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Art's Bold New Direction

The director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum predicts how art will engage us as never before
By Richard Koshalek

Rita Dove on the Future of Literature

The Pulitzer-Prize winning poet discusses how new technologies will affect the creative process
By Lucinda Moore

Tod Machover on Composing Music by Computer

The inventor and MIT professor talks about where music and technology will intersect over the course of the next 40 years
By Erica R. Hendry

Nine Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secrets

Declassified records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and events
By Mark Strauss

James Cameron on the Future of Cinema

The director of Avatar and Terminator talks about future sequels, 3-D television and Hollywood in 2050
By Lorenza Muñoz

George Lopez on Comedy and Race

The late-night talk show host discusses how America's changing demographics will affect what makes people laugh
By Lorenza Muñoz

A Youth Renaissance for Native Americans

Filmmaker Chris Eyre says Native pride will embolden the next generation of first Americans
By Chris Eyre

Sabiha Al Khemir on Islam and the West

The museum curator and author predicts that relations between the United States and the Muslim world will improve
By Amy Crawford

Carl Hiaasen on Human Weirdness

The satirist talks about the "curve of human weirdness" and the need for public outrage in the political arena
By T. A. Frail