19th May 2019

There is No Beauty Without the Sacred: Parisian Sculptor/Philosopher Marc Vinciguerra On Returning Meaning to Art

"When I sculpt someone it is not his body that I sculpt but his soul."

20th Apr 2019

Where the Light Gets In: Slam Poetry Artist Zachary Kluckman on single parenthood, depression, and the power of art-making in community

Before I knew it, I was working with undocumented students, and people in recovery, activists, artists, even elected officials. All of this because I started writing poetry.

15th Jan 2019
John Stanazzi

Let Me Tell You About My Father…

I invited some of the special people I know ~ from poets whose work has appeared in Combustus magazine to a dancer friend of mine who immigrated from Hungary ~ to share with us some of the wisdom they’ve received over the years from their fathers as well as what has been passed on to their own children.

13th Jul 2018

Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom

"I know what that is like when you can't hold it together any longer, when it just all comes down on top of you."

02nd Jul 2018

We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression

"Gender is a social construct and drag breaks it down and reconstructs it."

13th May 2018

“Mama, I’m Coming Home”: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Son’s Mental Illness

It is ironic that the Oregon State hospital, where that famous Jack Nicholson movie (about an insane asylum run amok) was filmed is now where my son is being housed.

06th May 2018

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Richard T. Scott Paints America’s Identity Crisis

"We become ourselves precisely when we drop the narrative, when we give up trying to construct our identity."

24th Mar 2018

Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man

There is something to be gained from straight men being able to see the beauty in another man and in women being able to see the beauty in a man outside the masculine norm.

17th Mar 2018

ASTROBLAST: Astrophysicist Raymond Frey Remembers Stephen Hawking

Today's column is dedicated to English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, researcher and author, Professor Stephen Hawking.

01st Mar 2018

“Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

04th Feb 2018

Sifting Through Stardust: Conversations with Astrophysicist Raymond Frey

In his new column for Combustus, astrophysicist Raymond Frey, head of the University of Oregon physics department, takes questions sent in by readers on everything from, "Is time travel really possible?" to "What is dark energy, anyway?"

16th Jan 2018

The New Year and the Self-Portrait as Self-Reflection: Interview with Jaakko Savolainen, Finland

"Making a self-portrait is a very emotional and impulsive process."

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