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Friday, October 18, 2019

John Schaefer: Why We Still Need Music Curators by Artsjournal

“When what we listen to is all based on algorithms, you’re fed things that will already fit your taste. My intention with the show was always to make it like a series of doors. You could…

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Do We Need Critics For Cities? by Artsjournal

Given how long we’ve relied on the work of critics on film, music, food, and much else besides, as well as the ever-increasing relevance of cities in our lives, it’s time we recognised c…

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Los Angeles Ballet seeks Controller by Artsjournal

Los Angeles Ballet is seeking an individual with a minimum of 5 years of experience as a controller, preferably for nonprofit arts institutions.

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Los Angeles Ballet seeks Administrative Director by Artsjournal

Los Angeles Ballet is seeking an experienced, energetic arts administrator with demonstrable leadership qualities.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

James Wood: Harold Bloom’s “Anxiety Of Influence” by Artsjournal

“You mistook him for no one else: the late, popular style was a faded fan, but it was still recognizably Bloom’s old peacockery. The leaping links, hieratic cross-referencing, and amusin…

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Is Democracy For Sale? Sure Is by Artsjournal

According to the domain brokerage GoDaddy, the five most expensive publicly-reported domain names are – $49.7m; – $35.6m; – $35m; Pri…

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A Caravaggio Was Stolen From A Sicilian Church 50 Years Ago. Is Time Running Out To Find It? by Artsjournal

Fifty years have passed since 17 October 1969, but Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence remains one of the world’s most sought-after works of stol…

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National Ballet Of Canada Posts Its Tenth Season In A Row Of Budget Surpluses by Artsjournal

Specifically, the company’s revenues were $37.58 million with expenses at $36.17 million, which resulted in a surplus of $1.41 million. The figures represent a 4 percent operating surplus.…

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Ara Guzelimian To be New Artistic Director Of The Ojai Festival by Artsjournal

Guzelimian is currently provost of Juilliard and was Ojai’s artistic director for five years in the 1990s. He succeeds Chad Smith, recently appointed CEO of the LA Philharmonic. Smith has …

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Librarians Protest Publishers’ Plan To Limit Their Access To E-Books by Artsjournal

Beginning Nov. 1, Macmillan Publishers, one of the so-called Big Five publishing companies in North America, will only allow libraries to purchase one copy of each new e-book for the first …

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South Korea Wonders: Is Video Gaming A Mental Health Disorder? by Artsjournal

Video games are practically the national pastime, played by the majority of adults and more than 90% of adolescents. Rising concerns over the effects of games on mental health have been met …

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Nobel’s Literature Prize Debacle Exposes Fault Lines Between Art, Politics by Artsjournal

Brett Stephens: “We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics. “I’m standing at my garden gate and there are 50 journalists,…

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Why Are Instagram Experiences Referred To As “Museums” by Artsjournal

These immersive experiences are branded as exhibits, but that might be where the link to traditional museums ends. The companies are, after all, for-profit businesses that sell experiences t…

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How Different Languages Describe Color by Artsjournal

Cultures seemed to build up their color vocabularies in a predictable way. Languages with only two color categories chunked the spectrum into blacks and whites. Languages with three categori…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Inimitable Mr. Bloom (Last Of His Kind?) by Artsjournal

Harold Bloom “read like a man picking up crumbs with a moistened index finger. He often considered loneliness in literature. You felt he was attracted to loneliness as a theme for the same…

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Barcelona Dance Group Traveling To LA, Stopped, Deported, Even Though They Had Visas by Artsjournal

The four were forced to sign a document agreeing to deportation, Marta Carrasco said. She said Customs told her group, “If you don’t sign, you will not be allowed to enter the U.S. for f…

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The LA Architects Taking The Cultural Buildings World By Storm by Artsjournal

“Previous generations had a signature style, and it’s easier to label,” says Mark Lee, seated before a wall of printed renderings in his firm’s cluttered West L.A. studio. “Our gen…

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Pinterest’s Audience Algorithm Is Awesome. Now It Has To Change by Artsjournal

The company’s leaders say they want to map a different route to success in Silicon Valley, one that’s less meteoric and more humane. But in its first year as a public company, it faces a…

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Trying To Cope With Crowds, Louvre Creates The VR Mona Lisa Experience by Artsjournal

The virtual reality tour will be a more intimate encounter. The VR tour, designed to remedy the problem of crowds and distance, will be housed in a small gallery room near the main Leonardo …

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Cambridge University Loans Art To Its Students. In 60 Years None Of It Has Been Damaged by Artsjournal

Students can hire up to two artworks for the year for £20 each. A visitors’ book shows the former director of the Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota, borrowed a Henri Gaudier-Brzeska drawing when …

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Band-Aids And Sticking Plasters: UK Government Promise Of More Culture Investment In Perspective by Artsjournal

With local authority funding for culture now more than £236m lower than in 2010, and museums alone having lost £109m in annual funding over the past decade, the Government’s promise of …

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The Complicated, Contradictory Genius Of Thomas Edison by Artsjournal

“He built the world’s first film studio, yet had little interest in movies as entertainment. He was a showboating maestro of public relations, but he often turned down invitations and ce…

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Why We Define Ourselves By What We Own by Artsjournal

With age (and lawyers), we develop more sophisticated ways of resolving property disputes, but the emotional connection to our property as an extension of our identity remains with us. – A…

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Instagram Removes “Likes” – We Need Another Way To Value Content by Artsjournal

The removal of visible likes is by no means a threat to the influencer marketing world, but rather an opportunity to shift how we see success in the digital age. – Fast Company

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Interlochen Center for the Arts – Director, Music Division by Artsjournal

Founded in 1928, Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen) is located in beautiful Northwest Lower Michigan.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What The Wild Success Of Silicon Valley Says About The American Success Story by Artsjournal

The question of fixing Silicon Valley is inseparable from the question of fixing the system of postwar American capitalism, of which it is perhaps the purest expression. Some believe that th…

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Australian Booksellers Take Ronan Farrow Book Off Shelves After Pressure From National Enquirer Parent Company by Artsjournal

Dylan Howard, who remains a top executive at the Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., has hired several high-powered law firms on three continents, including the Sydney-based Mc…

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How To Pick The Best Seat In The House To Hear An Orchestra by Artsjournal

The idea of a “best seat” is subjective and depends on how important a good sightline is to you and what sort of instrumental blend you enjoy. While describing sound in terms of “warm…

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Canadian Choir Performs On Both Sides Of US/Mexico Border by Artsjournal

“With a barbed wire fence and border patrol dividing two groups of drop-in singers, one located on the beach at Border Field State Park in San Diego, Calif., and the other just metres away…

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Netflix Heads To Frankfurt Book Fair On Book-Buying Spree by Artsjournal

“It’s about finding the most specific, authentic, local stories and bringing those to a global platform in a way that hasn’t ever been done before. Those ideas can come from books, blo…

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If At First You Don’t Succeed… Nobel Winners Who Faced Early Rejection by Artsjournal

In literature, some of the most celebrated writers were once considered too strange, too limited or just too boring. Several publishers turned down Toni Morrison’s first novel, “The Blue…

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