Breathe: The Air of the Moment

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Living, breathing, being. Life should be that simple.

Male Pole Dancer as Metaphor for Masculinity

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Do male pole dancers point a metaphorical finger in the direction of mature masculinity?

What’s Blood Got to Do With It?

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Co-founder of FOLX, Justin Levesque, discusses using arts to create inclusiveness at the crossroads of illness, masculinity, and identity.

The Antique Cast

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Dean Kostos brings together Abstract Expressionism and the beauty of the male form.

IKEA Instructions For Making Your Favorite Horror Movie Villains

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As first reported by Mikaela Rakos, Illustrator Ed Harrington makes it simple to create pop culture villains

Veteran Actor/Director: Richard Attenborough, Dies Age 90

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The passing of an icon of cinema is marked today.

What Steven Liu’s Art Can Do for Everyone

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Steven Liu is an artist at Creativity Explored. His art expands what we think people are capable of.

10 Gifts a Dad Should Teach His Daughter

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10 gifts a daughter will treasure forever, no matter her age.

The Last of the Neon Sign Makers

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Todd Sanders and his glowing craft.

Dear Son, Embrace Your Creative Gift

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When Charles Hale realizes his son is discovering his creative side, he does the only thing he can. He encourages him to cultivate and cherish it.

Giving Old Wine Bottles A New Life

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Empty the wine bottles and make them into a glasses. Innovative art combined with recycling.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

An American Artist in Thailand’s Largest Slum

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Phil America spent weeks living in a typical tiny house in a Klong Toey Slum, learning about a culture that most of us don’t know exists.

World’s Greatest Pizza or World’s Greatest Masterpiece?

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A lawyer tells you that a distant, eccentric billionaire relative has named you in his will. Sadly, you are to get none of his fortune, but are instead given a strange choice.

Ruth Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby Dissent… As Song!

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Jonathan Mann grabbed his guitar and beautifully captured a passage from Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the recent Hobby Lobby decision.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

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Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.