First Person

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Lessons from a master in living with beauty: Georgia O’Keeffe’s home beckons for a 15-hour drive across the American Southwest.
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The Craft That Serves the Art

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

A chance Google search leads to a nearly 600-mile drive to see the details in Lilian Broca’s mosaics.
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Seventeen Ways of Looking at the Mona Lisa

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

We asked writers and artists to show us what the ‘Mona Lisa’ means in today’s selfie-seeking, Kardashianized world.
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You Have Changed Me Forever

Essay, First Person, Theater

The role of a lifetime plunges an actor into one of the deadliest chapters of American history.
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To Bobby, With Love

Essay, First Person, Music, Theater

The last single person among her friends, a young woman recognizes herself in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’.
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There Was This Clock

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

A musician chases Time through art history.
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On Not Being Silent

Essay, First Person, Poetry

A journalist’s priorities change after an encounter with the work of the feminist poet Audre Lorde.
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Final Touch

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Remembering Mirella Bentivoglio, who left a legacy of art and personal conversations.
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What If Our Ideal Is Shot With Rust?

Essay, First Person, Poetry, Visual Art

A poet wanders cultural Paris before and after a terror attack.
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Stepping, In Time

Dance, Essay, First Person

Gestures for manual labor become a dance and inspire reflection on optimization and ease.
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