In a very recent interview, Barbra called herself a “perpetual student”, and I tried to remember her every project and her level of involvement with them, and just thinking about it blew me away.
This is a woman who once traveled to The Netherlands to study certain painters to better work with the colors in Yentl. Needless to say, she also studied the Talmud.
She knows her politics and has deep comprehension of the causes she chooses to lend a voice to. Have you read her latest article on CO2 and organic farming?
We all learned she was a straight-A student and it’s been said she has an IQ of over 160… But those are just statements… What matters most are the wise words and the outlets she’s chosen to express all her intelligence.
If you need any proof, just watch The Artist As Citizen and remember her voice has always offered a lot more than that gorgeous singing.