Exploring the world of art & culture with mind & soul

4 Ways The Arts Can Help You Cope With End-Of-Year Stress

By |December 1st, 2019|

December is a busy time for many of us, regardless of our personal or spiritual beliefs. Around the world, people are planning to take time off, taking time off, working long hours in preparation to take time off, or juggling a little more than usual […]

Lotus Moment: Genii In Brick City

By |November 24th, 2019|

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Cyrano Strikes An Enchanting Chord

By |November 18th, 2019|

On Saturday, November 9th, good fortune smiled on me as I was lucky enough to win tickets to the new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac currently running at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The production had only opened two days prior, and given the star-power of […]

Steal This Quote: Cesar A. Cruz

By |November 3rd, 2019|

Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.
— Cesar A. Cruz, Mexican poet, educator and human rights activist

Lotus Moment: Tener Duende In Unexpected Places

By |October 28th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: About five years ago, I shared a few photos of a makeshift garden of artistic horrors that lived behind a local tattoo parlor in my hometown of Indianapolis. One of the things I loved most about that space was how it […]

Who Holds The Reigns To Authenticity?

By |October 21st, 2019|

We’ve all heard the Shakespearean quote, “To thine own self be true.” The full quote is (say it with me fellow Hamlet enthusiasts):
“This above all: To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to […]

Steal This Quote: Claude Debussy

By |October 7th, 2019|

Works of art make rules, but rules do not make works of art.
— Claude Debussy, French composer

Lotus Moment: Down By The Cherry Lane

By |September 29th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: While on vacation during the final week of August, I took a moment to travel across the river for the history buff’s idea of fun: a walking tour. My tour of choice focused on the infamous Greenwich Village hosted by Free […]

10 More Things You Don’t Know About Me

By |September 22nd, 2019|

Seven years ago I wrote one of those posts you find in most bloggers’ archives used to humanize the person behind the keyboard. Y’ know, the ones where I tell you a little about me that you may not have gleaned from my regular tales […]

A Return To Afropunk

By |September 16th, 2019|

You may recall 2 years ago I spent a day out at Afropunk for the very first time. And although I’m not a big fan of crowds and can never attend a music festival for more than one day, I had a really good time […]