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Articles: Arts

A portrait phot of Emily Carmichael

Emily Carmichael

Photograph by Art Streiber for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment

Arts

Jurassic World Dominion screenwriter Emily Carmichael on scripting Hollywood sci-fi epics

6.6.22

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson plays a violin of her own invention.

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson sometimes dances with herself or plays a violin of her own invention.
Screenshot by Lily Scherlis

Artist Laurie Anderson delivers her fifth virtual Norton Lecture on Wednesday.

11.8.21

Three headshots: V (formerly Even Ensler), Idina Menzel, and Diane Paulus

From left: V (formerly Eve Ensler), Idina Menzel, and Diane Paulus

courtesy of the A.R.T.

Harvard’s Diane Paulus brings climate change to center stage

November-December 2021

A photograph of Zoe Sarnak performing on stage

Zoe Sarnak was headed toward a medical career, until a college music project propelled her into an unexpected life in the arts.

Photograph courtesy of Zoe Sarnak

Composer Zoe Sarnak’s warm-hearted songs

July-August 2021

Johnson plays his harmonica with the Boston Pops orchestra behind him.

Johnson performs “What a Wonderful World” with the Boston Pops at his twenty-fifth reunion.

Photograph by Pierce Harman

Scott Albert Johnson finds his path.

May-June 2021

Braxton Shelley sits at a keyboard

Braxton Shelley

Photograph courtesy of Braxton Shelley

A gospel scholar shapes music theory.

May-June 2021

A collage of emblematic figures in American history set against the Stars and Stripes

Illustration by Alex Williamson.

In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.

March-April 2021

Groovy clocks from The Glass House

Photograph courtesy of The Glass House

Holiday gifts that support the arts

November-December 2020

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

November-December 2020