Most Popular and Favorite Articles of 2014

Reviews and impressions, explorations of creative and human controversies, studies of culture and tradition, you’ll find them all on synkroniciti.

Here are the Top Ten articles of the year and three of my favorites that missed the list. I hope you enjoy them! Please click on the picture to view the article.

First, these are the most popular articles I posted in 2014, excluding photoblogs, which are on a separate list found here.

10. Walking the Edge: Grief and the Performing Persona

9. Familiar and Strange: Experiencing Kabuki with Heisei Nakamura-za

Nakamura Kankuro as Shosuke the servant, from the same fight scene © Shochiku in compliance with Fair Use Policies

Nakamura Kankuro as Shosuke the servant, from the same fight scene
© Shochiku in compliance with Fair Use Policies

8. Creative Freedom and Tradition: Controversies of the Wandjina

7. Painted Trains, Art off the Tracks, Part One

Graffiti near Moganshan Road in Shanghai image © Jakub Hałun with CCLicense

Graffiti near Moganshan Road in Shanghai
image © Jakub Hałun with CCLicense

6. Images of Humanity: Storytelling and the Doll

5. Laughter and Light: Self Determination and Providence in the World of Wobbly Barstool

4. From Weapons to Stories: Repurposing the Park Avenue Armory

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3. Reacting to Fear: Mary Engelbreit’s In the USA

2. No Forgiveness: Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger at Houston Grand Opera

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland © Greenwich Photography with CCLicense

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland
© Greenwich Photography with CCLicense

1. There Ain’t No Place That Far: Disney’s Song of the South, 1946

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Here are three of my favorites. Lars was the runner-up on the previous list.

A New Image of Community: Lars and the Real Girl

© MGM used in compliance with Fair Use Policies

© MGM used in compliance with Fair Use Policies

The Perils of the Sea: Thoughts on Deep Water

Old Beginnings: Dara Horn’s The World to Come

Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, 1913

Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, 1913

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