Recap: News you mighta missed

The world rarely arrives in sonata form… we could all use a good recap. New releases With Christmas listening and gift-giving so close at hand, this is the perfect time to pick up some new manifestations of holiday favorites. Don’t depend on radio and Spotify to fill your ears this season. Local entities have put … Read more

Recap: News you mighta missed

The week rarely arrives in sonata form… but we could still use a good recap. Bravos! You never know where your voice may take you, and longtime Lister / singer-songwriter Amy Engelhardt can testify to that better than most. The sopralto was picked to lead a loquacious group of nuns to promote the Amazon adaptation … Read more

Two paths, two visions? You may belong to a different tribe

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling Are you a “multipotentialite”? “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, once a classic question, has become an old joke  But it’s not just the idea of growing up that makes us giggle, but the idea that there must be only one … Read more

TED Tuesday: Creative collaboration, right before our eyes

Bill T. Jones: The dancer, the singer, the cellist … and a moment of creative magic Pick a cliché — it might be true: Some creative moments exist out of the sheer courage of the performers:  independent, present in the moment and seemingly fearless, this trio comprised of dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones, vocalist Somi and … Read more

Can “yet” change the world?

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve Pick a cliché — it might be true: “Attitude is everything.” “Believe in yourself.” “Fake it ’til you make it.” While these exercises in positive hyperbole are overused and incalculable, Stanford psychologist and researcher Carol Dweck (right) shows the truth and the hope that dwell in … Read more

TED Tuesday: Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success?  Grit Do you have the right stuff?  We talk a great deal about talent, intelligence, beauty, vision, even chutzpah, but when things get difficult, can you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and keep going?  That quality — grit — is often the “magic” that makes the difference … Read more

TED Tuesday: Fear not

Joe Kowan:  “How I beat stage fright” Stage fright.  Performance anxiety.  Or, as a friend called it, “inner freakage”.  If you haven’t felt it, you’re probably calling it something more useful, like “energy”. This TED Talker knows what we face, and tells the warm, hilarious story of how he looked his own fear in the … Read more

TED Tuesday: Inside the architect’s head

Do you know TED? Our once-in-a-Tuesday series features selected videos from TED.com, where thousands of “TED Talks” cover divergent topics in technology, education, art, design, music and more, and are having a profound impact on thought leaders and artists all over the world. Learn more by reading the introduction to our first post in the … Read more

TED Tuesday: Copyright and artmaking in the modern world

Do you know TED? Our once-in-a-Tuesday series features selected videos from TED.com, where thousands of “TED Talks” cover divergent topics in technology, education, art, design, music and more, and are having a profound impact on thought leaders and artists all over the world. Learn more by reading the introduction to our first post in the … Read more

TED Tuesday: Impossible motivator

Do you know TED? This weekly series features selected videos from TED.com, where thousands of “TED Talks” cover divergent topics in technology, education, art, design, music and more, and are having a profound impact on thought leaders and artists all over the world.  Learn more by reading the introduction to our first post in the … Read more

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