“The arts” might seem a frill or nicety. In Eastport, Maine, they’ve been at the center of economic and civic plans and have helped the little city “punch above its weight.”
Synergy of arts and civic life in a Kansas town
Exiled writers use words as art and inspire a community.
In Chester, Montana, a world away from city life inspires an artist's music.
Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal.
"I don't just sit around. I don't sleep much. That's what I do. I do stuff." The story of a man determined to do something for his town.
Eliza Tibbets was a suffragist, abolitionist, and spiritualistâ€”and the mother of California's orange industry.
The words we use about ourselves reveal surprising truths
"It's a great time to be an artist in Fresno." This is a possibility I had never considered before visiting. And now ...
How a city with century-old "good bones" tries to reinvent itself.
A historically oriented performance comes from New York to the Southern site that inspired it.
What Larry Groce discovered by launching a national radio program from an out-of-the-way location
The role of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, founded by a wealthy band of visionaries 30 years ago, is centralâ€”but hard to replicate.
'Land of Opportunity' has real meaning here.
Three 21st-century words that are driving the nation's most dynamic municipalities
In the City of Bridges, an eclectic community embraces writers in exile.