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Opera Educator: The Olympic Art That Tells a Story
For Stuart Holt, opera is awe-inspiring storytelling and, in many ways, the Olympian limb of the classical arts. Director of the school programs and community engagement departments of the Metropolitan ...
January 2, 2018
College Professor Susan Woodard: The Classics Foster a Life of Reconsideration
When Susan Woodard, professor emeritus of music, was just beginning her teaching career, she heard a colleague declare, ...
November 28, 2017
Painter George Ceffalio: Using Classic Techniques Makes Our Lives Better
For fine arts painter George Ceffalio, the importance of classical realistic art is self-evident. "You see [realistic art] ...
August 27, 2017
Philosopher John Henry Crosby: The Classics Protect the Fullness of Our Humanity
Why the classics are important today is a radical question, according to John Henry Crosby, the founder and ...
August 13, 2017
Historian Jason Goetz: Reclaiming Our History to Mend Our Culture
Historian and educator Jason Goetz looks to the classics as a means for our culture to survive. As ...
July 3, 2017
Conductor Tim Ribchester: The Classics Achieve Both Breadth and Depth in Their Impact
Classical music has the capacity to connect with people deeply and to transcend cultural differences, says conductor Tim ...
May 25, 2017
Baritone Darren Chase: Classics Provide Endless Inspiration
The classics offer artists endless inspiration, says baritone Darren Chase.
May 18, 2017
Poetry About the Environment
There is still serious debate over the existence of man-made climate change and the negative effects of genetically ...
April 10, 2017
The Deep and Fun History of Poetic Riddles
In one of the tensest moments in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," Gollum is ready to eat Bilbo Baggins if ...
March 29, 2017
Poetry and the Power of Praise
In the classical traditions and history of every human culture, there was a belief in the divine and ...
March 19, 2017
Pedagogist Cassia Harvey: The Classics Are Our Collective Memory, Our Cultural DNA
Cassia Harvey has written more than 160 books for cello, viola, and violin. With a methodology that trains ...
March 13, 2017
The Music of Words and Poetry (Part 2)
Language that uses poetic meter, knowingly or unknowingly, is among the most powerful. Perhaps the most famous line ...
March 6, 2017
The Music of Words and Poetry
"Four score and seven years ago ..." Even if you can't tell me where these six words come from, ...
February 27, 2017
Entrepeneur: Classics Anchor Us in This Transient World
People show up at an apartment, some strangers and some friends. At first there's the typical uncomfortable ice ...
February 26, 2017
‘A Healthy Bath of Exquisite Beauty’: An Interview With Michael Curtis
A classical architect, sculptor, painter, and poet, Michael Curtis is, in no uncertain terms, a Renaissance man. He ...
February 23, 2017
Valentine’s Day Poetry for Any Situation
For Valentine's Day, I offer you some love poems for almost any situation. The first poem, by the ...
February 13, 2017
Rhymes Remain Fertile Ground for Humorists
From Mother Goose to Dr. Seuss, rhyming poetry has induced laughter in children for century after century. The ...
February 13, 2017
Film Review: ‘Kaputt/Broken—The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck’ (short)
Very highly recommended, “Kaputt/Broken” won the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at this year’s Sundance.
February 2, 2017
Pianist David Dubal: The Classics Are a Balm for Our Spiritual Wounds
Author, radio host, pianist, and arguably the nation's foremost expert on 20th-century pianists David Dubal had spent the morning practicing ...
January 31, 2017
Art Educator Mandy Hallenius: Classical Training in Art Opens Creative Choices
Mandy Hallenius co-founded the DaVinci Initiative to help children gain realistic drawing and painting skills as well as ...
January 24, 2017
Educator Andrew Kern: The Classics Ignite Our Desire to Learn, to Honor Others
For Kern, the classics, especially literature, tap into this deep impulse to learn, to appreciate, and, at bottom, ...
January 1, 2017
Writing a Sonnet: Easy to Difficult (Part 2)
Part 1 Level 3, Medium-Difficult: Poetry with Rhyme and Structure Traditional or classical poets usually adhere to more ...
December 18, 2016
Writing a Sonnet: Easy to Difficult: Part 1
Put simply, a sonnet is a 14-line poem. I'll take you through a simple guide that can lead ...
December 13, 2016
Poetry: A Dead Art Form Reborn
Man, is it nice to meet you, Newspaper Readers. My name is Poetry. I have been crammed into ...
December 5, 2016
Keeping Your Baby Safe While Sleeping
Even the most well-meaning of new parents make mistakes. Instead of walking back and forth to their baby's ...
December 3, 2016
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Ballerina Ashley Tuttle: Classics Reveal Our Essential Humanity
Ballerina Ashley Tuttle sees classical ballet, like all the classic arts, as trying to get at truthful expression.
November 27, 2016
Film Review: ‘I am not Madame Bovary’
As an indictment of CCP corruption and incompetence, ‘I am not Madame Bovary’ is impressively bold.
November 17, 2016
Cardinal George Pell Loses Appeal on Child Sex Abuse Convictions
Focus in Spygate Scandal Shifts to CIA, Former Director Brennan
China Pours Millions of Dollars Into Zimbabwe’s Farming Industry as Experts Fret
, Special to The Epoch Times
US Student Visa Policies Encourage Chinese Spying, Expert Says
Poll: Public Support Grows for School Choice, Vouchers
Trump Says White House Considering Cutting Payroll Tax, Rejects Recession Fears
Conservative Fight Against ‘Red Flag’ Laws Slows Washington’s Gun-Control Push