The Hidden Power of Art

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Jonathan Delavan discusses the reasons why art holds such powerful sway over us and is thus a powerful key to one’s personal growth.

The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View

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An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising.

Would Buddha Try Ayahuasca?

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“Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics” A book review by Ira Israel.

Selfies of an ‘Unsound Mind’: The Mysterious Art of Thomas Hinton

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Thomas Hinton’s photographs, and what we can know about his life from other sources, give a rare glimpse into the life of someone suffering a mental illness at the turn of the 20th century.

Because You Always Wanted to Know: Here’s What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into a Watermelon

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The Backyard Scientist pours molten aluminum into a hole in a watermelon and discovers the place where science meets art.

Criminal Artist Poet Comedian?

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“Calling yourself an artist is so pretentious. I prefer to say I’m a poet, whose primary medium of expression is crime.”

Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking

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Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

Cave Digger: A Man, An Underground Obsession, and Art

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For the past two decades, Ra Paulette has been making caves.

The Art of Balance: Everything Happens for a Reason

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Stone sculptures aren’t unusual in beach communities.

‘Cherry Spoon Bridge to Nowhere’ Slam Poet Guante

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Award winning spoken word poet Guante on race, privilege, art and Minneapolis.

Teach Me Patience Now, Dammit!

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From expectation to enjoyment—how being patient can improve decisions and transform every moment we experience.

The Reinvention of Normal

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What is normal? What is creativity?

Why Creatives Don’t Succeed in Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

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Full-time jobs are not for everybody.

Dance With The Dark Side

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Sometimes the most beautiful things in art and business come from the darkest places.

The Power Of Art, Love And Special Needs Kids

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John Patrick Weiss shares a story of an inspirational teacher.

Bonsai: Walking the Thin Line Between Life and Death

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A master is somebody who, every single day, tries to pursue perfection at their chosen endeavor.