Surprise Package

Jazzy vibe and logistical changes bring new cool factor to the 2017 Lexington Chamber Music Fest

Lexington jazz violinist Zach Brock

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, co-founded by one of the most successful classical violinists from Lexington, Nathan Cole, will feature one of the most successful jazz violinists from here and in the world, Zach Brock, for its 2017 edition.

Read more from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Rich Copley

First New Blue Pigment in Over 200 Years Will Become a Crayon

Discovered accidentally in a lab in Oregon in 2009, YInMn blue is now headed for widespread use, thanks to Crayola.


Eerie Photographs of Solitary Cars in 1970s New York

Photo by Langdon Clay

“A big tripod, a Leica, a 40mm lens, Kodachrome film and two years of wandering around. It was photography of the street itself. One car. One background. So simple. Night became its own color.” – Langdon Clay, whose photographs of the New York City streets have the luminous loneliness of an Edward Hopper painting.

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A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times

Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton

An offering from Brainpicking’s Maria Popova: Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and writer Courtney E. Martin offer a heartening answer in a collaboration that stands as a mighty manifesto for our time and a testament to the only mechanism by which the creative spirit has ever pulled humanity out of every abyss of its own making.

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