These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.
“Stargoon.” “Turdly.” Is this really the best that it can do?
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.
Henry David Thoreau’s famed retreat gets pixelated
Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?
The National Endowment for the Arts funds local community building, educational programs, job training, housing, and more.
In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli.
The quirkily personal Instagram accounts of taste-making specialists have become the âsoft powerâ of todayâs traders.
Talk about a vivid imagination. Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal turns shadows of everyday objects into whimsical doodles that are totally unrelated to the object but ingeniously clever.
Your techniques, materials, and process don’t necessarily “speak” to your potential collector. The “WHY” will.
A German art dealer is displaying what he says are the only known images of the artist in French Polynesia.
When astronomers spot a new planet that’s too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics
Elmgreen & Dragset, the world famous art duo, have brought their unexpected and fascinating exhibition to Israel.
This quick video demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. With as many art and drawing classes I’ve taken, I’ve never seen this method used before.
Richard Clarkson Studio (previously) has teamed up with Crealev (previously) to produce a miniature floating cloud, one that hovers indoors while both playing your favorite music and lighting up in tune to the beat to replicate a storm.
Kim Schoenstadt takes her idea for a group portrait on the road from Los Angeles to New York
Where America’s most creative people live.
Australian academic David McInnis claims literary bias by first editors of OED has credited Shakespeare with inventing phrases in common Elizabethan use
The collection Iâd Die for You contains works The Great Gatsby author was unable to sell in the 1930s because of its unexpected subject matter and style
First a playground alligator, then an entire locomotive, and now artist Olek reveals an entire two-story house covered roof to floorboards in pink crochet.
The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.
German artist Peter Aurisch continues to captivate with his bold application of color and thick lines that incorporate aspects of cubism.
Schools across the U.S. are trying to save visual-arts and music education by assessing them with uniform exams.
Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university.
Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring — all the cool kids are doing it.
Thoughts and feelings are constellations in the mind of a man with a rare form of synesthesia.
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making…
Almost 50 new approaches to finance, collaboration and fundraising have been put forward in the Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry.
“The Keeper” at the New Museum posits that collecting is much more than a compulsion.
Has much changed since Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”?
Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate…
He called them his “Midnight Paintings.”
If you’ve visited a museum in the last few days and spotted larger-than-average groups of people wandering around and looking a tad lost, their eyes glued to their phones…
The fate of Cooper’s long-running Web site is a chilling reminder that creative work lives online at the mercy of the platforms that host it…
Augmented reality tourism, drunk seagulls, subway deserts and a failed zero-carbon city feature in this weekâs roundup of the best city stories
Gabrielle Berlatier was a farmer’s daughter who kept her traumatic encounter with the artist a secret…
Painting of Christ once owned by the Sun King went missing for 200 years and was almost completely obscured by age and layers of dirt
Would you like to have a Vermeer or a Caravaggio in your living room above the sofa? Maybe a van Gogh or a Degas painting would be a better match for your drapery and credenza?
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, itâs nearly impossible for a poor kid to find something to read…
The educational website WorldWideLearn recently culled data from the American Community Survey and the Local Arts Index to rank the 15 most creatively inspiring cities in the United States…
Internationally, governments can play an important role creating occupational equity for the arts – but there is a catch.
Inside the secret apartments of New York’s libraries…
Coloring books are everywhere. Some kids and parents love them. Even grown-ups are getting in on the fun. But do they have any educational value?
“I want to take the fear out of looking at MRIs,” says Elizabeth Jameson.
Art appreciation isn’t necessarily a matter of individual taste.
I thought that because I love art, my kids would automatically love art too. I imagined my children would be cultured and we would spend our weekends…
And the title of “World’s Ugliest Color” goes to: Pantone 448C!
Turn off cable news and start molding some clay.
For over a year, Swedish scientist Simon Morris has been experimenting with levitating plants, growing common flora while suspended in the air…
Milan-based tattoo artist Mirko Sata focuses on serpentine designs, snakes that twist around his clients’ arms, hands, and legs. The snakes he creates are typically done in just two shades stark white and deep black. Layering and curling these creatures around each other…
Plagiarism in many instances should be shunned and punished; at the same time, it has been at the heart of cultural life for centuries, bringing much good and much pleasure…
French artist’s work is a criticism of our selfie culture
Google Cultural Institute recently revealed that it has engineered the creatively named Google Art Camera: a custom-built camera intended to capture “ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel…