creativity http://kplu.org en Study: Today's Teens Pushing Limits in Art, but Not in Writing http://kplu.org/post/study-todays-teens-pushing-limits-art-not-writing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today’s teens are pushing the&nbsp;boundaries in their artwork, but playing it safe in the stories they write, according to new research by the University of Washington Information School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.</span></p><p>Using a set of criteria, the study examined artwork and&nbsp;writing produced&nbsp;by teens and published in magazines between 1990 and 2011.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11225 at http://kplu.org Study: Today's Teens Pushing Limits in Art, but Not in Writing "Next to Normal" tackles tough subject of mental health with lighthearted song and dance http://kplu.org/post/next-normal-tackles-tough-subject-mental-health-lighthearted-song-and-dance <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder">Bipolar disorder</a> has been the inspiration for many artists and many works of art&hellip;from the movie <em>A Beautiful Mind</em> to Sylvia Plath&#39;s autobiographical novel, <em>The Bell Jar</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Now it&#39;s showing up in a musical, called &quot;<a href="http://www.5thavenue.org/show/nexttonormal1011/">Next to Normal</a>.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>Ten years ago, the production had its genesis at <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/8/0/1566721/Arts..and..Culture/Village.Theatre.New.Musical.Mecca.in.Issaquah">The Village Theater </a>in Issaquah.&nbsp; Now, after numerous revisions, it&#39;s back in the Seattle area at the <a href="http://www.5thavenue.org/show/nexttonormal1011/">5th Avenue Theatre</a>.&nbsp; For the latest in our series ARTSCAPE, KPLU&#39;s Bellamy Pailthorp caught up with Bryan Yorkey, the writer of the show, who together with the composer, Tom Kitt, was the surprise winner of last year&#39;s <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat">Pulitzer Prize</a> for drama.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-953381.mp3</p><p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:09:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 824 at http://kplu.org "Next to Normal" tackles tough subject of mental health with lighthearted song and dance