Ellen Denham

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Who is Creative Placemaking? New Music, Integrity, and Community

Billboard graffiti spotted on North Avenue in Station North, Baltimore. Photo by Molly Sheridan<p>The living, breathing practice of new music brings …

In defence of singers

<i>April 22, 2014</i>Jenna SimeonovOp-ed<p>I remember playing some auditions as part of a "mock" audition panel where the singers would get feedback about …

The future of opera is here, and it includes singing domestic sexbots

This week's cover story is about future New York: We look back on trendsetters of the past century and scan ahead to urban hipsters 90 years from …

Chew On This: Operatic Mastication

Opera lovers have been on the edge of their proverbial seats waiting to hear the latest about yet another company having trouble. No sooner did the news of the New York City Opera bankruptcy moderately settle, and the Minnesota Orchestra go back to work, than the 49-year San Diego Opera abruptly …

The “Divergent” Rape Scene: Here’s Why It Matters

Rewriting the script on sexual assault — and giving power back to girls.<p><i>Warning for movie spoilers and potentially triggering discussion of rape and</i> …

Dissent Unheard Of

I’m moderately well-known for the disagreements I get into on the internet.<p>I’m working on one of the hardest problems I’ve ever tried to solve as a …

Opera in America: Is it Circling the Toilet?

Man, it has been a rough couple of years for regional opera companies. My husband hosts an opera podcast on which he has had to add a segment called "The Weekly Dirge" where they discuss which opera company has bitten the dust that week. Opera Pacific, Cleveland Opera, San Antonio Opera, to name a …

Wisconsin Bratwurst Recipe

"This is the only way to cook bratwurst in Wisconsin. The brats are incredibly tasty! If you can get fresh bratwurst from a sausage shop, do it... it …

The truth about geeks and cats

Cats have ruled the internet since its earliest days, just the way they already ruled musty bookstores and comic book shops. It's true that many …

"'We Have Always Fought': Challenging the 'Women, Cattle and Slaves' Narrative" by Kameron Hurley - A Dribble of Ink

'We Have Always Fought': Challenging the 'Women, Cattle and Slaves' Narrative<p>By Kameron Hurley on <br>kameronhurley<p>I’m going to tell you a story about …

The 33 Hottest IPAs in America Right Now

"IPAs are so hot right now!" That sentence is so 1996. And 2018. And probably 2030, if we make it that far. As long as craft beer has been a thing, …

23 American beers to drink before you die

There are at least infinity beers in this country of ours, and someone likes every single one of them. But unfortunately, infinity beers is too many …

How to Write About Female Politicians Without Being a Sexist Shithead

Over the weekend, <i>New York Times</i> public editor Margaret Sullivan took the paper to task for its characterization of Wendy Davis on a recent <i>Times</i> …

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To New Study

Finally, there’s a scientific answer to that magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest.<p>The answer? Are you ready? Are you reeeally ready?<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when domestic airline tickets are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t …

8 Tips to Help Cats Enjoy Car Travel

It's the time of year for vacation, trips, and seeing the countryside, but is cat travel possible—or should kitty stay at home? The answer is more …

Coping with Kitten Season

Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. Kitten …

One Man’s Journey: How I Stopped Watching Porn for One Year and Why I’m Not Going Back

It hasn’t been easy, particularly as a single guy, but <b>what I’ve learned about myself through this experience has transformed my life forever.</b><p><b>Life</b> …

30 Cats Who Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep-Fu

Anyone who has a cat knows they have the marvelous ability to sleep wherever they want, however they want. These pictures will show you just how …

The Prairie Homestead

Well, I do have goats, and they don't have a castle, but you never know... ;)

Hate Lena Dunham? You’ll love Llewyn Davis

HBO/Everett Collection; CBS Films/Everett Collection<p>The eponymous hero of the Coen brothers’ latest film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” is self-absorbed and aimless. He indulges in casual, careless sex, the consequences of which are inconvenient for him and dire for his female partners. He abuses his …

The problem with false feminism

(or why “Frozen” left me cold)<p>I have made absolutely no secret of how much I disliked Disney’s <i>Frozen</i>. I hated it. I spent most of the movie …

The Sexy Lie

4.4K Shares<p>Good afternoon. Are we having a transformative afternoon so far? Let’s hear it. Well, I am here today to talk about a lie, in specific, a …

Plan your next trip with the National Trust | National Trust for Historic Preservation

photo by: Leah Nash<p>Travel to Historic Places<p>Where are you headed this weekend? America’s communities are filled with historic neighborhoods, streets, …

Incredible Home Catwalks Make for Purr-fectly Happy Felines

In 1988, when home builder Peter Cohen moved into his house in Goleta, California, two roaming outdoor cats came with the property. Shortly after he …