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Friday, July 3, 2020

How Elegant Vienna Became An Explosion Of Modernism by Artsjournal

A much-romanticised era for the city, these years are commonly celebrated as a period of explosive artistic, literary, intellectual and especially musical modernisation in which resolutely i…

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UK Libraries Were Already Endangered. Then Came COVID by Artsjournal

Last year, official figures revealed that almost 800 libraries had closed since the implementation of austerity in 2010. “We do think these current announcements could be the ‘canary in …

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How The “Museum Of Ice Cream” Melted Down by Artsjournal

From all indications, the Museum of Ice Cream is melting down. Spending was slashed in January. In March, Bunn temporarily closed the permanent installations in New York and San Francisco, a…

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Why Apologies Are Important by Artsjournal

How is it that a mere apology can turn long-held assumptions upside down in a way that practical solutions, such as more social support or even financial assistance, simply can’t do alone?…

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Now Is Probably The Best Opportunity To Rethink Our Cities by Artsjournal

We tend to treat cities like the weather, using past patterns to predict outcomes over which we have no control. But the last few months have reminded us that cities are not givens, the stat…

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Higher Ed Will Be Reimagined. But University Boards Are Not The Ones To Do It by Artsjournal

It has become a truism to say the coronavirus pandemic will change everything about higher education. But few discuss who should shape this change. The faculty? The student body? The public?…

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Chicago’s Commercial Theatre Is Devastated. Will It Return? by Artsjournal

Why have Chicago’s for-profit institutions been so hit? The main reason is their total revenue dependence. A big non-profit potentially can rely on its board members to bankroll it through…

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Pandemic As Inflection Point For The Arts by Artsjournal

Today, the convergence of Covid-19 closing down all public events, along with the explosive outrage with continued police carnage in communities of color, brings us to a similar inflection p…

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NYC Slashes Arts Education In Schools by Artsjournal

Budgets across departments have been slashed as the city looks to recover from an estimated $9 billion loss in tax revenue due to the shutdown. Among the hard hit is New York City’s Depart…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Indie Bookstores Move Online… But Can Their Service Match Amazon? by Artsjournal

Customer expectations that independent booksellers will do what a massive online operation does has caused deep frustration. – Publishers Weekly

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The Most-Subscribed Broadcast Network YouTube Channel In The US Is: Telemundo by Artsjournal

Eight of Telemundo’s 11 YouTube channels have at least one million subscribers. The mother ship is now at 10.6 million, up from 1 million in 2015, and the next-biggest, one dedicated to co…

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Britain’s Arts Organizations Are Begging For Help. In The Rest Europe, They’re Getting It by Artsjournal

In France, Germany, Italy or Belgium, where the arts are heavily subsidized by the state, performing companies and museums can survive with reduced ticket sales. But in Britain, where govern…

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A Gallery Of Detroit’s Fabulous 20th Century Ruins by Artsjournal

They’re grand spaces now in decay – which gives them altogether another kind of beauty. – The Guardian

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Researchers: Fans Of Apocalyptic Movies Are More Resilient by Artsjournal

The bleak scenarios thrown up by films such as Contagion, from panic buying and isolation to fear of others and fake claims of miracle cures, appeared to help viewers take the outbreak in th…

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The Appeal Of Master Classes With The Greats by Artsjournal

The classes mix entertainment and education, each one shot in a different location. You can learn basketball on the personal training court of NBA star Stephen Curry, or step into the kitche…

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Canada’s Internet Use Has Surged 50 Percent Since COVID by Artsjournal

Since physical distancing measures were put in place across the country, internet usage on Shaw’s wireline network has increased by as much as 50 percent overall, and peak usage periods ha…

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Will The Art Gallery System As We Know It Survive? by Artsjournal

There’s no reason why the art gallery as we know it, a 19th century invention, should last forever. But there’s also no sign of an alternative on the horizon. As with other small New Yor…

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Artist “Pirates” Ten Years Of Sotheby’s Data, Offers It As Art Online by Artsjournal

Paolo Cirio scraped over 100,000 auction records from the past ten years of Sotheby’s sales and is now offering digital reproductions of the auction lots for 1/100,000th of the price they …

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Natural History Museum’s Removal Of Roosevelt Statue Is A Good First Step by Artsjournal

At a moment when the world’s museums are being called out for ingrained and unexamined inequalities, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the few to take decisive action. Art i…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

“Hamilton” The Movie Is A Sensation by Artsjournal

For the uninitiated, it remains the cultural event of a troubled season. Disney Plus has reputedly suspended all discounts and free trials ahead of Hamilton’s debut on the streaming servic…

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Why Proof And Data Don’t Convince People by Artsjournal

I work with civic data and teach about the power of data collection, so I want to believe that data (in the form of video footage depicting police brutality against Black people) can effect …

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Cheap Food Is Good, Right? Well Maybe We’re Not Adding Up The Cost… by Artsjournal

In a capitalist society, viewed from the point of view of consumers, cheap food looks like an unequivocal democratic good, because it enables people to feed themselves, even on relatively lo…

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Why Letting Your Mind Wander Is Good For You by Artsjournal

While it is certainly not inevitable that children lose their sense of wonder as they grow up, and while adults are in principle as capable of experiencing wonder as children, it is to be ex…

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Mellon Foundation To Invest In Prison Libraries by Artsjournal

The prison library program will give each of the 1,000 prisons the same 500-book collection selected by the project’s leaders. The collections, which Dr. Alexander called “freedom librar…

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India Bans Chinese Social Media Apps by Artsjournal

India has banned video-sharing social network TikTok and messaging platform WeChat along with 57 other Chinese developed apps over national security and privacy concerns, as tensions between…

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Carl Reiner’s Last Interview by Artsjournal

“The only thing that really matters in life is your progeny, the people who come after you, the people you send out to the world. They’re either toxic or nontoxic.” – Los Angeles Tim…

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Study: The Ideal Numbers Of Students For Online And In-Person Classes by Artsjournal

Laurence Tomei and Douglas Nelson say that, as mentioned, online undergraduate classes should have no more than 12 students. In person, on campus classes should be no larger than 18 students…

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How A Girls Choir Pivoted And Is Thriving Online by Artsjournal

Amazingly, not only has the group continued the girls’ education online, it has used the constraints to its advantage by bringing in guest artists for master classes and increasing one-on-…

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The Radicalism Of Current Black Playwrighting by Artsjournal

Something is palpably different among playwrights of the millennial generation, who are envisioning, demanding and conjuring into existence a new and more diverse spectatorship. Their relati…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Independent Presses Are Starting To See Sales Rebound by Artsjournal

Independent presses around the country said that sales are starting to rebound after two months of declines, due to direct sales, digital initiatives, and a resurgence in demand for topical …

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We Need A New Model To Fund Museums by Artsjournal

What is increasingly clear is the necessity for new hybrid models in arts funding, based on broadening the donor base, more imaginative financial planning, and development strategies for the…

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