Watsky, Sound of Philadelphia, Ian Brennan

Watsky and How to Ruin Everything
The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his writings are characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty.

The Sound of Philadelphia
It’s said that the City of Brotherly Love has had for years its own distinctive musical color. But is the Sound of Philadelphia a myth, a memory, or magic?

Ian Brennan and the Democratization of Music
Ian Brennan believes that the cultural colonization of the world by those of us who sing and speak in English needs redress.



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The Purpose Behind the Pose

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Music and visual art enjoy a harmonious relationship that dates back centuries. Classic compositions have moved many an artist to put paint to canvas, from Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky to Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keefe. Conversely, beloved […]

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In 2015, Alex Orgera co-founded The Halide Project, an organization dedicated to preserving photographic practices both new and old. One of these methods, called pinhole photography, involves puncturing a hole […]


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Articulate with Jim Cotter is an Emmy Award winning magazine show that examines the human condition as expressed through culture and creativity. From ballet to busking, and grand opera to gaming, Articulate invites viewers to engage with the unfamiliar to discover truths common to us all.

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Jim Cotter is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. Cotter's career began in his native Ireland and continued in the U.K. at BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service. His reporting has since taken him across Europe, Asia, and North America.