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Visual ArtsThu, 29 Oct 2020 18:32

We Need New Art Institutions

“I don’t think we need “new” art. The arts professionals that have been protesting in the streets and sending out declarations on social media are calling for institutional changes, not new aesthetic movements. They want to cut through the pieties that circulate in academia and arts institutions about art as a calling because they are […]Source:

Visual ArtsThu, 29 Oct 2020 18:02

Thieves Are Stealing Nazi Artifacts From Dutch Museums

“Amid huge global demand for second world war memorabilia, museums in Ossendrecht, in north Brabant, and in Beek, Limburg, have been ransacked in recent days and months. In response, a series of Dutch institutions have removed their most valuable exhibits from display or implemented stricter security measures over fears that the thefts are being carried […]Source:

Visual ArtsThu, 29 Oct 2020 13:01

At Last Minute, Baltimore Museum Of Art ‘Pauses’ Controversial Sale Of Three Paintings

“The decision” — made just a few hours before the gavel was to fall at Sotheby’s — “not to move forward with the offloading of paintings by Clyfford Still and Brice Marden, plus an Andy Warhol canvas through a private sale, follows weeks of controversy, which culminated in indirect censure from the Association of Art […]Source:

Visual ArtsThu, 29 Oct 2020 12:33

Postponed Philip Guston Exhibition Moved Up To 2022 After Heavy Criticism

“The National Gallery and three other major museums” — Tate Modern in London and the Museums of Fine Arts In Houston and Boston — “had announced that they were delaying the retrospective, which was originally intended to begin its tour last June, after taking into account the surging racial justice protests across the country. … […]Source:

IdeasThu, 29 Oct 2020 19:29

COVID Lockdown 2.0: Will Screens Still Prevail?

Futurists are predicting that the pandemic has accelerated the permanent decline of everything from watching movies in traditional theaters to standing in line at theme parks. But as we approach what is looking more and more like a second lockdown, this one timed alongside a cold, dark winter here in the upper Midwest, are those […]Source:

TheatreThu, 29 Oct 2020 18:57

How To Rebuild A Healthier, Fairer Theater Ecosystem? Bring Back Repertory Companies

Jim Warren, founding artistic director of the American Shakespeare Center, writes that the “revolutionary changes” he recommends — companies of 15 to 20 resident actors, performing shows in rotating repertory and handling administrative jobs as well as performing, and working 40-hour weeks with full benefits — “are a jumping-off point for righting a history of […]Source:

MusicThu, 29 Oct 2020 17:31

Music Exec Is Buying Up Distressed Music Venues Across The Country To “Save” Them

Marc Geiger, the former global music chief of the giant talent agency WME, has quietly amassed a war chest to fortify empty clubs during the pandemic and help them grow once they reopen. One of the most charismatic figures behind the scenes of the music industry — a motormouth futurist who helped create Lollapalooza and […]Source:

PeopleThu, 29 Oct 2020 17:04

David Toole, Pioneering Disabled Dancer, Dead At 56

“A double amputee whose combination of physical power and bewitching delicacy created arresting imagery on stage and TV around the globe,” — most famously at the opening ceremony for London’s 2012 Paralympics — “[he commanded] remarkable control, buoyancy and adept physical displays, sometimes giving the impression that his body was in flight.” – The GuardianSource:

MusicThu, 29 Oct 2020 16:31

Alex Ross Speaks About His Wagner Quest

“You actually never know who is going to turn out to have an interest in Wagner. I think a lot are working composers and musicians [who] end up engaging with him on an extremely practical level. It’s not necessarily a question of dealing with these huge Wagner questions, but just, “Is there something to be […]Source:

DanceThu, 29 Oct 2020 16:01

Utah Is Actually A Dance Hotbed. How’d That Happen?

“We’re relatively small, yet boast a top-tier ballet company, the nation’s first repertory dance company, the first school of ballet at an American University, the world’s largest ballroom dance program and multiple powerhouse studios.” How did that happen? “Utah has a unique history that nourished dance,” says one local insider, and that history very much […]Source:

IdeasThu, 29 Oct 2020 15:35

Ethics And “The Lesser Of Two Evils” Strategy

In deciding whether to compromise your ideals, or whether to take a stand, you might ask yourself: ‘Will this compromise undermine projects that I’ve committed to, through which I’m actively trying to make the world a better place?’ (In which case: stand by your principles.) ‘Or are my ideals and principles simply idle, such that […]Source:

MediaThu, 29 Oct 2020 15:03

Amazon Says It, Not You, Owns The Videos You Buy On Amazon Prime

“When an Amazon Prime Video user buys content on the platform, what they’re really paying for is a limited license for ‘on-demand viewing over an indefinite period of time’ and they’re warned of that in the company’s terms of use. That’s the company’s argument for why a lawsuit over hypothetical future deletions of content should […]Source:

MusicThu, 29 Oct 2020 14:35

The Inescapable Problem With Pop-Up Opera On A Truck

Michael Andor Brodeur: “For all the power and dramatic force opera can generate, it remains a sublimely vulnerable form, its fantasy created onstage and tenuously protected from the elements by the eggshell shield of the proscenium. Here, outside among the hum and honk of afternoon traffic, it doesn’t really stand a chance.” – The Washington […]Source:

MediaThu, 29 Oct 2020 14:02

Hollywood Finally Starts Trying To Get Nonwhite Accents Right

“Over the past five months, major film and television studios have signaled renewed efforts to depict people of color thoughtfully and authentically. It isn’t really possible to verify the sincerity of these efforts, but the changing role of dialect coaches — and how they’re allowed to work — may offer a way to judge their […]Source:

WordsThu, 29 Oct 2020 13:34

Wole Soyinka To Publish His First Novel In 47 Years

“The Nigerian playwright and poet, who became the first African to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1986, published his widely celebrated debut novel, The Interpreters, in 1965. His second and most recent novel, Season of Anomy, was released in 1973. Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth, which will be published in Nigeria […]Source:

IssuesThu, 29 Oct 2020 12:05

France And Germany Close Theaters And Concert Halls As Second Wave Of COVID Intensifies

“Starting Friday, France will go into a nationwide lockdown with just schools and essential businesses staying open until Dec. 1, while in Germany, the new measures will close restaurants, bars, gyms and cultural spaces like theaters for one month, but exempt schools and shops.” – The New York TimesSource:

The WorldThu, 29 Oct 2020 01:00

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IssuesWed, 28 Oct 2020 22:01

How Learning Pods Are Picking Up The Education Slack

San Francisco has set up free hubs. So far, 1,100 students are enrolled in the free hubs, where community groups provide full-time academic support and activities at 55 city sites, including recreation centers, libraries and other locations. – San Francisco ChronicleSource:

MusicWed, 28 Oct 2020 21:31

Where Music Comes From, According To Anthropologists

In warfare, rhythm and melody allow tribal groups to signal their strength, numbers, and coordination across far distances, to both allies and foes. This is not unlike how animals commonly use vocalizations to signal their territory or scare off others. “If we study music in traditional societies, we see it used consistently to form political […]Source:

IdeasWed, 28 Oct 2020 21:01

Study: Why It’s Tougher To Make It Big In Older Age

An older person might be extremely passionate, but lacking conviction that he’ll ever be any good; or a septegenarian might maintain fire in her belly, but find her passion waning. – Fast CompanySource:


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