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How Margaret Atwood dreamed up the costumes in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

32 minutes agoArts : Art Beat

“The Handmaid’s Tale” stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a handmaid who must wear a red dress and white bonnet, to show her place in the hierarchy. Credit: Hulu When Margaret Atwood first published “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1985 — whichShow More Summary

Stitch by stitch, a brief history of knitting and activism

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Taylor Payne of the Yarn Mission, a knitting collective. Photo by Patience Zalanga Taylor Payne was living a mile away from Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed teenagerShow More Summary

7 overlooked women writers you should be reading now

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

Woman reclining at a desk next to a typewriter, circa 1900. Photo by William H. Rau/Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images. When author Paula Fox died in March, we wondered why we hadn’t heard more about her. Fox wrote dark,...Show More Summary

Meet an artist who’s waving her banner in support of the March for Science

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

This graphic designer is promoting her local March for Science by doing what she does best: art. Illustration by Mandy Kramer The posters hanging across downtown Bellingham, Washington, aren’t promoting the next Hollywood blockbuster...Show More Summary

Why musicians are selling old-school records to benefit Planned Parenthood

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

Comedian Zach Galifianakis and musicians St. Vincent and John Legend record a song to benefit Planned Parenthood. Credit: Screengrab from “7 inches for Planned Parenthood” on YouTube. The A-side of an upcoming 7-inch record plays a Bon Iver song. Show More Summary

After filming the effects of nationalism in Europe, this artist has a message for the U.S.

last weekArts : Art Beat

A counter-protester appears at a protest by the far-right Workers’ Party of Social Justice (DSSS) in Duchcov, Czech Republic, on June 22, 2013. Screenshot from film by Tomáš Rafa Before you see artist and filmmaker Tomáš Rafa’s exhibit...Show More Summary

Why Gucci’s newest campaign features all black models and dancers

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Credit: Gucci After years of major fashion houses facing criticism for lack of racial diversity — both on runways and in print — Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2017 campaign, Soul Scene, is an incredible display of style and black culture. Akua Shabaka,...Show More Summary

As DIY music scene grows, rising star Jay Som talks about making it on her own

last weekArts : Art Beat

Jay Som, a successful D.I.Y. artist performing today. Credit: Cara Robbins The do-it-yourself movement in music has been on the rise since the inception of social media. Back in 2007, David Byrne pointed out that “an album can be made...Show More Summary

The 8 books librarians can’t stop talking about right now

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New York Public Library. Courtesy: NYPL It’s National Library Week, the week of the year we get to give extra love to our libraries — school, public, academic, special — and the librarians who work there. To celebrate, we asked the New...Show More Summary

Read the letter the Charging Bull sculptor sent demanding the removal of Fearless Girl

last weekArts : Art Beat

The “Fearless Girl” statue, a four-foot statue of a young girl, defiantly looks up the iconic Wall Street “Charging Bull” sculpture in New York City, United States on March 29, 2017.  The statue is expected to remain at her post until February 2018. Show More Summary

This is what gun violence looks like, for those who survive

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

SURVIVOR — Antonius Wiriadjaja was struck by a random bullet as he walked down a crowded Brooklyn street in 2013. The intended target was the ex-girlfriend of the shooter. Credit: From SHOT: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America by...Show More Summary

Here’s the full list of 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

The Pulitzer Prize awards for excellence in journalism and the arts produced in 2016 were awarded at 3 p.m. EST Monday. This is the 101st year of the contest. There are 14 categories for journalism, included reporting, photography, cartooning,...Show More Summary

5 books for troubled times from this indie bookstore in Pakistan

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Inside The Last Word bookstore in Lahore, Pakistan. Courtesy of The Last Word It’s hard to keep up with all the news here in the U.S. A fight to confirm a new Supreme Court justice. The ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election. Show More Summary

This outsider artist in Baltimore has 5,000 pieces of art in his home

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Brian Dowdall, with one of his animal spirit paintings. Credit: American Visionary Art Museum Somewhere in northeast Baltimore, where four roads and a forest meet, there is a sprawling wood-shingled house that is nearly impossible to find. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman listens to these dramatic film scores while he writes

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Writer Neil Gaiman in July, 2016 in San Diego, California. Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb Neil Gaiman — comic book writer, graphic novelist, cult hero, lover of the fantastic, and now, reteller of myths — says he has one...Show More Summary

How these new Sesame Street and Power Rangers characters are changing Hollywood’s portrayal of autism

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Billy, the Blue Power Ranger, who is on the autism spectrum. Courtesy: Lionsgate Sesame Street will add a new friend to the neighborhood next month when it debuts Julia, the first muppet with autism. And when the “Power Rangers” movie...Show More Summary

Few people can name five female artists — can you?

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Frida Kahlo. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images Can you name five female artists? Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe … that’s two. If you can’t think of more, know that most people the National Museum of Women in the Arts spoke to for a recent Women’s History Month campaign couldn’t, either — even those who considered themselves art savvy. Show More Summary

Listen to the classic and groundbreaking recordings that made this year’s National Registry list

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

“Over the Rainbow,” the song made famous by Judy Garland in the movie musical “The Wizard of Oz,” is one of this year’s inductees. Recordings reflecting America’s diverse soundscape, from New York’s Polo Grounds, all the way to Compton,...Show More Summary

Bob Dylan will accept his Nobel Prize for Literature after all

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in May 2004. Photo by Rob Galbraith/Reuters Ever since the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel literature prize to Bob Dylan in October, it’s been a will-he-or-won’t-he...Show More Summary

Read these poetry postcards from immigrants, refugees and others touched by migration

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Pigeons fly over around a traffic light along the U.S./Mexico border on February 20, 2017. Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images When a group of poetry organizations met in 2015 to talk about collaborating around a shared theme — migration — they didn’t know how timely their effort would be. Show More Summary

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