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Ben Balmer

Regardless, it’s nights like this one where I was thankful to have a sweet guest with me –– one who saw the importance of two people being entertained for the sake of art, for the sake of a human connection.


In the second episode of Things Men Ruined, Natalie and Emily take a look at the history of Hollywood's casting couch


Each second was just as soul-baring as the one that came before it, with honest, poetic lyrics that made it feel as though we were almost having a conversation with Slim, rather than simply being entertained by him.

Elias String Quartet

The four members played and moved together as one instrument, sharing aesthetics that led to a clear, seamless expression of the music’s intent.

Yoni Ki Baat

And while each woman carried her own sense of poise, confidence and individuality, I couldn’t help but notice a threading theme that connected these different voices: Being the best version of yourself.


Many semantic shifts around historical figures and pieces of art also inevitably taint their modern interpretation. We can never know the full extent to which we interpret art differently than its creator intended us to.


Incorporating both outward humor through gesture and occasional dialogue and an innate conversation that questioned human identity, there were many ways that individuals could have experienced the performance.

"In the Heights"

While the story may take place in a Latinx community, it is, at its core, about the basic struggle of human emotion.

Community Culture notebook

Now more than ever, the frames of reference in which nudity is presented can be the most important factor in determining its categorization as either art or pornography.

The tired artist

But to me, her words sound too exhausted, too weighed down to be meant for attracting attention. Walker is actually trying to tell us something, and she’s made it pretty clear.