I LIVE FOR ART: Mark Gould

Mark Gould recently retired from his position as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, a chair that he occupied since 1974, to concentrate on his teaching and composition.He joined the faculty …

I LIVE FOR ART: Elliot Rasenick

Elliot Rasenick started producing devotional and traditional music concerts, underground dance parties and educational events in 2004.In 2008, he founded Beloved Presents to produce the Beloved: Sacred Arts & Music …

Positive Thinking?

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

Since publishing “The Secret,” in 2006, the Australian author Rhonda Byrne has been writing self-help manifestos based on the idea that people who think positive thoughts are rewarded with happiness, …

Eccentricity

Why It Helps To Be Eccentric

Do great artists need to be geniuses like Mozart, composing symphonies from age five? Or troubled souls, like Vincent Van Gogh, who cut off his ear before ultimately committing suicide? …

Napkin Game

I LIVE FOR ART: The Napkin Game

“Welcome to the wild world of edgy creativity…”Eugene WeeklyMediaSynopsisStillsThe Napkin GameCastBrian McWhorterMark Applebaum, Ph.D.Mark GouldElliot RasenickReviewsFilm Threat ReviewEugene Weekly ReviewWatch