Measuring the Immeasurable

I was recently asked by the executive director of a big arts foundation, “How can you measure something which isn’t quantifiable?” He explained that he wanted to make the name of the foundation a household word, so I suggested that

Measuring the Immeasurable

I was recently asked by the executive director of a big arts foundation, “How can you measure something which isn’t quantifiable?” He explained that he wanted to make the name of the foundation a household word, so I suggested that

Ruth Zamoyta writes on Content Strategy

Content Strategy ~ The Art of Effective Messaging

Two things can change a person’s attitude about your organization: what she sees for herself and what she’s told. She’s going to hear messages from many people, and it’s the job of your communications squad to shape those messages. Messages

Ruth Zamoyta writes on Content Strategy

Content Strategy ~ The Art of Effective Messaging

Two things can change a person’s attitude about your organization: what she sees for herself and what she’s told. She’s going to hear messages from many people, and it’s the job of your communications squad to shape those messages. Messages

collective responsibility blogpost by Ruth Zamoyta

Collective Responsibility in Teen Pregnancy

Why isn’t birth control as routine as brushing teeth? The National Center for Health Statistics just released data that show the use of the morning-after pill by women in their early 20s has risen from 4% to 11% since 2002. This increased

collective responsibility blogpost by Ruth Zamoyta

Collective Responsibility in Teen Pregnancy

Why isn’t birth control as routine as brushing teeth? The National Center for Health Statistics just released data that show the use of the morning-after pill by women in their early 20s has risen from 4% to 11% since 2002. This increased

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

Is this about Gun Control or Mental Illness?

People reacted to the Newton, Connecticut shooting last Friday by blaming the gun, not the man (or rather by blaming the government that failed to control the gun), framing the story as a “gun-control issue” rather than a mental-health issue.

Is this about Gun Control or Mental Illness?

People reacted to the Newton, Connecticut shooting last Friday by blaming the gun, not the man (or rather by blaming the government that failed to control the gun), framing the story as a “gun-control issue” rather than a mental-health issue.

Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding performing on the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo by JBreeschoten.

Little Gigs

It was 9 pm on a Sunday night and I was sitting at a table at Swing 46 on Restaurant Row, eating Oysters Rockefeller, listening to a 10-piece swing band belt out Take the A Train to me and 15

Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding performing on the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo by JBreeschoten.

Little Gigs

It was 9 pm on a Sunday night and I was sitting at a table at Swing 46 on Restaurant Row, eating Oysters Rockefeller, listening to a 10-piece swing band belt out Take the A Train to me and 15

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told