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The Centrality of Affordable Housing in Arts Advocacy

The Grad Center at CUNY is doing a yearlong initiative titled “Cultural Capital: The Promise and Price of New York’s Creative Economy.” They’ve had a number of interesting panels and talks throughout the semester. Of particular interest was the panel—What … Continue reading

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Literature and Empathy

An exciting post on the well blog from the NY Times today describes a study conducted at the New School which found that people who read literary fiction scored higher on tests measuring empathy and were better able to understand … Continue reading

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Is Art Sacred?

Reading Abbing’s Why Artists are Poor is forcing me to think a lot about why people pursue art at all.  It seems almost insane when framed in economic terms: terms like investment, return, reward, etc. According to Abbing, artists buy … Continue reading

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