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BY Mariah Helgeson January 24, 2014

There's something magical about the way Ann Hamilton inhabits space. This video will transport you to an extraordinary world of ordinary life observed by a maker.

BY Trent Gilliss September 29, 2013

The Zen master demonstrates the mindful art of calligraphy, and how it's a practice of meditation.

BY Trent Gilliss September 27, 2013

Neil Gaiman's commencement speech is exactly what you need. Make mistakes, enjoy the journey, break the rules, make good art.

BY June 09, 2013

A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!

BY February 07, 2013

A community college professor responds to Seth Godin's story with his student's poetry.

BY February 05, 2013

A retired exec-turned-woodturner follows his compass to reveal the inner beauty of felled trees in massive, delicate works of art.

BY February 01, 2013

The second installment in our sketchnotes series that teases out the highlights of Krista's conversation with an American Muslim activist making a difference in Chicago.

BY January 11, 2013

Watch this fabulous talk on Hubble and Rembrandt, Casablanca in psychological terms, how stars actually "evolve," and why Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity."

BY July 09, 2012

"I picked up a camera in journalism class, and it was truly spiritual." We've had the honor of working with Ann Marsden many times over the years. Her passion for her craft inspired all of us at On Being, and we’ll miss her deeply.

BY June 10, 2012

An intimate video portrait of an artist who creates daily ritual by creating simple drawings with tea and ink.

BY April 19, 2012

"The trade of chemist (fortified, in my case, by the experience of Auschwitz), teaches you to overcome, indeed to ignore, certain revulsions that are neither necessary nor congenital: matter is matter, neither noble nor vile, infinitely transformable, and its proximate origin is of no importance whatsoever. Nitrogen is nitrogen, it passes miraculously from the air into plants, from these into animals, and from animals into us; when its function in our body is exhausted, we eliminate it, but it still remains nitrogen, aseptic, innocent."
—Primo Levi

BY April 16, 2012

“I see my work as a vehicle for relationships. A great painting isn’t great until viewers come and engage with it.”
—Bruce Herman

BY February 18, 2012

The singer and composer Meredith Monk is a kind of archeologist of the human voice. She's also an archeologist of the human soul, with a long-time Buddhist practice.

BY February 14, 2012

Watch this mesmerizing video of Meredith Monk's "Songs of Ascension" being performed in Ann Hamilton's 78-foot tower.

BY February 06, 2012

This children's theater performance report noting the response of a child with autism will make you smile — and testify to the power of art.

BY February 02, 2012

A massive art installation made with repurposed materials breathes new life into a deteriorating Detroit neighborhood.

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