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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture highlights creative work in all mediums and disciplines with a special emphasis on artists, writers, performers, and collectives who blur the lines between art-making, personal activism, and community involvement. As they employ new artistic strategies, contemporary creatives continue to expand the role of arts and culture in public life. This section will feature intriguing and often ground-breaking work and explore how it might illuminate the challenges and opportunities we face as we move toward a commons-based world.

July 13, 2011

Hip Hop's ReMix Master

June 16, 2011


Kim Klein on how theologian Martin Buber can help us think anew about racism
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
April 19, 2011

The Truth About American Exceptionalism

America is exceptional but not in the way Republican Presidential candidates think
February 9, 2011

Museum or Art Dealer?

The debate over museums selling artworks needs to consider the public interest
December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
December 22, 2010


The holiday tradition of Handel's "Messiah" reminds us how composers, performers and audiences collaborate in staging a masterpiece
All That We Share book cover
December 6, 2010

All That We Share - A Field Guide to the Commons

How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities, and Everything Else That Belongs to All of Us
November 16, 2010

The College Tuition Crisis

New ideas about how to make higher education affordable for all
October 4, 2010

A Public School Goes Commercial

School notices in Peabody, Mass., will soon feature local advertisements.