March Madness & Misery

 

Hello Articulates!

Welcome back, friends. Nikki here, back for our monthly check-in. The Articulate office is a-buzz with the anticipation of Spring, but there's still a chill in the air that'll take a few more weeks to thaw. Until then, we're vowing not to wallow in the limbo that is March—the long, seemingly never-ending stretch of time before Spring is really in bloom. Instead, we're choosing to bundle up and face this last bit of cold head-on. And, in the spirit of weathering through these harsh times, this month's featured segments are all about Madness and Misery.

In the meantime, if you need a reason to smile, you should enter our #LifeMeetsArt contest for a chance to win a new Canon Rebel Camera (but hurry, the contest ends March 19th)!

 

March Madness & Misery

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DANCING THROUGH DIFFICULTY

Choreographer Kyle Abraham uses his painful experiences—including the loss of his mother, his father's Alzheimer's, and a devastating breakup—to fuel his work.
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FINDING SARA RAHBAR

After years of wading through confusion, fear, and uncertainty, Sarah Rahbar found the cure to her existential angst in art. 
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ANTI-PARTY JAMS

This time of year, the LAST thing many of us want is a social obligation. Here's a playlist for all of you non-party-goers (best enjoyed from the comfort of your couch).
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OTHER STUFF WE'RE INTO

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If you're a little tired of March's inevitable references to college basketball (sorry about that), or just in need of another diversion, look no further. Here's what Articulate is into this month.

We're re-reading the 1995 novel High Fidelity, where author Nick Hornby famously wrote, "What came first? The music of the misery?" We're also listening to the hilariously relatable podcast about universal human experiences, Terrible, Thanks For Asking, hosted by author Nora McIerny, and playing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on repeat. If you'd rather read something newsy, check out this Electric Literature article on Kurt Vonnegut in the age of the internet.

 

Until Next Time

 

Just a gentle reminder that you can visit our website for a full archive of past Articulate segments. You’ll also find a wide array of exclusive goodies, including our web series, Art Wars. Each episode of Art Wars examines one of history's many artistic rivalries, like the feud between acclaimed writers Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal (speaking of mad and miserable). Watch the episode below!

 


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