Tag Archives: creativity
“My father steps into a field of lost
sensation, sunflowers, a yellow star”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Beth Copeland about her gorgeous poem “Falling Lessons: Erasure One.” The poem is about the loss of her father to Alzheimer’s, and was transformed into the above video for Motionpoems by Ahn Vu (it was also featured on PBS Newshour!)
In 2014 to celebrate Black History Month, NPR Books asked Afua Richardson, an award-winning illustrator who’s worked for Image, Marvel and DC Comics, to illustrate something that inspired her. She created this extraordinary video – 50 seconds that perfectly melds the oral, visual, and textual traditions of storytelling into something of pure magic, resonant with historical echoes.
This animated short from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida is a wonder of pure delight with its bright visuals and playful, unique storyline.
‘Anchors Away’ written by Mindy Kaling and starring Mindy Kaling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Chris Messina
Young Like Us is a smart and funny new (ish) webseries about three best friends in New York City. Charlie is an aspiring actress/musician. Ava is trying to figure stuff out while balancing her demanding job. Mia has just moved in with her long-term boyfriend. The ebb and flow of their quick, looping dialogue feels incredibly real, as does the friendship between them, and Mia’s gym-rat boyfriend is a hilarious standout (appearing in the 7th episode). I like it.
He made warmth in a world of cold. She made color in a world of grey