Celebrating the art that pulls us in and doesn’t let go.
This past February, I had the opportunity to fulfill one of my dreams since high school: experience a live performance of Richard Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser. That may not sound like much of a dream to most people, but that piece of music literally changed my life the first time I heard it. Not only did it spark my ongoing passion for classical music, it marked the first time that I actually felt the power of art.
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Celebrating the art that pulls us in and doesn’t let go.

This past February, I had the opportunity to fulfill one of my dreams since high school: experience a live performance of Richard Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser. That may not sound like much of a dream to most people, but that piece of music literally changed my life the first time I heard it. Not only did it spark my ongoing passion for classical music, it marked the first time that I actually felt the power of art.

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The Heart in Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
Rusty Hammer thought hospice care and palliative medicine was considered a last resort and accepting it meant giving up, but he found that, in many cases, the treatment can be worse than the disease.

The Heart in Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Rusty Hammer thought hospice care and palliative medicine was considered a last resort and accepting it meant giving up, but he found that, in many cases, the treatment can be worse than the disease.

"Making a killing off vital common goods like education and healthcare and public infrastructure is venal, anti-social conduct, to be condemned and not indemnified. The money we borrowed from banks was not theirs to begin with—it was created as interest-bearing debt, only when we signed the loan agreement. The long record of fraud and deceit on the part of bankers disqualifies their right to be made whole—it is more moral to deny them than to pay them back."

— Andrew Ross, Creditocracy.

How Revolution Became an AdjectivePolitical revolt and the accumulation of more

How Revolution Became an Adjective
Political revolt and the accumulation of more

What it looks like when people step UP, solving seemingly-huge problems that the rest of us just complain about.

Welcome to FrackvilleA landscape architect takes a closer look at the Pennsylvania fracking boom

Welcome to Frackville
A landscape architect takes a closer look at the Pennsylvania fracking boom

Breaking the Bonds of Debt
Taking matters into our own hands may be the only way to break free from the bonds of debt created by credit lenders.

Breaking the Bonds of Debt

Taking matters into our own hands may be the only way to break free from the bonds of debt created by credit lenders.

48 Hours to Hack the FutureHow one program is reimagining the future of a city with urban technology.

48 Hours to Hack the Future
How one program is reimagining the future of a city with urban technology.

“If you look at newspapers from American cities in the 1910s and ’20s, you’ll find a lot of anger at cars and drivers, really an incredible amount,” says Peter Norton, the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. “My impression is that you’d find more caricatures of the Grim Reaper driving a car over innocent children than you would images of Uncle Sam.”
Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Yearvia Collectors Weekly.

“If you look at newspapers from American cities in the 1910s and ’20s, you’ll find a lot of anger at cars and drivers, really an incredible amount,” says Peter Norton, the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. “My impression is that you’d find more caricatures of the Grim Reaper driving a car over innocent children than you would images of Uncle Sam.”

Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year
via Collectors Weekly.

"TEAGAN: If it’s any comfort, your mom won’t be dead in a year. ME: How do you figure? TEAGAN: I’ve met your mom. She’s a narcissist. Narcissists take a long time to die. ME: You’re funny. TEAGAN: I’m serious."

— Ariel Gore, All About Eve.