News & Ideas

“Here are a few bookmarks from my reading on the road and at home. You can share your thoughts and reactions in the forum or online using #SightReading. Happy reading!” –Yo-Yo Ma

Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?


By Adam Frank | NPR
Science and the arts can help us reveal different truths

Detroit Entrepreneur Seeks To Open Black-Owned Grocery Store


By Philip Lewis | Huffington Post
Building new business models to empower people in need

Making Art in a Time of Rage


By Alex Ross | The New Yorker
What role do the arts play in a time of crisis?

How playing an instrument benefits your brain


TED Ed
A full-body brain workout

Q&A: Telling Job Interview Questions


By Jacquelyn Smith & Rachel Gillett | Business Insider
I love to learn about people: who they are, what they do and why.

Travel: Space by Laser Propulsion


NASA 360 Talks
Beam me up (with a laser!)

Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life


By Arnold Weinstein | New York Times
To make life fuller, more memorable, Arnold Weinstein believes that the humanities are essential.

Curing Cancer Is Within Reach


By Michael R. Bloomberg & Joe Biden | Bloomberg
I’m always amazed by what can happen when people use imagination and initiative to serve a bigger goal.

The Secret of Immigrant Genius


By Eric Weiner | Wall Street Journal
“What is it about the act of relocating to distant shores – voluntarily or not – that sparks creative genius?”

How do we fit into the world?


These three articles remind us that the ways we answer this question–culturally, economically, politically, and beyond–are as varied and numerous as the people of our globe.