Years before Kandinsky, a Swedish woman created magnificent abstract paintings.
The Holocaust survivor’s response to suffering was to create joyful children’s books.
Escapism can be delightful. But artistic creation also uses the fodder of daily life.
"Revival" usually implies a preacher with great oratory skills. Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian stokes something different.
At the annual banquet of the University of Chicago Divinity School, first-year student Rebecca Anderson knocks ’em dead with a stand-up comedy routine. But then she should: she was previously a stand-up comic. “When I tell people here I grew up in a fundamentalist family, they treat me like I just got out of a POW camp. 'Oh my God,' they say, 'Are you OK?'"