In searching for inspiration on musician, writer, and actress Carrie Brownstein, I didn’t have to look far. She has participated in so many creative endeavors including Portlandia, the Riot Grrrl movement, Sleater-Kinney, NPR, Wild Flag, and so much more. I first became a fan of Carrie, as many of us have, through watching the quirky […]
Claire Morgan is an internationally exhibited artist based in London. Using drawings and sculpture, she has a particular interest in the natural world and natural forms. She often uses taxidermy in her sculptures, where she suspends creatures and plants in the air, creating a delicate spectacle exploring time and change. Here, I interviewed Claire about […]
It’s no secret that opera, a four-hundred year old craft known for amazing voices and intricate plots, has struggled in wooing audiences in recent years. Early this year, The Metropolitan Opera House announced that they “brought in only 69 percent of its total potential box office revenue last season…the lowest in recent years”. At the mention […]
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What do doe-eyed vixens, melodically-driven indie pop and Brooklyn, New York have in common? Gracie and Rachel, of course. This up and coming piano/voice and violin duo are stealing hearts from coast to coast with their original music and inspiring outlook on the act of creating art.
Smart Girl Rita Williams-Garcia talks to Smart Girl Megan McCafferty about what book she related to as a child and why #WeNeedDiverseBooks.
Older adults from all kinds of backgrounds suffer from depression and isolation.￼ What can you do to cheer up a Senior Citizen in your community? Try writing them a heartfelt letter!
Smart Girls interview with author Jen Doll about weddings, her debut book and her writing philosophy.
In this episode of Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty, Laurie Halse Anderson talks about the inspiration behind her best-selling novel “Speak”, a book whose main character is sexually assaulted. Laurie also talks about her work with rainn.org.
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