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Photos, videos, and commentary on the sweeter side of life.

Dec
16

Yayasan Bali Purnati Artist Residencies

By: Ellen C. Caldwell This is the second time I have been an artist in residence at Yayasan Bali Purnati. Because many artists and writers have asked me about my experience here, I wanted to share some photos and information about this inspiring oasis. Bali Purnati is located in Batuan, in the Gianyar region of Bali, about […]

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Jun
22

Queen Bey: she’s still the one.

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Sep
03

JSTOR Daily as the “Anti-Red Bull”

Contently reviewed JSTOR Daily’s growing success and readership and I am proud to be part of the team…

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Aug

10

Teaching Ferguson

Having just finished teaching a seminar inspired by #TheFergusonSyllabus movement and momentum, I am thankful to Darnell L. Moore for pulling together these powerful readings, focusing on activists and scholars reacting to Mike Brown’s death in Ferguson last summer. Moore’s A Ferguson Syllabus: Reading a Movement is filled with wonderfully rich resources. In his own words: Names like #MikeBrown, #RekiaBoyd and […]

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Apr
01

Tupac Shakur at the Grammy Museum

My reflections on Tupac’s life and legacy, as inspired by All Eyez on Me: the Writings of Tupac Shakur at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, now through January 2016.

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Mar
31

Writing from the Stomach, Cooking for the Heart

An essay (of which I am particularly fond and proud) about the joys of cooking for Desert Jewels…

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Feb
01

Shia LaBeouf Love (Quiet, Quiet)

No words are needed: it’s just that good.

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Jan

17

Interview with Rad Gal: Ela Boyd

It’s not often that I get to interview an old friend, whose artwork I love and spirit I admire. But Craft & Culture’s Ledger Magazine recently gave me the opportunity to do so with my junior high friend, fellow art lover, and former running buddy Ela Boyd. You can buy hard copies here, and read the […]

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Oct

25

My upcoming art history lecture on Balinese art

  Ellen C. Caldwell, adjunct professor of art history and Seaver web producer, earned a 2014 Department of Cultural Affairs grant to travel to Bali and complete an arts writing residency. There, she interviewed over 15 artists and has spent the rest of the year writing about their work, their processes, and her experiences. Please join us to […]

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Sep

09

Dan Caldwell and William Hocking’s “Jet Lag: A Neglected Problem of Modern Diplomacy”

“I have eaten too much and too well in service to country. On the other hand, I have not drunk enough nor slept enough to serve my country well.” -President George H.W. Bush, All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings (New York, NY: Scribner, 2000), p. 351. Whenever I fly a considerable […]

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