Utne Reader Bookshelf: Arts

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Arts






By learning how to teach with art, the Visual Thinking Strategies curriculum, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, began. Art therapy takes one woman from depression to wellness. Pick up J. D. Salinger’s teenage classic as an adult. No, really, it’s worth it. Raising the idea of a Native American influence on the history of the blues.





Acclaimed author Susan Orlean explains her many reasons for being a writer. Learn how the history of the westward expansion will never be accurate due to the differing accounts of historical giants, literary figures and the common people. Writer Jonathan Cott recounts his relationship with essayist and political activist Susan Sontag, and how their friendship lead to a memorable 1979 Rolling Stone interview. Discover the truth about smoking marijuana and why we need to reform our marijuana policies to make our nation a safer place.
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