Celebrating Natural Phenomena: Ann Stokes & Welcome Hill Studios

For a weird moment when returning from the Guest House building at Welcome Hill to the Studio House, a few hundred yards away, I thought I heard a flurry of women’s laughter.   The sound emitted was enthralling but unnerving. Unnerving, because, to my knowledge, I was the only person on…

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Bey’s ‘Lemonade’ or How the Climate Changed

I’m late to the Beyonce Lemonade fanfare. Although I’ve only seen the trailer, I’ve had conversations with students who painstakingly studied her every gesture, spoken, sung and mediated word. As a result, I’ve heard both the enthusiastic testimonials and shady hisses. Regardless of where I might side on Bey’s motives for this work, my impression is…

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