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African-American Folk Songs

Note: This is a public domain essay written by Dorothy A. Johnson in 1922, with edits. Music as the high art of which we think…

On Lying in Bed

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.…

The Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

A long time has passed since photography was used to only record memorable events, and transformed into one of the most popular forms of visual…

A Photograph of Cartier-Bresson

Photography has undoubtedly become one of the most impressive and important visual arts of the 20th century, and affected other branches of art significantly. This…

Music and God

It seems the arguments for proving or disproving God’s (or a god’s) existence will never be pinned down as absolute truths. Most of the time,…

When is Art Not Art?

The definition of art is subjective, though famous art critics propose they know what “good” art is. What can we say about art, though, when…

Why the Glamorous Lifestyle is Dangerous

One of the dominant segments of media today is entertainment, not only in terms of content, but also as the main principle of establishing, functioning,…

Why I Dislike Contemporary Art

When people ask me about my hobbies, or about the way I spend my free time, I usually answer (not without feeling a bit proud)…

The Effects of Meditation on Creativity

Meditation has numerous benefits, including the improvement of physical and mental health, providing a sense of peace, and an increased ability to be creative (Connors…

The Art of Healthy Eating

Obesity among adults and teenagers is considered to be one of the most common and disturbing problems globally, at least in economically-prosperous countries. Though food…

“The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick

One of the most ambiguous movies shot by Stanley Kubrick is “The Shining”—a horror film, that tells a story of a family that has moved…

Last.fm as a Useful Tool for Music Lovers

With the development and expansion of the Internet, many hobbies and preoccupations of modern people have gained a new dimension. The Internet allows enthusiasts to…

Reasons to Look for Inspiration in Music

Inspiration is a phenomenon with many variables. It is difficult to tell when it will come, arduous to predict when it will leave, yet it…

Inspirational Splash Photography

Modern art was never my cup of tea. I enjoy mainly old oil paintings of the French impressionism era by Oscar-Claude Monet or Eugène Boudin,…

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