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Visual ArtsTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:48
ISIS Is Selling Looted Antiquities On The Internet

“The world went into shock earlier this year after Islamic State released videos of its bearded operatives smashing ancient artworks with sledgehammers and drills. But after U.S.-led airstrikes on refineries and tankers reduced the group’s $1 million daily oil revenue by nearly two-thirds, the razing gave way to looting for sale via eBay, Facebook and […]Source: BloombergBusiness

Visual ArtsMon, 06 Jul 2015 21:00
Move-In Day At The Broad Art Museum Is Taking Months

“About half of the Broad’s 2,000 artworks have made their way from warehouses around the city, where they had been stored by museum founders Eli and Edythe Broad. Now all this postwar and contemporary art, by some of the most recognizable names of the last 40 years, is heading to a single place for the […]Source: Los Angeles Times

Visual ArtsMon, 06 Jul 2015 19:13
Studio Museum Of Harlem Unveils Plans To Expand

“No more droning air-conditioners in the galleries. Or children sitting on the floor for educational programs. Or total shutdowns of the museum three times a year because the current process of changing exhibitions is so disruptive to its operations.”Source: The New York Times

Visual ArtsMon, 06 Jul 2015 18:48
Surviving As An Artist Means Diversifying Your Art

“Here’s the old artist model: Sit in your studio and make paintings or sculptures and wait to be discovered. Jennie Jieun Lee represents the new artist model: designing clothing and accessories for Rachel Corney, vases and tableware sold at several New York stores, and creating fine art for shows at Martos Gallery downtown and galleries […]Source: The Observer (NY)

The WorldTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:46

Part-time Group Sales Representatives

The NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, a leading Cultural Institution in New York City, United States and the World is seeking Part-time Group Sales Representatives. Source:

MediaTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:33

Dustin Hoffman: The Movie Business Right Now Is The Worst I’ve Seen

“Most films today, away from the comic strip or robot adaptations, are made in around 20 days. Part of the reason is that digital technology enables filmmakers to shoot more scenes in a day than they used to, but mostly it’s to do with the downsizing of budgets as more and more films get made. […]Source: The Independent (UK)

MusicTue, 07 Jul 2015 15:49
Computer Breaks So Musician Finishes His Album At Computer In An Apple Store

“After a second computer failure left him without a means to record his album and no money to buy a replacement, Prince finished recording the vocals and backing instrumental tracks for his new album entirely in that one Apple Store. Prince Harvey sang, hummed, and rapped into a display computer at the SoHo Apple Store […]Source: The Daily Beast

IdeasTue, 07 Jul 2015 15:30
What Defines Our Cultural Literacy When Who We Are Is Changing Rapidly?

The question then arises: What? What is the story of “us” when “us” is no longer by default “white”? The answer, of course, will depend on how aware Americans are of what they are, of what their culture already (and always) has been. And that awareness demands a new kind of mirror.Source: The Atlantic

MusicTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:46
Why Do We Insist That Composers Succeed While Young Or We Give Up On Them?

“With respect to composers, said expectation goes something like this: child prodigy enters school already a mature genius; impresses all of his/her professors; then sets the world on fire with his/her youthful vigor, technical wizardry, and creative talent while winning all sorts of competitions; and proceeds to redefine an art form for the betterment of […]Source: NewMusicBox

WordsTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:30
Fears About Investment In Canadian Literature After Mega-Merger

Laments about neoliberalism, globalization, Americanization and the need for the great revolution that will destroy “late capitalism” itself are lazy and unproductive, for they provide no practical way forward. “It’s society’s fault, man,” is no coherent cultural plan. It actually would be very bad for all of us if any one of these giant publishers […]Source: The Globe and Mail (Canada)

IssuesTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:23
Artists (And Arts Organizations) Are Getting Priced Out Of Some Cities (What To Do?)

“The increasing difficulty in living and working in some major cities affects not just the artists, but the newer and the smaller and the mid-sized arts organizations housed in these cities. Increasingly they too are being priced out. Some of these organizations are finding it difficult to continue to stay in the very cities they […]Source: Barry's Blog

MediaTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:45
How A Public Radio Station Not Only Survived But Learned How To Thrive

“KPCC’s total audience has grown 27 percent, and Latino listenership has nearly doubled since 2009. At the end of 2014, the station was the highest-rated public radio station in Los Angeles. Its listener-sensitive revenue grew accordingly. The paper reports that KPCC’s listener support nearly doubled, from $6.5 million to $11.4 million; corporate underwriting revenue increased […]Source: Current

MusicTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:41
alt-classical prodigy
The Making Of An Alt-Classical Prodigy

“At the premiere two weeks prior, at the Kaufman Music Center, the grown-ups had shot down some of Paris [Lavidis’s] most rascally ideas: using firecrackers as percussion, smoking a hookah onstage. So he’d improvised, substituting a whip for the fireworks and handing out kazoos instead of pipes. But the compromise had stolen some of his […]Source: Vulture

IdeasTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:38
How You Lie – And Whether You Think You’re Lying – Depends On Your Culture

“Some aspects of lie detection, especially those elements measured by lie detector tests, might be cultural. For instance, what if the person who might be lying is speaking a second language? What if she grew up in a different place than you, with different social norms? How difficult is it to spot a liar then? […]Source: Atlas Obscura

PeopleTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:32
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Junot Díaz Remembers The First Time He Got Beaten Up

“As these things go, it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t actually lose any teeth or break any limbs or misplace an eye. … I was furious and ashamed, but above all else I was afraid. Afraid of my assailants. Afraid they would corner me again. Afraid of a second beat-down. Afraid and afraid and afraid. […]Source: New York Times Magazine

TheatreTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:30
kiss me kate
Ridding ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Of ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ Misogyny

Darko Tresnjak: “Taming of the Shrew is designed to give uproarious pleasure over the subjugation of a woman. In Kiss Me, Kate, she is an equal-opportunity offender. We made sure that she slugs him 10 times as much as he spanks her.”Source: Los Angeles Times

PeopleTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:22
Classical Critic Edward Greenfield, 86

“He began his journalistic career in 1953 as a political writer for the Manchester Guardian, taking up reviewing recordings for the paper in 1955 (he was later appointed the Guardian‘s chief music critic in 1977, retiring in 1993).” He also spent 55 years as a contributing critic for Gramophone.Source: Gramophone

IdeasTue, 07 Jul 2015 07:52
4 kinds of introversion
It Seems There Are Four Kinds of Introversion

“As more regular, non-scientist types started to talk about introversion, psychologist Jonathan Cheek began to notice something: The way many introverts defined the trait was different from the way he and most of his academic colleagues did.”Source: Science of Us

WordsTue, 07 Jul 2015 07:44
adam gopnik on love lyrics
“The Necessary, Inevitable Thing” – Adam Gopnik On Love Lyrics, From Shakespeare To Taylor Swift

“The love song, whether from Shakespeare or his lessers, is to the currency of our feelings what the dollar bill is to our economy, the dining-room table to our family life – the necessary, inevitable thing. Exactly because everything is a love song, we sigh at another one, even as we prepare to sing it.”Source: The New Yorker

WordsTue, 07 Jul 2015 07:42
10 great writers nobody reads
Ten Great Writers Nobody Reads

Stephen Sparks: “I haven’t come closer to understanding the vicissitudes of literary fortune (the moment I do, I’ll open my own publishing house), but in studying these writers, I’ve come up with a set of categories into which many fall.”Source: Literary Hub


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