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

image © Wolf Gang with CCLicense
image © Wolf Gang with CCLicense

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

graffiti in Perth image © Nick Cowie with CCLicense
graffiti in Perth
image © Nick Cowie with CCLicense

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

© backpack photography with CCLicense
© backpack photography with CCLicense

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

Rolling hills of the Cotswolds. © Saffron Blaze with CCLicense
Rolling hills of the Cotswolds.
© W. Lloyd Mackenzie, Saffron Blaze on Flickr with CCLicense

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

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

In the USA © Mary Engelbreit, 2014 used in accordance with fair use policy
In the USA
© Mary Engelbreit, 2014 used in accordance with fair use policy

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

© Josh Giovo with CCLicense
© Josh Giovo with CCLicense

Old Beginnings: Dara Horn’s The World to Come

Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, 1913
Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, 1913

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