When Ed Drew was posted to Afghanistan he took his tintype camera. Using the 19th century techniques that created indelible images of the Civil War, Drew documented his colleagues in Afghanistan and now is chronicling a garden project for at-risk youth near his home town. Continue reading
Firefighters in Glasgow, Scotland today battled to save what they could of the Glasgow School of Art, one of Scotland’s most famous and treasured buildings. Designed by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the sandstone building is not only a working art … Continue reading
The best way to get inside information on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be through pages of a comic book.
The National Dance Institute of New Mexico aims to instill in young people the lessons of success through lessons in dance: hard work, perseverance and health. This year, NDI taught nearly 8,000 students — a majority from low-income families — across the state, and academic performance has improved across the board. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue reading
The National Dance Institute of New Mexico helps students make big strides in and out of the classroom. The program makes the case that exposure to dance, music and other artistic expressions can improve student achievement. Watch a performance of “Fabulous Feet” from the musical “The Tap Dance Kid.” The students learned their steps from visiting Broadway choreographer Germaine Salsburg. Continue reading
Master of Fine Arts students at Antioch University in Los Angeles are required to do community service to enhance the “writing life” of others. As part of our series Where Poetry Lives, poet laureate Natasha Trethewey joins Jeffrey Brown to visit current and former Antioch students and discuss the link between making poetry broadly available and honing one’s individual craft. Continue reading
“In these pages is proffered a glimpse into this great adventure … a preview of what the visitor will find in DISNEYLAND.”
Those words, written by Walt Disney, adorn the first page of a pitch to gain funding for his Disneyland park in California. Now, over sixty years later, one of those original pitch documents have been released to the public for the first time. Continue reading
The band Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin stole an instrumental piece of music from their single “Taurus” and used it for the opening of “Stairway to Heaven.
More than 40 years after Led Zeppelin released their “Stairway to Heaven” single, the rock legends are being accused of plagiarism. Continue reading
“It’s not just about the work on the page, it’s about where you put your feet when you get out of bed in the morning.” That was the mantra of Eloise Klein Healy when she created the graduate writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles. One of the program’s graduates, Gina Loring, was inspired by that in her own work with incarcerated teens. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.