When an artist or inventor creates something truly original, we tend to envision it as a thunderbolt, a flash of genius striking from above. Imagine Picasso painting La Demoiselles D’Avignon, the first Cubist work, with its startling multiple angles and unprecedented gorgeous weirdness. How did that happen?
That’s one of the questions that Time magazine’s special issue The Science of Creativity, edited by my friend (and Gotham student!) Richard Jerome, tries to answer. It’s a fascinating read, full of insights into how and why humans make art, tell stories, and invent things. Continue reading “On Creativity”
January is a busy time in the ‘wellness’ space.
Gyms and yoga studios are at their most crowded.
There is an appreciable uptick in meditation app downloads, Weight Watchers memberships, and Nicorette sales.
And Gotham classes are full to the brim.
And we love being part of your intentions for the year to come. Continue reading “Ask Dana: My New Year’s Resolution is to Write. But I Don’t Have a Project in Mind. Is That Okay?”
It’s the great fantasy for writers: the freedom to write full time.
You’re well-established or wealthy enough so you can write for as long as you like without worrying about supervising the kids or cleaning the house or working at a regular job. You have a clean slate of a day allowing you to just…create. Continue reading “If Only I Had the Time…”