‘Movement Art Is’ Believes Performance is the Antidote for Anger

Movement Art Is (MAI) knows that performance art is a universal language that connects folks on a plane beyond geography, origin, or background. This organization—founded by two guys who've been dancing since they were small—pushes the boundaries of what performance can be through classes, performances, films, and exhibitions. They call it 'resetting the spectrum of what dance can be', integrating educational and social impact into their movement. MAI Co-founders Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, who have collective experience working with the likes of Madonna and the TriBeCa film festival, believe their art form is an important method of promoting empathy…

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Q&A with Inupiaq Photographer Brian Adams

Dear dogged readers, This week we are thrilled to highlight Alaska-based photographer Brian Adams. Most recently, he culled widespread recognition for his project I Am Inuit – a photography and short story project (now a book) eschewing stereotypes of the individuals who call the Alaskan Arctic home. Being half-Inupiaq himself, Adams gives us an intimate view of what life really is…


Meet the Young, Female CEO of Canva—A Design Program for Non-Designers

Melanie Perkins is a college dropout who is now possibly the youngest CEO of a billion-dollar startup. Perkins, now 30, first came up with the idea for Canva in college when she was writing up long instruction manuals on how to use Adobe and knew there had to be a better way for folks to design, especially in a visually-focused…


How One Non-Profit's Art of Failure Lessons Are Slashing H.S. Dropout Rates

High school drop-outs are reportedly unqualified for 90% of US jobs, a staggering statistic that leaves those on the lower end of the economic spectrum with little chance to move up. The non-profit BUILD is making sure that students not only finish high school but have the skills to push their own entrepreneurial ideas in the real world. Skill number…


Meet the Doctor Bringing Health Care to the Streets

What began as a small endeavor 1992 has blossomed into a worldwide movement that is reshaping how some folks access medical care. With a formerly homeless friend, Dr. Jim Withers packed his backpack full of medical supplies and took to the streets. Now, through Operation Safety Net—the non-profit he founded—Withers and small groups of medical students travel through the city five…


American Resilience

Stories of flexing under adversity and refusing to break. If you've ever brushed the dirt off and got back to work, your spirit's in here.


People rattling the gates of the status quo for the sake of social progress. Rugged individualists 2.0.


Erasing the lines drawn to keep us apart. Building the communities that keep us strong.

Breaking Bread

Collaborations the haters said could never happen - everyday folks coming together and doin' work. Some call it radical inclusivity. We like to call it common sense.


Artists, builders, creators, and dreamers with dirt under their nails and wild imaginations.

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Tech and business trailblazers, innovators, and takers of the road less traveled pushing America forward.

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America is filled with people helping one another. Here's where you can meet them and learn something new. Get ready to volunteer, donate and take some action.


The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

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