It's Complicated

Some perspectives are far too complicated to summarize – and they expand our imaginations in unexpected and delightful ways. Here are a few of our favorite voices of nuance, subtlety and imagination – on topics as lovely as music and as hard as terrorism.

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November 16, 2014
By Mariah Helgeson

Listen to this virtuosic performance of Bach's much-heralded chaconne for solo violin — a complicated, messy, transcendent portrait of grief, at once personal and universal.

August 07, 2014
By Ranee Ramaswamy

An artist of the Bharatanatyam classical dance tradition, Ranee Ramaswamy reflects on how she lives forward the art and imagination of Rabindranath Tagore into the 21st century.