Books: Gems of the Pacific Northwest

If gardening is your life, you'd have to consider moving to the Pacific Northwest. There is nothing like it for gardens and gardeners (although you have to wonder how this summer's unrelenting heat and the fires and smoke have affected the plants). Still, there's a new book from Brian Coleman,... [Author: Jane Berger]
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The Two-Decade Anniversary of 9/11: My Own Reminiscence & Reflections

Everyone who resided in the NYC metropolitan area on 9/11/01 has his or her own personal story related to
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Rita Keegan: the return of black British art’s forgotten pioneer

She was a crucial part of a cultural movement in the 1980s. Now a first solo exhibition in 15 years will allow her work to shineFrom the 1980s to the early 2000s, artist and archivist Rita Keegan fervently collected and preserved newsletters, leaflets, photographs and exhibition literature from the British black arts scene. “It [didn’t] matter how fabulous the show – if you didn’t have the ephemera, it was hard to say that you existed,” she told the Art Newspaper last summer. “It’s very easy to ...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Culture, Art and design, Brixton, Keegan, Maud Sulter, Yinka Shonibare, Rita Keegan, Sonia Boyce Eddie Chambers, Denzil Forrester Lubaina Himid

Remembering 9/11

People run from the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers. Starting when the news broke, my report grew longer by the minute. It ran, updated in real time, as’s cover story. I cobbled together eye-witness accounts — my own, those of others from MSNBC and the Associated Press — writing and rewriting as the catastrophe mounted. The lede kept changing throughout the day. It finally morphed into this by the time I quit writing: NEW YORK, Sept. 11 — It was the scene of...
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Lara Downes shares how entrepreneurship can amplify our artistic voices

Lara Downes, leading American pianist, entrepreneur, host of NPR series, Amplify and Sphinx Medal Excellence winner, speaks about lifting every voice through entrepreneurship and artistry.
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Restored Vermeer uncovers cherub, penis

Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted between 1657 and 1659, has been restored to remove centuries of dirt, varnish and artistic alterations. Most prominently, a painting of a naked cherub was covered up at some point after the artist's death. — Read the rest
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Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
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A Florida state park is holding auditions for mermaids. Here's what it takes to play the role of a mythical aquatic creature.

Mermaids performing underwater. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida is hiring mermaids for its underwater theatre. Auditions are "rigorous and challenging," a state spokeswoman told Insider. Weeki Wachee mermaids are required to swim in 72-degree waters, 16 feet below surface level. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're a strong swimmer who loves to entertain, you're in luck: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida i...
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Homebody or hellraiser: Our autumn arts preview has you covered

From online comedy to cinema’s new blockbusters to all-night rave festivals, a look at the cultural highlights for all levels of commitmentNew streaming gems to enjoy from within the comfort of your own four walls. Continue reading...
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Change the Decision: Analyzing Character Choice

In this article, we’re focusing on responsible decision making, which is one of the five areas of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). If the concept of SEL is new to you, check out this article for a basic overview: Social and Emotional Learning in the Drama Classroom: What Is It?.  Decisions are often what drive […]
Tags: Theatre, Character, Choices, Classroom Exercise, Teaching Drama, SEL, Social Emotional Learning

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