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Telluride

On the festival circuit, Telluride is the most relaxed, if secretive: think blue jeans, a stark contrast to the dizzying glamour of Cannes or Berlin or Venice. Telluride is a place where the most famous of actors share the two-block Main Street with everyday moviegoers, trusting that no one will...

Chicago Culture

The windy city does more than howl, It breathes, it lives and feels and when you listen to it, you can hear it sing back to you. Millennium Park – Walking through rarifies the city around it, as the skyline takes on a different view from the green metropolis within....

AS220

A radical art nonprofit in downtown Providence is revolutionizing the way we think about and build artist communities. AS220 is a refreshing departure from the world of elite art. Umberto Crenca co-founded AS220 in 1985 on his conviction that every person has the potential for creative expression, and that such...


Red Rosa: A Revolutionary Biography

“It is in the tiny struggles of individual people that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.” -Rosa Luxemburg Born in Poland in 1871, Rosa Luxemburg faced, in the words of Vivian Gornick, a “triple historical whammy”: she was a woman, she was Jewish, and she had a...

Tiny Homes: The Ultimate Downsize

Once upon a time, everyone wanted a big house. My mom, who grew up in the seventies and early eighties, says property was a status symbol for her generation, a way to show off wealth. Today, though, priorities are changing. While many still want large houses, recent generations face new...

Found in Translation

Translation is important. Most, I think, would agree. It gives us a way to learn about other cultures, and to share our own. Without translation, we would be restricted to our small, monolingual part of the world. But I think most also believe that translated works, while useful, are only...

Entering Van Gogh’s Bedroom

Close my eyes. Breathe. And feel the painter creating every single brushstroke in front of me. Feel each emotion they express by putting that mark on the canvas. Whenever I see a painting on its canvas rather than on a computer screen or a textbook page, I take a deep...

A Day of the Dead in Michoacán

“Pátczuaro” translates to “place where one finds stones that mark the entrance to paradise.” Being the “entrance to paradise” means that it is the first place where souls from the underworld stop when coming back for the Day of the Dead. It is in this area, west of Mexico City,...

J’Accuse: Dirty Buttholes and Homage to the Nozzle

J’accuse! Americans have dirty buttholes. This culturalist remark has substantial material proof for it: U.S. citizens do not wash their behinds after going number two. (Caution: if you do not wish to entertain the idea of ice cream as a metaphor for poop or that the USA’s reluctance to change...