Share Don’t Scare: We Need to Nurture (and Learn From) Young Cultural Leaders

Why do we need to change the way we approach leadership in the arts? Lizzie Muller explains.

Embracing the Unconventional: Craft, Masculinity and Soul

A ball of yarn and a Navajo loom: weaving a new masculinity and a connection to the soul of the world.

Work and Soul: Finding Your Path As A Man

Busting the myth of security, one man follows his soul despite the challenges of being a self-employed artist.

The Artist and the Bully

“Nobody’s Special!” The Bully poured these words over a student at my daughter’s school. Tears marched down her cheeks and into her soul.

7 Ways To Maintain Your Masculinity When In A Relationship

Owning your masculinity means being sensitive to your inner drives, including your femininity. Are you man enough to face this?

Meet The Subway Singer Behind One Of The UK’s Biggest Dance Hits

Damon C. Scott’s underground story that is changing music and lives.

Stop Being a Zombie In Your Life And Relationship: Awaken To The Fire Of Passion

Steven Lake brings us some inspired thoughts about the importance of passion in life and love.

Soldier, Athlete, Artist: The Sunny Side of Mr. Creo

‘I’m losing a little, but I’m using everything I’ve got,’ says the 90-year-old artist Leonard Creo, for whom old age means working harder to achieve less than what he was used to doing before.

Starting the Creative Life Afresh

If you’re in a creative slump here’s how to resurrect and rejuvenate your inner artist.

Going the Distance: Every Runner has a Reason

Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner.

An American Artist in Thailand’s Largest Slum

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.

Hollywood’s Legendary ‘Tough Guy’ Immortalizes His Gay Father

Dillan DiGiovanni admires how Robert De Niro is coming out about his father’s sexuality. The well-known actor, Robert De Niro, like many men, wasn’t able to reach a place of acceptance and respect for his father’s sexuality until recently. But, as the old saying goes, better late than never. Having come to terms with the truth […]

Painter’s Journey: Uncertain Beginnings to Artist-Activist

Joe Concra works to right injustices with his artwork and as co-founder of the O+ Festival, during which artists and musicians barter with healthcare providers.

“Should Writers/Artists Focus on the Process, not the Result?”

This comment by Dan B on the post When Should You Stop Calling Yourself An Aspiring Writer

The Philly Drummer Boy: A Carol of Drums

Drumming in the snow, drumming night and day, playing different grooves and fills along the way. Bells on cymbals ring, making spirits bright, oh what fun is to play the drums all day and night!

You’re Black; So Why Do You Talk White?

Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.