Our Memorable Audacity Issue

Audacity and I had a test of wills a few weeks ago. On a whim, I’d signed up my teenaged son, my brother–eight years my junior–and myself for a mud run. We had eight weeks to train for the run, my first 5K, but there was no way to prepare for the obstacles: walls, nets, […]

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What Audacity Looks Like

The other day, I came across photographs of the audacious Russian street-art group Voina. What struck me most was how ordinary the members looked. They could have easily been any undergrads from any American campus. Yet, the Russian government has brought more than a dozen criminal cases against them. The same government that also saw fit […]

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Audacious Ideas: Housing Artists

Audacity defines the best and worst within us. It is boldness or daring, accompanied by confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought or other restrictions. It is also effrontery, insolence or shamelessness. The “Audacious Ideas” essay series celebrates this theme, which serves as the basis of our Summer 2012 print issue. Housing artists in […]

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Audacious Ideas: Visionary Art

I love those times when I know precisely how to proceed. When starting the “Audacious Ideas” series dedicated to the Little Patuxent Review 2012 Summer Audacity issue, there was no doubt what I wanted to feature first: the American Visionary Art Museum and the remarkable founder, director and principal curator, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger. Not only was the […]

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Reader Response: A Red Venetian Bottle and Henry Niese

We love getting your reactions to the material we post. If your message contains new information or images relevant to the one of our posts, we’ll even publish it as a separate piece. Here’s what one reader had to say about “Concerning Craft: Henry Niese (and William Carlos Williams).” Ilse, Just read your article. I quite enjoyed […]

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