After moving to NYC, “Marigold” brings back the memories—and strength—of a simpler time.
After sneaking into a 21+ venue, one concert-goer finds reception with and reverence for Liz Phair.
Amid a stormy midwestern summer, one writer learns to embrace chaos while playing The Last of Us.
On being young at a Billy Joel concert & reflecting on the nostalgia of his music.
A flight-averse passenger finds solace in the music of The Smiths.
Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast defied 19th century gender expectations.
In Jeannette Haien’s novel The All of It (1986), love cures all.
Reading Matsuo Bashō's Japanese prose-poetry from 1689, while contemplating stillness, isolation, journeying, and the aftermath of death.
A poetic ode to the golden beauty and heavenly touch of Gustav Klimt's famed 1908 painting.
Why an intriguing trailer and visually stimulating imagery were not enough to keep this writer enmeshed in Annihilation (2018.)
Love, Simon (2018) resonates with writer Alex Minton.
In the midst of her freshman year of college, Rookie on Love (2018) brings one writer the comfort and nostalgia of her early teens.
One writer binge-watches and reflects on the dark fantasy of Netflix mini-series The End of the F***ing World.
One writer experiences the vibrant fantasy of California on a snowy day by attending the Met's David Hockney retrospective.
Three young writers share the differences and commonalities in their viewing of this Oscar-nominated film.
An installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha reminds one writer of an inspiring conversation with a dear friend.
One writer considers The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) in relation to her own father’s decline.
Sean Baker's The Florida Project exposes the "magic" of Disney World and forces its viewers to confront reality through the eyes of a child.
Sage Marshall and Douglas A. Martin discuss Kathy Acker, the juxtaposition of different selves, finding a voice within criticism, and the importance of creating a home within writing.
David Harrington discusses his inspiration for starting Kronos Quartet, the energy of collaboration, and his advice for aspiring musicians.
Austin Halpern discusses his practice of interpretive landscape in advance of his photography show at the Telluride Arts HQ Gallery.
Jason Stopa on his curatorial practice, the importance of viewing art in real life, and what it’s like to put together a women-centric show as a male curator.
Visual artist Maura Allen discusses the West, her artistic “reverberations,” and the intersections of business and art.
Sav on growing up in the music industry, writing her own material, and playing in front of people she loves.
Indie pop singer Jess Best on Wesleyan University, her creative process, and nostalgia.
Playing at MASH, Quasimodal hugs and kisses their songs as they make them their own.
Acclaimed Folk-Singer Dar Williams on the function of art, songwriting, Sylvia Plath, and rebuilding community.
A dialogic exploration of the art created by women-identifying Senegalese rappers.