Interview: Artist and TED Fellow Constance Hockaday

An enlightening six-minute discourse on organizational leadership development and artistry

Last week, artist Constance Hockaday‘s illuminating TED Talk, which we initially observed in April 2022, debuted online. Hockaday, among other imaginative accolades, created NYC’s Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater and founded Artists-in-Presidents, an empowering series of “leadership makeovers” featuring inclusive public addresses, performances and portraiture of diverse people in power. Within her inspiring discourse at TED, the prolific creator directly addresses a path toward personal agency. Hockaday’s method for determining …

Interview: Artist Glen Baldridge on the Process Behind His Wondrous Paintings

"Wigwag," the painter's colorful new show, is on now at NYC's Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

Inside painter Glen Baldridge‘s ninth show at NYC’s Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Wigwag (on now through 11 February), mesmerizing works—featuring psychedelic creatures with piercing eyes, abstract woodland branches and kaleidoscopic acorns—possess a magnetism that must be experienced firsthand. Baldridge developed a laborious technique to execute these vibrant gouache-on-paper paintings, where the artist soaks the paper before saturating a brush with multiple colors at different densities so …

Sporkful and Sfoglini’s New Pasta Shapes, Vesuvio and Quattrotini

Reviving and revising rare and forgotten pasta shapes

When food podcast Sporkful and Hudson Valley-based pasta brand Sfoglini invented a new pasta shape, the Cascatelli, in 2021, they put forth a higher standard for pasta that improves more than quality but also creativity and functionality. This year, the pair teamed up to create two more shapes that continue Sporkful creator Dan Pashman‘s criteria for excellent pasta: sauceability, forkability and toothsinkability. The new additions—Vesuvio and Quattrotini—expand …