PITTSBURGH-September 8: Poet Terrance Hayes at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014, shortly after being named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2014.

MacArthur Fellow/Poet Terrance Hayes Explores the Blues in Poetry

A collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, in honor of his recent MacArthur win.
Melissa Dunphy, as Ophelia, speaking into a smart phone

iHamlet

On the eve of the much-anticipated release of iPhone 6, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater presented iHamlet.
Promo for RuPaul's Drag Race

Is That a “Read”? The Contentious Politics of Drag Performance

The reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently completed its sixth season on the Logo television network, is far from running ...
U.S. cartoonist Alison Bechdel portrayed as she works in her studio at the castle of Civitella Ranieri, central Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Cartoonist and Memoirist Alison Bechdel Changed How We Talk About Women in Pop Culture

With one comic, artist and brand-new MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel transformed how we talk about women in pop culture.
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The Sociology of Mork and Mindy

Mork, from Mork and Mindy, was "subversive with an anarchistic strain of defiance for convention" according to a scholarly analysis.
Tweet from For Exposure reading, "When it comes to payment, I can not make any guarantees. There are no guarantees in anything."

Should Artists Work for Free?

The Twitter account @forexposure_txt is dedicated to documenting requests for artists and creatives to work for free. But should artists work for free?
Todd Stone September Skyline

Art and the Wake of 9/11

Art after the 9/11 attacks
Title card for Weird Al Yankovic: #WordCrimes

The Prose and Pedagogy of “Weird Al” Yankovic  

The pedagogy in the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Opening lines of Frank O'Hara's "The Day Lady Died" written in 1964.

Lunch Poems Turns 50

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s groundbreaking book Lunch Poems.
Painting of French revolutionaries waving a French flag and fighting for independence in the late 1700's.

The Origins of Bastille Day

Bastille Day as we know it began as private educational events phased into lively street fetês, and eventually the parades and fireworks we know today.