National Endowment for the Arts

Frelinghuysen has lots of power in D.C. But his pro-Trump votes could cost him big in N.J.

WASHINGTON -- It was supposed to be a game-changer for New Jersey, a state so long absent from having any real power on Capitol Hill.<p>After waiting …

Republicans

Murs & 9th Wonder

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 8:00 pm<p>Motorco Music Hall<p>The rapper <b>Murs</b> and the producer <b>9th Wonder</b> were raised on different coasts: Murs is a product of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Healing Soldiers

Behind the Mask<p>Revealing the Trauma of War<p>Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can’t articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel.<p>By Caroline Alexander<br>Photographs and Audio by Lynn Johnson<p>Marine Cpl. Chris McNair (Ret.)<p>Afghanistan …

Veterans

Artist-led effort fosters a new generation of craftsmen

Loriene Bridgett moved to Buffalo in January with big dreams and a small budget.<p>The Brooklyn native, eager to start a new life after surviving a bus …

‘Star Wars’ Actor Offers $10,000 Prize to Vets in Search for Best Play by a Veteran

Actor and former Marine Adam Driver will give a $10,000 prize to the winner of a new playwriting contest open only to veterans and active duty …

Conservative View

9 Education Programs Bringing Broadway to Students Across the Country

From Inside Broadway to Disney Musicals in Schools, these programs introduce students to all aspects and professions in theatre.<p>Young people from …

Hamptons

Public Theater Names Laurence Jahns New Chief Advancement Officer

The Public Theater announced Laurence Jahns as its new chief advancement officer.<p>Jahns, who begins his new position on January 8, has more than 25 …

American Film Institute

When life gives you coal ash, make coal ash art

<i>Caroline Armijo (All photos: Dayna Reggero, The Climate Listening Project, The Story We Want)</i><p>Caroline Armijo was feeling relaxed, her mind open, …

North Carolina

Prudish or Impertinent? Viewing Old Art in the Context of New Headlines

I’m old enough to remember when everyone hated Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center for putting warning labels on music. Those prudish …

Conservative View

Taking Note: New Report Elevates Rigor of Arts-Integration Studies in Education Settings | NEA

Since 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts has incentivized researchers and arts practitioners to conduct rigorous studies comparing the arts …

Research

NEA’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Prizes Include Music Publishing Deal and $25,000 Scholarship | NEA

<i>Washington, DC</i>—High school students have the chance to win a music publishing deal and $25,000 scholarship as part of the National Endowment for the …

Spotlight on Music for Autism with Founder Robert Accordino | NEA

Having grown up in what he calls “a musical household,” Robert Accordino first learned about the benefits of music participation for people with …

Autism

Four Views of Mexican-American Trade in the Time of Trump

In a program on potential changes in NAFTA and US taxation, four specialists at Guadalajara International Book Fair look at pertinent pressure points …

Education

We Hear You: Jack Phillips’ Fight at the Supreme Court ‘Is a Fight for All of Us’

<i>Editor’s note: With the case of Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop going before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, we thought we’d highlight some of</i> …

Conservative View

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

WASHINGTON — On the mezzanine of the Kennedy Center Opera House on Sunday night, the seats for a star-studded class of honorees were carefully spaced in an effort to disguise the obvious: The president, a traditional guest of the Kennedy Center Honors, was missing.<p>It was only the fourth time in 40 …

Award Shows

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Start your subscription with our new issue, "Future Gender," just released!<p>With the debate for transgender rights and queer visibility reaching a new …

Photographers

Sexism Is Rampant for Female Fashion Photographers

One says she lost a job for being too old and too fat.<p>Working in fashion has required Kristiina Wilson to develop a thick skin. She’s faced criticism because of her age, her weight, and even her sense of style, she says. The twist is that Wilson doesn’t work in front of the camera, but behind it. A …

Women in Science

Social Media Lab for Writers: Crafting a Strategy and a Presence That Fits You and Your Writing Career

Instructor: Jane Friedman<br>$325 Members | $400 Nonmembers<br>Tuesdays, 1/1/6/18 – 3/6/18* | 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM**<br>*No class on Tuesday 2/13/18<br>**This class …

Social Media Marketing

Adopted Korean Writers Read for a Global Audience

PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction<b>Julayne Lee</b><i> is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection,</i> Not My White Savior<i> (Rare Bird Books, 2018). She is a</i> …

Creative Writing

Gardner Museum Names Inaugural Choreographer-in-Residence

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Selects Choreographer-in-Residence<p>Peter DiMuro will be the first artist to assume the role.<p>By · 11/27/2017, 3:30 …

Boston

NEA

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Jon Hendricks, vocalist, lyricist, educator, and 1993 …

Jazz

Veterans’ Personal Stories and New Research Testify to Healing Power of Art Therapy | NEA

<i>Washington, DC</i>—In honor of National Veterans and Military Family Month in November, the National Endowment for the Arts is posting new resources at …

Traumatic Brain Injury

Why is Donald Trump launching a withering attack on nonprofits?

The administration’s tax proposals are a blunt attack on civil society that will ultimately damage American life<p>Not so long ago, conservative thinkers and Republican leaders were strong champions of private charity. George HW Bush talked about a “thousand points of light”, while his son created a …

Opinion

6 Gifts That Don't Require Wrapping Paper

If you have an older relative or friend of the family who needs assistance, give the gift of offering to do laundry, grocery shopping, gardening, or …

Steve Wozniak

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury headlines a concert for the ages (literally) in Berkeley

Bluegrass was an innovative style when Bill Monroe forged the new sound in the 1940s. Guitarist and singer Del McCoury, 78, put in a brief stint with …

Music

Student Journalists Create Book About Local Latino Immigrants

Ten college students will be present Saturday, November 18 to sign copies of their recently published book, “Untold, Unseen, Unheard: Perspectives on …

Barnes & Noble

Brain injury sufferers find benefits in music therapy program

Recommended Content:<p>JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain …

Through Painting, Incarcerated Youth Find Freedom | NEA

Most food tables at gallery openings include some iteration of wine and cheese. But at <i>County Missives: Expressive Works from Incarcerated Juveniles</i> …

Exclusive: Kickstarter launches its first new product in 9 years

Amid stagnant growth and a leadership exodus, Kickstarter’s founder returns to the helm<p>When Kickstarter launched in 2009, it caught lightning in a bottle. The platform let creators launch a project with a funding goal and a time limit, and assign rewards to backers based on how much they donated. …

Technology

Sex Six Days A Week

“Is this too much desire?” she asks rhetorically. “The world says yes, but I say no.”<p>Sundays<p>by Emma Copley Eisenberg<p>You want to know what I think …

North Carolina