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Community Through Dance: An Interview with Laurel Jenkins

Community Through Dance: An Interview with Laurel Jenkins

Posted: August 13, 2021

How do we build community and connections through a digitally-enhanced world, especially one compounded by greater distances due to Covid-19? Beacon Fire, a collaborative dance performance with choreographic direction by Laurel Jenkins and musical composition by Matthew Evan Taylor, attempts to make sense of this question. Laurel and Matthew… Read More
Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Artist Dana Walrath

Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Artist Dana Walrath

Posted: July 2, 2021

A piece of music, a story, or an image can be medicine. It doesn’t take a PhD to know this, but artist Dana Walrath’s long career as a medical anthropologist gives her a powerful language to describe how art can heal. She is quick to connect individual lives and actions… Read More
Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Posted: March 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the work of the caregiver into the spotlight like never before. Nurses, doctors, hospice workers, and death doulas have become the most essential workers in the world, and the toll of their work among the gravest. This contradiction at the heart of care—that the wellbeing… Read More
An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

Posted: January 28, 2021

William Alexander’s books take middle-grade readers to extraordinary worlds—goblin kingdoms, intergalactic spaceships, and, in his next book, floating castles off the Cuban coast. Tentatively titled The Ingenious Towers, the fantasy novel-in-progress has earned Alexander an FY2021 Creation Grant. The story follows three Cuban-American siblings as they pursue a… Read More