely cool video called “Cymatics: Science v. Music,” by musician Nigel …

The Importance Of Emotion In Photography

Have you ever admired a fun photo collection and wondered how the photographer can possibly have so much excitement in their lives? Generally …

These Clever Illustrated Optical Illusions Will Make You Do A Double Take

<b>Based in</b> Malaysia, T-shirt designer Chow Hon Lam—whom we last featured for his witty illustrations of pop culture characters' everyday life …

Drawing

School Teacher Paints Realistic Portraits On His Hand And Stamps Them On Paper

Instead of painting directly on paper, first-grade school teacher Russel Powell paints realistic portraits directly on his hand, then using it as a …

Digital Art

Robert Creeley’s Legacy Answers the Question, Can Poetry Matter?

Robert Creeley (Photo: Jim Bush)Ten years after the death of the American poet Robert Creeley, Kevin DiCamillo considers his legacy and lasting …

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Literature

Tennessee Teen Production of Rent Goes on Despite Clergy Opposition – Exclusive Interview with Director

The big news in Tullahoma, TN last weekend is what didn't happen.<p>In a scenario out of <i>Footloose,</i> a Tullahoma clergyman tried to unite local church …

LGBTQI

Pulitzer-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis: 'the prize doesn't really mean anything'

The New York playwright, who won the 2015 Pulitzer prize, looks back on his awards, accidental writing career and friendship with Philip Seymour Hoffman<p>Stephen Adly Guirgis, 50, is a playwright, screenwriter and actor. Born and raised in New York City by an Irish-American mother and Egyptian …

Shakespeare's Web

"Theatre gives you the chance to stop the flow of time", says noted director <b>Peter Sellars</b>, talking at the Stratford Festival, about the world …

WHAT IS FINE ART STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - Julia Anna Gospodarou | Black and White Fine Art Photography and Architectural Photography

Nightly Love in Paris © Julia Anna Gospodarou – Fine Art Street Photography<p>Fine Art Street Photography is a new photography style and a new concept …

Street Photography

Fall Out Boy: "Uma Thurman"

Fall Out Boy go hard on the pop culture kitsch appeal here — not just with the title, but with a surfy refrain nicked from the theme to <i>The Munsters</i>, …

Amateur Musicians Go Pro With The Baltimore Symphony

What would it sound like if you put a bunch of amateur musicians onstage with a professional orchestra and told them to play? Probably a bit like a rehearsal at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore last month.<p>Onstage, members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) mixed with non-professional …

The Latest: Theater shooting victim's dad expresses relief

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado theater shooting trial verdict (all times local):<p>7:05 p.m.<p>Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was one of …

What drawing faces taught me about gender

Sometime around middle school, I became obsessed with drawing faces. During long lectures on the Civil War or powerpoint slides of mitochondria, I …

Feminism

Is painting irrelevant? ‘Not so fast,’ says USC Dornsife art historian - USC News

Art historian Suzanne Hudson can’t keep up with the tally, the number of invested observers — critics, curators and even artists themselves — who …

Art

Artist's Decades-Old Painting of Pluto Is Eerily Accurate

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently sending back the most detailed pictures of Pluto ever taken. But if the images from the historic flyby …

Theatre critics beware – there’s a price for bad reviews

How do people react to bad reviews? Everyone working in the arts has his or her solution. But one of the more extreme examples has just occurred at the Manchester international festival. Seemingly miffed by the poor reception for Neck of the Woods, which he directed, the Turner prize winner Douglas …

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Copyright

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it’s almost as if they’ll come to life if turn your back on them. At France’s Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that’s exactly what happened.<p>The museum asked artist Arnaud Pottier to bring sculptures, …

A darker, grittier 'Phantom of the Opera' haunting Pantages

Gone is Maria Bjornson's lush set design that featured a massive staircase and a candelabra-filled lair, as well as director Hal Prince's romantic interpretation of the story of a beautiful soprano named Christine who is the object of the unrequited affections of a mysterious, deformed genius who …

Misty Copeland, ‘Spring Awakening,’ and Jimmy Carter on Broadway, Harry Potter to Play London

A new production of <b>Spring Awakening</b> will arrive on Broadway this fall, producers announced this week. Recently staged in L.A., the acclaimed Deaf …

How to cure writer's block

One Day writer David Nicholls downloaded a computer program that deleted his own words in order to get over writers block. What other cures are there?<p>Unfortunately for all the frustrated and desperate authors the world over, no one has a one-size-fits-all cure for writer’s block. You can’t pop a …

Creative Writing

Top writing tips for new children's authors from top editors

<b>Charlie Sheppard</b>, previous Branford Boase award winner, editor of Bone Jack by Sara Crowe:<p>“A lot of first-time children’s novels are too long – and with the use of computers they’re becoming longer. Whether it’s the Harry Potter effect or because authors no longer have to write out their stories in …

Writing