Why This Is Awesome: Le mur des je t’aime is one of those tourist spots that you don’t really travel to a city or country to see, but if you’re in the neighborhood to see something else, you figure “Why not?” That was the case last […]
A few months ago, Gary Wien reached out to me about my blog posts here on Incandescere covering the arts and culture scene. He told me how nice it is to see someone dedicated to the world of the arts and journalism (We’re a dying […]
Art fairs can be a bit overwhelming for artists and collectors alike. And I’m not just talking about the “Big Fish” like Art Basel or Frieze. If you’re a fan of supporting artists, but not necessarily of how the art world treats them, here’s an […]
We know what we are, but not what we may be.
— William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet
Why This Is Awesome: Back in January, I was a “guest” of our nation’s jury selection system, when for the first time in my life, I learned about the intricate and somewhat confusing process that makes up serving on a civil court case jury.
For three days […]
It’s a blogging cliché to write a post around your birthday, sharing the lessons that you’ve learned so far in life. Often the stuff of lifestyle bloggers, it’s a subject that doesn’t seem to fit the tone of those of us covering topics like entertainment, […]
I love a good festival! Whether it’s for music, art, film, poetry or just the cultural exchange of ideas, festivals make the world feel just a bit brighter and reminds you there’s a lot of talented people in the world who will enrich our lives […]
The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds.
— Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India, activist and writer
If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]
Why This Is Awesome: Kung Hei Fat Choi! Are you ready for the Year of the Dog?
Longtime followers of this blog may recall that I traditionally set my New Years’ goals to align with the beginning of the Lunar New Year, not January 1st. Well, […]