Trina Merry and the Fine Art of Bodypainting

Trina Merry created a series of striking images of models camouflaged in with local D.C. landmarks. Here, she talks more about her visit to D.C. and her unique work. On your website, you say musician Amanda Palmer introduced you to bodypaint. How did this meeting happen and how did it change you?  I worked in…

Andrew Gulli on Hunting Down Lost Works from Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, and Other Masters

Earlier this month, The Strand Magazine editor Andrew Gulli made headlines around the world after announcing he’d found a portion of a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. This latest find is one of many for Gulli. He has discovered and published previously unseen short stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, and Joseph Heller.…

Haunted Garden Artist Rania Peet

Over the past several years, Rania Peet was the creative mind behind the large-scale sculptures on display at Silver Spring, Maryland’s The Haunted Garden. Nosy neighbors and legal rigmarole shut down the home haunt this year. Still, Rania’s work has grown bigger and spookier than ever. How did you become involved with The Haunted Garden?…

Letters Outlining Kesey’s Agreement with U. of Oregon

Below are letters from Dr. Paul Armstrong to Ken Kesey about his appointment as Visiting Professor to the University of Oregon. The letters provide insight into what both Armstrong and Kesey envisioned for the class that would go on to write Caverns. For more background on Caverns, click here. Armstrong, now at Brown University, became the…