Welcome to Sightlines!


Hello, and welcome to Sightlines.

I started this online magazine of arts, culture and ideas after having the same conversation with myriad people over the last year. The recurring conversation was about the need for more public conversation about the culture of our time — the type of ongoing dialogue and exchange about culture that good writing and journalism helps spark. And I had that conversation not only with people already involved in the arts community, but people widespread across the community.

We live in clamorous times. And I believe that’s justification for more discussion about the ideas, issues, practices, people and institutions driving culture, not less. Likewise that discussion must be inclusive, nimble and bring a wide array of voices to the fold.

I hope you enjoy reading Sightlines. I will always welcome your thoughts and feedback.

And keep us in your sights. We’re just at the start of this big conversation!




Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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