Exploring the world of art & culture with mind & soul

Reading Between The Lines: Der Vang And Whitehead @Newark

By |February 11th, 2018|

Last week saw the continuation of the year-long academic showcase Writers at Newark Reading Series, hosted by Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing program. On Tuesday, February 6, students, professors and Brick City residents welcomed Walt Whitman award-winning poet Mai Der Vang and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson […]

Steal This Quote: Ursula Le Guin

By |February 4th, 2018|

 There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. 
— Ursula Le Guin, American author, illustrator and poet

Voices In The Library: Queer Newark Oral History Project

By |January 30th, 2018|

As it’s been mentioned many times in the past year, Newark is changing. It’s been on the come-up for a few years, but in the last 2 or 3 trips around the sun, it finally seems to be … well, coming up. But despite what […]

Lotus Moment: As Life Passes By

By |January 21st, 2018|

 

Why This Is Awesome: A common theme among writers, artists and creatives of all kinds is the idea that the ordinary minutiae as life passes by often escapes the attention of those focused on the grander, more salient aspects of their day. That’s why it’s up […]

An Anchor For Artists: The Nina Simone House

By |January 14th, 2018|

Is Newark on the verge of developing its first artists’ housing co-op? That was the $64,000 question asked at last week’s community meeting for the future Nina Simone House in Brick City’s South Ward neighborhood. Spearheaded by the Mayor’s office along with the Newark Community […]

First You Get The Vision…

By |January 7th, 2018|

I know what you’re thinking. “Candace! You’re not one of those bloggers who’s going to tell us about your vision board, are you?”

Yes. Yes, I am. And no, I’m not. Sorta.

You see, I’ve lived long enough to see vision boards become a popular trend, then […]

Steal This Quote: Carrie Fisher

By |December 30th, 2017|

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
— Carrie Fisher, American actress, author and activist

The Many Highs (And Lows) Of The Greatest Showman

By |December 26th, 2017|

In the past, I’ve written a few film reviews on my blog, the majority of them for small independent films or documentaries. But what they’ve all had in common is a connection to the arts. So it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch that […]

To Be Or Not To Be (Inspired)

By |December 18th, 2017|

What does it mean to inspire? What does it mean to be inspired?

I have an entire tag devoted to the subject of “inspiration” here on my blog, but what does it take to be classified with such a label? I ask this question not just […]

Lotus Moment: A Fitting End

By |December 10th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: You may not have noticed, but I don’t take a lot of selfies. It’s one of the reasons I resisted Instagram for so long. As someone who has never been very photogenic, I tend to shy away from the camera because even […]