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Twin Peaks Ain't No Hogwash

BY ZACK GODSHALL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

It’s been said that without Twin Peaks, "half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist." Even though it may not be one of your favorite shows (yet), Zack Godshall would like to go ahead and throw his new web series Hogwash into this category of "Would Not Exist Were It Not For Twin Peaks." Are the shows similar? On the surface, not really. But inspiration is a funny thing, and he'll try to mine this and other mysteries in the hopes of revealing why Twin Peaks ain’t no Hogwash.

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Reach: Generous Envy and Evangelicalism

BY JOHN FLETCHER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

In these polarized times, almost everyone has moments of worldview shock. We hear someone talking about what they believe, and our jaw drops. How can they possibly think *that*? In other words, we face the challenge of living alongside people who operate from assumptions and value sets we find strange, questionable, or even offensive. In this talk, John Fletcher (a liberal gay Methodist Theatre professor) shares some of his work studying the outreach strategies of conservative evangelicals. What does it mean to listen carefully and learn from "the other side" even as we disagree?

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Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving

BY COCO LOUPE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.

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The Vulnerable Exception?

BY LEONARD AUGUSTUS, JR.
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

The arts paved the way for Leonard Augustus to live an "exceptional" life. He'll explore realities of being called "The Exception" and share, with some degree of vulnerability, what that has meant and how it has shaped the person behind the glitter.

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

BY CATHERINE JACQUET
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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The Not-So-Sexy Way To Be On Top

BY PAUL CLAXTON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Find out how Paul Claxton's failure, over-commitment, and transparency made everyone he knows happy...

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We Are BR, but who are we really?

BY MAIDA OWENS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Growing up in Baton Rouge and being the state folklorist for almost 30 years, Maida Owens knew that Baton Rouge has low folk cultural esteem, in other words, both locals and non-residents do not hold the local folk traditions in high esteem. She decided to apply her expertise to Baton Rouge’s identity issue and document tradition bearers. She found plenty and she'll share about them here.

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Lines and Shapes

BY DANNY HOLMES
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

"I really like lines, like the thing you put in a picture to look at."

In "Lines and Shapes" from PechaKucha night Baton Rouge Vol. 5, Danny Holmes explains his fascination with lines and shapes. He likes how a few lines can make a simple shape, and a bunch of simple shapes can be added together to make really complex and beautiful things. It’s a lot of fun to look at, but he really likes to hear them.

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BORDERS and Beyond

BY STEINUNN THÓRARINSDÓTTIR
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

Sculpture artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir shares some images of the influence of Iceland on her life and work as well as images and thoughts about the exhibition BORDERS that will have a new home in Baton Rouge for the next year.   

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20/20 Vision: How Every Picture Tells A Story

BY LUCY PERERA
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

As a creative thinker and doer, Lucy Perera's life in museum education has provided a platform to weave her love for museums, art, history and teaching with a desire to change the world around her. Listen as she disscusses her work delight in designing programs that reframe learning and provide pathways to make art accessible to new audiences.

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The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building

BY ADAM KNAPP
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.

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Coming Together

BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD ANTHOLOGY PROJECT OF BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

As a collective of three artists, the Neighborhood Anthology Project is collaborating with Baton Rouge community members with the goal to use art as a platform to share all of our stories, to hear and be heard by our neighbors, to shed light on falsehoods and intolerances, and promote greater discourse that will lead to understanding and a unified community.

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