Field Work: Imperial Augsburg and Other Great Woodcut Print Exhibits

Last week I had the pleasure of taking some time to myself and to explore three incredibly interesting exhibitions on display throughout Vassar’s campus in anticipation of the grand opening of Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540. To prepare myself for the Augsburg exhibit, I was sure to stop by Thompson Memorial Library, where antiquated Read more about Field Work: Imperial Augsburg and Other Great Woodcut Print Exhibits[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 15: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Joie de Vivre

food for creative making, doing, and thinking With the bohemians of Montmartre, the exuberance of cabarets, and an inescapable vibrance of a place that could be none other than Paris, Toulouse-Lautrec captured in his paintings the essence of La Belle Époque. He translated his vivid recollections of decadent Parisian life onto prints, posters, journals, song sheets, theatre Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 15: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Joie de Vivre[…]

Sunday Motivation: Do you suffer from FOMO? Try JOMO.

FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, is a new epidemic in our media oversaturated lives. FOMO can lead to overcommitting to attending events, working on projects, watching the latest viral video, or taking a series of inane Buzzfeed quizzes. For this Sunday’s motivation, why not try subscribing to JOMO, or the Joy Of Missing Out? Read more about Sunday Motivation: Do you suffer from FOMO? Try JOMO.[…]

Free Your Mind: We Read These Banned Books and So Should You!

For those of you who don’t know, the supposedly dangerous man pictured here is none other than Captain Underpants. Why is a man in nothing but a red cape and underwear on your computer screen, you ask? He’s here because the entire Captain Underpants book series by Dav Pilkey ranks 13th on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Read more about Free Your Mind: We Read These Banned Books and So Should You![…]

CREATIVITY BREADCRUMB 13: HAPPY 78TH BIRTHDAY TO JIM HENSON!

food for creative making, doing, and thinking On this day in 1936, the man who would grow up to create none other than The Muppets was born. On the show, beloved puppeteer Jim Henson helped viewers everywhere get to know The Great Gonzo, The Swedish Chef, and the Musical Chickens. His greatest brainchild, though, was easily the Read more about CREATIVITY BREADCRUMB 13: HAPPY 78TH BIRTHDAY TO JIM HENSON![…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 12: Wise Words of Whitman

food for creative making, doing, and thinking “All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain. If the greatnesses are in conjunction in a man or woman it is enough…the fact will prevail through the universe…but the gaggery and gilt of a million years will not prevail. Who troubles himself about his ornaments or Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 12: Wise Words of Whitman[…]

BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2014!

Every September, the American Library Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship and other organizations sponsor Banned Books Week, aimed at “Celebrating the Freedom to Read.” The goals of Banned Books Week range from bringing censorship under the national spotlight to creating a space for a community of teachers, students, librarians, and readers and writers of Read more about BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2014![…]

Podcast of the Week #2: Brilliant Beat Poetry by Allen Ginsberg

Stranded on a deserted island, you have been granted but one wish before perpetual perdition. You would want one thing, and one thing only, and that’s Allen Ginsberg’s soul wrenching poetry. In the archives of The University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Beat poet reads from Howl, Kaddish, and Reality Sandwiches, in addition to describing Read more about Podcast of the Week #2: Brilliant Beat Poetry by Allen Ginsberg[…]