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Remembering How Not to Panic

Remembering How Not to Panic

Recently a group of friends gathered outside (when it was lawful to do so), around an open fire pit, at the Four Seasons Resort in Texas, sipping a smooth Pinot Noir, discussing this new Coronavirus, it wasn’t a thing yet in the US, but we knew it was coming. One of my companions was feeling…

A Boston theater director’s essays embrace optimism in a world that can feel unhinged

A Boston theater director’s essays embrace optimism in a world that can feel unhinged

Sandberg-Zakian is an accomplished director (“Skeleton Crew” at Huntington Theatre Company, “The Convert” at Nora Theatre Company, “Bright Half Life” at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, to name just a few), associate artistic director (Underground Railway Theater, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Providence Black Repertory Company), and teacher. In her essays, she uses her experiences in the theater —…

John Muir’s Literary Science

John Muir’s Literary Science

— By Terry Gifford John Muir was not unaware of how his discoveries from his empirical research in Yosemite were being used by the professionals who were impatient for conventional scientific papers from him. Muir suspected that his refusal of scientific discourse initially left him vulnerable. Muir’s early revolutionary newspaper article titled ‘Living Glaciers of…

10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids

10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids

Schools are closed, playgrounds are off-limits, and playdates have gone remote. As parents adapt to stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, cultural institutions around the world are ready to help ease cabin fever. Their crafts, worksheets, and games can introduce young ones to diverse cultures. Here are some creative ways for families…

Shallou releases debut album “Magical Thinking”

Shallou releases debut album “Magical Thinking”

Joe Boston has hit a milestone for his Shallou artist project, releasing his first album entitled Magical Thinking. The Los Angeles-based singer, producer and instrumentalist has been releasing music since 2015, hitting this touch point as a more self-assured, mature artist. Ever the wanderer amongst electronic, indie and house music, Boston’s debut longform effort is…

Justice Is Beauty

Justice Is Beauty

Justice Is Beauty: MASS Design Group Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks The Monacelli Press, December 2019 Hardcover | 8 x 10 inches | 384 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1580935272 | $60.00 Publisher’s Description : Founded in 2008, MASS Design Group collaborated with P…

Managing Stress With Plants

Managing Stress With Plants

by Sue Wilson, MA, ATC/L, PES, CHHC One chemical element is essential to the functioning of the human body. Oxygen is a colorless, odorless reactive gas, atomic number 8 — and is life-supporting. Perhaps the most critical thing about oxygen is that it is life-supporting. Every cell in the human body needs oxygen at some…