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Visual ArtsTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:30
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Google Art Project Is A Threat To Museums? Absolutely Not

“Some critics complain that Google’s initiative to take us on virtual trips through museums and to show us great pieces of art on demand, as we sit gazing at our laptops, will discourage people from actually going to these institutions. This is flatly untrue. Museum attendance is on the rise, dramatically so.”Source: The New Yorker

Visual ArtsTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:27
Jan Morris On Carpaccio

Not the raw meat dish, silly; she means the painter. “I am no connoisseur, cultural scholar, or art historian. I know nothing about painterly techniques, chromatic gradations, or artistic affinities, and my infatuation with him is largely affectionate fancy. I feel I know him personally, and I often sense that I am directly in touch […]Source: The American Scholar

MediaWed, 17 Sep 2014 05:20
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David Lynch Thinks No One Will Ever Agree On What “Eraserhead” Is About

“No one, to my knowledge, has ever seen the film the way I see it. The interpretation of what it’s all about has never been my interpretation.” (But what’s scary: “I love the world of Eraserhead. I would love to live in that world.”)Source: Vulture

BlogsWed, 17 Sep 2014 05:11

Top Posts From AJBlogs 09.16.14

What Killed Adulthood? Pop Culture or Capitalism? AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-16 Somewhere between crude and crass AJBlog: The Artful Manager | Published 2014-09-16 Matisse Cut-Outs, Records, And Making Art Seem Scarce AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-17 The Disappearing Publisher AJBlog: PostClassic | Published 2014-09-16Source: AJBlogs

WordsTue, 16 Sep 2014 22:08
E-Books Get Radically Better At Doing Poetry

“Digital poetry is still dwarfed by print, and some writers and publishers question whether there is much demand for poetry e-books.”Source: The New York Times

MusicTue, 16 Sep 2014 21:44
In The UK: More Kids Now Play The Electric Guitar Than The Violin

“Some 13% of five- to 17-year-olds play the electric guitar, compared with 12% for the violin. Keyboard is the most popular instrument, played by 30% of the 1,726 children, questioned by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.”Source: BBC

MediaTue, 16 Sep 2014 21:43
When Technology Improves Movie Clarity It’s Better Right? (Not Necessarily)

“On the one hand there’s tremendous possibility, but the challenge is to maintain the artistry and craftsmanship. Once everything is in focus it requires a lot more staging, and a lot more sophistication in visual effects, and more attention to prop work, set design, and costuming.”Source: Wired

DanceTue, 16 Sep 2014 21:35
Frozen In Time? Is Dance Stunted By Attempts To Label It?

“Just when the dance world has become so stimulating with its jumble of influences from all over the world, and when classical ballet and contemporary dance are criss-crossing in interesting ways, we have recently seen announcements for two major initiatives that stake out claims for a certain kind of dance—a limited kind of dance that […]Source:

IdeasTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:11
What Do We Mean When We Talk ABout Digital Literacy?

Most people who use computers don’t know how to build software. Does that mean they’re digitally illiterate?Source: Wired

WordsTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07
What Role Does Taste Play In Our Appreciation Of Books?

“Good taste precedes the individual. It is an inheritance, an invisible monument, a millennium of exquisite micro-choices all embedded in the fibers of the mind! Surely it will prevail!”Source: The New York Times

MediaTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02
Report: Women’s Employment In TV Has Plateaued

“Female creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors and directors of photography working on prime-time television airing on broadcast networks account for 27% of individuals working behind the scenes.”Source: Los Angeles Times

IssuesTue, 16 Sep 2014 13:40
Critical Dilemma: Criticism Versus Reviewing (When The Two Are At Odds)

“We are starting to see a schism as more and more AAA games are becoming worse from a critical standpoint while becoming better from a less critical, more general perspective.”Source: New Statesman

IdeasTue, 16 Sep 2014 13:32
Could Artificial Intelligence Lead To Our Destruction?

“Why is it a good idea that we continue to exist? Given that humans have caused the extinction of others, wouldn’t it be poetic justice if advanced forms of intelligence, which could probably run the world better anyway, caused our extinction?”Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

WordsTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:55
National Book Awards Poetry Longlist Announced

Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.Source: Yahoo! (AP)

MusicTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:53
Vienna State Opera Loses Second Conductor In Two Weeks

Bertrand de Billy says he refuses to work under opera director Dominique Meyer, mentioning “dishonesty” and “lack of loyalty.”Source: Yahoo! (AP)

MusicTue, 16 Sep 2014 09:57
A Tale Of Four Florida Orchestras

It’s a fact. Orchestras have struggled in Florida, and they have to scramble to stay viable. Here are four orchestras with new music directors working to find the winning formula.Source: Classical Voice America

The WorldTue, 16 Sep 2014 09:45

Assistant to the Music Director (Part Time)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking an Assistant to the Music Director (Part Time)Source: Los Angeles Philharmonic

IdeasTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:12
deep time
Getting Humans To Comprehend “Deep Time”

“For someone whose life expectancy is usually less than 100 years, it’s nearly impossible to imagine something so vast as geological or deep time,” says J.D. Talasek of the National Academy of Sciences. So he – a believer in the power of metaphor – assembled a group of 18 artworks to help get the idea […]Source: Smithsonian Magazine

PeopleTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:53
kevin kline
Kevin Kline Has Issues With Authority (And That Includes Maggie Smith)

Just for instance, when he played Hamlet for Liviu Ciulei, he recounts, “The first day’s rehearsal, I picked up a chair and moved it a few feet, and he said, ‘No, no, Hamlet would never do that, he’d never move a chair himself, because he’s a prince.’ I said, ‘I’m the prince, I can do […]Source: New York Observer

PeopleTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:48
Emma Thompson as solicitor Gareth Peirce in 1993's In The Name Of The Father
Emma Thompson Is Having None Of This 50-Is-The-New-35 Business

“Can I just say, very loudly, bollocks. If you look after yourself and you’re healthy, then you’ll have the energy to do things. But not to recognise getting older for what it is? I do think the infantilisation of our generation is one of the huge issues of our time. People wanting to be 35 […]Source: The Guardian (UK)


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