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Visual ArtsSun, 20 Aug 2017 15:30

Living In One Is Hard Enough, But How Do You Sell A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Yeah, it's not easy, surprisingly. "For brokers like Mr. Milne, marketing these houses offers unique challenges, including the need to become a Wright expert, to devise a strategy for separating potential buyers from sightseers, and to develop a convincing argument for why someone should pay a premium to live in a house with small bedrooms […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 20 Aug 2017 13:00

The Monuments Of Tomorrow, And The Artists Who Are Building Them

In Philadelphia, with years of input and discussion, artists are building new monuments. "As a result of the years-long project, a public art project titled Monument Lab,' will take over the city of Philadelphia this fall. Twenty artists of various ages, races, gender identities and artistic backgrounds will erect monuments in 10 public spaces spread […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 20 Aug 2017 11:30

The 'Little Picasso' Dreaming Of Asylum In Serbia

This is about the artist himself, but also about much more than his life: "The story of Farhad — a smart, lanky boy — is more than an unexpected bright light in grim circumstances. It shines a light on forgotten asylum-seekers and suggests the untold potential lost among migrants stranded along the Balkan route to […]Source:

Visual ArtsFri, 18 Aug 2017 21:31

What Should Be Done With Statues Honoring Confederates?

"In the wake of the controversy over removing American monuments to the Cult of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, Memento Park is not a bad model for us to consider following now — although certainly there are others. The dispute, which exploded into bloodshed, death and grinding national shame in recent days, demands hard […]Source:

The WorldMon, 21 Aug 2017 07:03

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MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 21:00

Hulu And Netflix Are Banking On Nostalgia Making A Comeback

Digital platforms are creating new audiences for old TV shows - as when this 25-year-old from Houston says "I know 'Game of Thrones' is all the rage — and I watch it too, sometimes — but it doesn’t have me hooked like 'Golden Girls.' ... I’m on my third round of watching the series right […]Source:

MusicSun, 20 Aug 2017 20:30

Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music After Charlottesville

It's not the only tech company trying to remove the influence of actively racist groups from its site. "The existence of racist music on music platforms isn't a new phenomenon. Nearly three years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center pointed out to Apple and the iTunes Store that they were selling, and thereby profiting from, […]Source:

BlogsSun, 20 Aug 2017 20:15

Top AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 08.20.17

Dancing on Water, Making Waves Onstage The Trisha Brown Dance Company performs at the Clark Art Institute and at Jacob’s Pillow. Trisha Brown’s Groove and Countermove. (L to R): Kyle Marshall (head hidden), Patrick McGrath, Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Kimberly Fulmer, Amanda Kmett’Pendry, ... read more AJBlog: DancebeatPublished 2017-08-19 Berkshire Bumble: Director’s Letter Reveals Focus Groups Kept in the Dark About […]Source:

MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 20:00

How One Filmmaker Captures Natural Rhythms While Telling An Intense But Low-Drama Story

Lina Rodriguez takes her cues from things like a painting of a cow. "In the 1963 painting, a placid Holstein is framed against a night sky marked by wispy clouds and a full moon. The effect should be pastoral, but instead it is faintly alarming. 'There’s this calm, blue, unnerving light,' Rodriguez observes. 'It captures […]Source:

DanceSun, 20 Aug 2017 19:00

The Legendary Dancer Julie Kent Talks About The Transition To Artistic Director Of The Washington Ballet

Kent says that the adjustment from being a dancer in New York to being an artistic director in D.C. is a challenge, but that it's good for her two young children to see their parents taking on new work. "My service to the art form is now creating opportunities for other people. ... My focus […]Source:

TheatreSun, 20 Aug 2017 18:30

The Globe's New Boss Says She Has Ideas For The Theatre

Michelle Terry isn't feuding with Emma Rice, won't direct any plays, wants children to fall for Shakespeare through their kinetic experience at the Globe - and the plays will be "gender-blind, race-blind, disability-blind."Source:

PeopleSun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59

Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

The high regard in which his comic abilities were held in France — he received the Legion of Honor award in 1983 — became a running joke in the U.S. long after Lewis’ style of broad physical comedy fell out of fashion. His final film, “Max Rose,” screened at France’s Cannes Film Festival in 2013.Source:

PeopleSun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00

Dick Gregory, Comedian And Civil Rights Activist And Icon, Has Died At 84

Gregory, who was often mentioned with Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl as satirists of the first order in the 1960s, at first thought that humor would win over more white people than activism, but gradually changed his mind - and his routine. Still, "it was Mr. Gregory’s conviction that within a well-delivered joke lies power."Source:

PeopleSun, 20 Aug 2017 16:30

Stuart J. Thompson, Broadway Producer And Manager Of Shows Including 'The Book Of Mormon,' Has Died At 62

Patti LuPone called him a gentleman and said, "He elevated me." Even though he was in theatre, "an industry filled with larger-than-life figures who reveled in the spotlight, he preferred to stay behind the scenes, but his sharp intellect, good taste and dedication made him an influential force, his admirers said."Source:

TheatreSun, 20 Aug 2017 16:00

The Sheer Perfect Timing Of This 'Caroline Or Change' Revival

Art imitates life imitates art: The play, "inspired by Kushner’s Louisiana upbringing, is set in Lake Charles, La., during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. The plot centers on the uneasy relationship between a Jewish family and their black maid, Caroline, but the era of change is emphasized by a number of background events: […]Source:

IdeasSun, 20 Aug 2017 15:00

Before You Repost A 'Toxic Twitter!' Article With An Approving Comment, Consider This

The story is bigger than a one-off about how "toxic" Twitter has become for some people. "The challenges that the YA community is experiencing are deeply connected to — and reflective of — the challenges Americans face as a nation. Questions of class, culture, and race erupt in the news and on our streets every […]Source:

TheatreSun, 20 Aug 2017 14:30

Can A Small, Actor-Focused Theatre Make It Today? (Reports Indicate No)

Basically, the problem is money. "The Houston theater scene knew and respected the couple, and critics generally adored the work they did. But a few years in, and after receiving grants to form the company, Lehl and Tobin-Lehl realized that there was no system in place for 4th Wall to grow. Billing themselves as champions […]Source:

MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 14:00

A High School Student's Film About Transgender Youth In China Gets Popular, And Gets Banned

Does the film "violate socialist values"? Well, it's been screened several times in the past few weeks, but wider circulation "is proving challenging in a country where gender identity remains a sensitive topic. Chinese law allows individuals to change their gender on personal identification cards, but only if they have undergone sex reassignment surgery, and […]Source:

TheatreSun, 20 Aug 2017 13:30

As 'Hamilton' Opens In Los Angeles, What Does It Mean Now?

It means the same thing it did before, only more so: "With a cast far more racially mixed than the European-descended men who penned the Constitution, the play’s power is that promises of equality made in the 1700s should never be forsaken. The American dream, the play suggests, belongs to all, not to the resentful […]Source:

MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 12:30

It's Such A Golden Age For TV That Writers Are Ending Up In The Emergency Room With Panic Attacks And Worse

The substance use and abuse is becoming legendary for some who are on severe deadlines. Why? "A record 455 original scripted series aired last year, and by the time 2017 comes to a close that tally is expected to top 500."Source:


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