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Chalkbeat TN

In this week’s Midsouth Education Report, Chalkbeat community editor Caroline Bauman says that Shelby County Schools teachers often open their own pocketbooks for essential classroom supplies not covered by their $100 annual allotment from Shelby County Schools. Read her report here.

Brooks Museum of Art

Nashville-born artist Red Grooms may have left behind the rural roads of Tennessee for the bright lights of New York City, but the cartoon chaos of life in America follows him wherever he calls home. On this week’s Culture Desk, curator Marina Pacini talks about a colorful Grooms’ sculpture in the Brooks Museum’s permanent collection. Grooms will be the subject of an  exhibition Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent, opening in October.

Not Happy with Life? Write a New Story

Aug 24, 2016

According to The Power of Story by Jim Loehr, the most important story we will ever tell is the one about our life.

Strength Training

Aug 23, 2016

So, you have joined a gym and have high hopes of becoming fit.

Jennifer Chandler

One day, a good friend told me about a dish her family loved.

Brooks Museum of Art

Okay, the portrait itself isn't changing. But Andrew Jackson's Presidential biography has taken on a somewhat more controversial hue through a modern lens. This flattering painting at the Brooks Museum finds Jackson in full military splendor, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. But as curator Stanton Thomas points out, this dignified mien must now be expected to answer for some notorious decisions.

A Fishy Story

Aug 16, 2016

Did you know that August is National Catfish Month?

On this week's Education Report, reporter Katie Kull of Chalkbeat explains how several downtown schools face an enrollment problem due to the delayed closing of the Foote Homes housing project. Read the full story of how the neighborhood's student exodus is affecting the local schools. 

Arthur Dove's painting "Car in Garage" can be a bit of a head-scratcher. The abstract artist breaks his subject into simple components. On this week's Culture Desk, curator Marina Pacini tells us why this painting is an important part of the Brooks Museum's permanent collection.