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Three Poems by Chloe Yelena Miller

Mid-Thirties Toddler, pigtails loosening,hides behind her mother’s legs,two tiny hands around one adult knee.Mother leans down,whispers in her daughter’s ear.Child smiles,tilts her head to one...

The Last Text of Augusto Boal

Oppression, according to Brazilian theater director and political activist Augusto Boal, happens when one person is dominated by the monologue of another and has no opportunities to reply, dialogue, or interfere in the change of an event.

Nick Leitzke on Plenty

“Crisis struck when I ran out of record sleeves. I had no need to worry, though. This is America where nothing runs out.”

My Ritual of Snaphot by Kathryn Boland

No one to judge me but myself. No one to please or rubric criteria to meet. Just me, the ducks, the trees, the water, and my camera. Click. Swoosh. Quack.

University and Professional Arts Collaborations: Mind the Gap! by Kathryn Boland

Increased partnerships between the commercial and academic worlds could strengthen the local arts sector, and contribute to the development of an arts workforce that is creative, innovative, and adaptable.

Protecting Artists When Galleries Go Bankrupt – Rob Bettmann

"DC needs to amend the Commercial Code so that artists’ property isn’t taken by creditors if a gallery goes through bankruptcy."

Why Should the Government Support the Arts?

"I wrote to artists and non-artists to ask the question: why should our government support the arts?"

Blair Murphy talks with Chajana denHarder about Oneness, Shock and Return

Blair Murphy interviews artist Chajana denHarder about her upcoming show at Washington Project for the Arts

Clark Ray: Why Should Government Support the Arts?

"The greatness of a people is eventually judged by what they contribute to the arts and culture of their times."

Andy Shallal: Why Should Government Support the Arts?

"Simply put, arts and culture are the engines that drive business. Without the arts, businesses cannot thrive, neighborhoods decline and our quality of life is greatly diminished."

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Still Mourning on a Foggy Morning After Grandma’s Funeral

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