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Amateurs may think that inspiration drives artistic production, but professionals know the muses are rarely to blame for creative clogging. This infographic by Printerinks charts how long it took to pen some popular novels and literary masterpieces.
It’s not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will motivate those of you who refuse to believe you can forgo that weeklong vacation to write your novel — Robert Louis Stevenson appears to have had no trouble, and he probably even rested on the seventh day.
Walt Disney built his media empire animating fairy tales; he did not start making films set in a Nazi-occupied Europe by choice.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye features a riveting performance from Jessica Chastain, but proves less interesting than the documentary it’s based on.
In The Contest of the Fruits, the art collective Slavs and Tatars investigates language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world.
Rafał Milach sharply documents three international border walls and how they impact our sense of identity and memory.
Protesters splashed paint on the entryway of the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan.
Seven artists and curators, including Dona Nelson, the featured artist for this year’s Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture, are giving public talks at BU School of Visual Arts.