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Visual ArtsSun, 19 Feb 2017 19:30

Shia LaBeouf's 'He Will Not Divide Us' Has Found A New Home

The piece, a live-streaming art protest by by Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner, was shut down at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York last week even though it was supposed to stay up for as long as the current officeholder is president. But "the project has found a new […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 19 Feb 2017 18:30

Moving A 12,000-Pound Civil War Diorama Into A Rightful Place In History

The 19th-century painting has been feted by both North and South over the decades since it was painted. ""It’s one of our greatest Civil War artifacts in what it can teach us about what Americans have remembered and disremembered about the Civil War,' Gordon Jones, senior military historian at the Atlanta History Center and co-leader […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:30

Canada Starts To Recognize Its Indigenous Women Artists, But There's Much More To Be Done

One current show has an intentionally provocative name because "'It’s really a colonial idea that our women didn’t carve. Our women have always carved,' said Lou-ann Neel, the carver’s granddaughter and an advising curator for the exhibition. 'I’ve already heard a few people say, ‘Well, you know, our grandmother was also a carver.’ Good, I […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:00

When A High-End Gallery Turns Into A Convenience Store – As Art

The convenience store exhibit, which is also, sort of, a functional convenience store, is supposed to be a critique of art-world prices. But one anonymous artist says they stole an art - or convenience store? - bag of cat food. "'Do not be confused,' wrote the artist in Spanish, under the nickname 'Peligro' (Danger). 'Oroxxo […]Source:

Visual ArtsFri, 17 Feb 2017 23:02

The Rebuilding Of The World Trade Center Reveals The Glaring Failures Of Our New Cities

"Although all major construction schemes face tremendous problems, the World Trade Center rebuilding encapsulates everything that is wrong with urban development in a period when, as in so many other aspects of our public life, the good of the many is sacrificed to the gain of the few."Source:

PeopleSun, 19 Feb 2017 21:30

Jannis Kounellis, Pioneer Of Arte Povera, Has Died At 80

Kounellis, who left Greece for Rome when he was 20, "made a highly distinctive contribution to one of the most provocative artistic movements in postwar Europe."Source:

IdeasSun, 19 Feb 2017 21:00

How Would We Act If We Knew We Would Live Forever? [VIDEO]

Would living forever make people happier or more generous? "It's worth asking, 'Should we die?'"Source:

BlogsSun, 19 Feb 2017 20:45

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 02.19.17

2017 Portland Festival Report No. 1 The Branford Marsallis Quartet and singer Kurt Elling combined in the first major concert of the 2017 Portland, Oregon PDX Jazz Festival. A packed audience in the capacious Newmark Theater heard a ... read more AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished 2017-02-18 The Martha Graham Dance Company’s New Visions The Martha Graham Dance […]Source:

MediaSun, 19 Feb 2017 20:30

Advertisers Buy All Of The Oscars' Ad Time, Expecting Political Speeches

It's possible that the "Trump Bump" that's been helping the New York Times, Teen Vogue, ProPublica and other print/online publications is also driving more money toward the producers of the Oscars. The current president "'has been very good for television,' said Ashwin Navin, chief executive of Samba TV, a data and analytics firm. 'The politically […]Source:

IdeasSun, 19 Feb 2017 20:00

Our Cells Can Tell Left From Right, And That Actually Makes A Difference In Cancer Recovery

Each cell has a preference - a "handedness," they call it, and that may make a difference in cell repair, in cancer, and in survival. "Ramsdell and a cadre of other developmental biologists are trying to unravel why the organisms can tell their right from left. It’s a complex process, but the key orchestrators of […]Source:

PeopleSun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00

Clyde Stubblefield, Drummer To James Brown And Famed Solo Performer On 'Funky Drummer,' Dies At 73

"Stubblefield saw 'very little' in royalties and never expected them. But Stubblefield was held in high esteem by his fellow musicians. When Prince got wind in 2000 that Stubblefield was deep in debt after fighting bladder cancer, he personally paid $90,000 to cover his bills."Source:

WordsSun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00

Poetry Is In Desperate Need Of A Revolution

Or really, more than one revolution - and constant revolutions: "Art isn’t easy. It’s not just that we need a revolution in style but also a revolution in audience, distribution, circulation, performance, perception and, indeed, motivation. These revolutions are never a question of being marked as ahead of the times. ... Rather, the issue is […]Source:

PeopleSun, 19 Feb 2017 18:00

Artist Saloua Raouda Choucair, One Of The First Abstract Artists In Arab Art, Has Died At 100

Her story is compelling, and her art came to London and New York with the power to change the accepted story of art history. "It was not until she was in her 90s that Ms. Choucair, who lived and worked nearly all her life in Beirut, gained recognition outside Lebanon as an unsung hero of […]Source:

MediaSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:00

Movies Have The Power To Change Minds, And Real Lives

Civil Rights leader Vernon E. Jordan Jr.: "Division has always been a product of assumption — assuming that our story is the only story, or that our lives are harder than someone else’s, or that people who don’t look like us don’t have the right to live and work for the American dream. But no […]Source:

MusicSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:30

Music Is One Of The Last Places Where Mentorship Is Sorely Needed, And Sometimes Sorely Lacking

A conductor who had Michael Tilson Thomas as a mentor for years says, "If I don’t mentor folks and get involved with them, then who’s going to care for the next generation? In my mind, a mentor is someone who can actually serve as a role model for what a great person or a great […]Source:

IssuesSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:00

How To Shoot A Documentary About An All-Women Racing Team In Palestine

Canadian filmmaker Amber Fares: "There are so many films that deal with the politics of Palestine/Israel, but we didn’t want to get into the details of that; it just plays out naturally through their lives. It’s politically important that we see more diversity in our media, full stop."Source:

TheatreSun, 19 Feb 2017 15:00

The Bumpy Course Of Moving Musicals From La La Land To Broadway

Can "Amélie" and "Come From Away" make it where West Coast transplants have failed before? The L.A. Times' Charles McNulty says, "Musicals en route to New York receive an enormous amount of tinkering, polishing and sharpening. Rarely, however, does all this primping smooth over structural cracks in the book or holes in the score."Source:

WordsSun, 19 Feb 2017 14:30

Children's Books So White? The New Book Count Is Out

While the population of the U.S. is 38 percent people who identify as African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, books written or illustrated by people from those categories clocked in at just 427 out of 3,400 children's books published in 2016.Source:

MediaSun, 19 Feb 2017 14:00

The Fake News From A Century Ago

Of course, it came into being because of war - WWI, to be precise, and because "Britain was at the time trying to bring China into the war on the Allied side."Source:

PeopleSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:30

Dick Bruna, The Man Who Created 'Miffy,' Dies At 89

Miffy, or Nijntje in the original Dutch, was a rabbit that first appeared in 1955 after the creator told his son a story about rabbits. "Miffy remained unchanged in the many subsequent titles, although there is sometimes a scarf or hat, or outlines filled with a solid primary colour to show a change of outfit. […]Source:


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