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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Daniel Hope Named New Century Chamber Orchestra Music Director by Artsjournal

With the appointment, Hope, a virtuoso soloist who also directs other ensembles as concertmaster, becomes New Century’s fourth music director, following Stuart Canin (1992-99), Krista Benn…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kill The Optimist! Steven Pinker Argues Things Are Getting Better (Backlash Ensues) by Artsjournal

Pinker is an evangelist for Enlightenment values, arguing that the philosophers of that era laid the groundwork for the scientific and social breakthroughs that have lifted millions out of p…

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Will Democracy Die When Newspapers Shutter? by Artsjournal

Social media platforms make the sharing of information ubiquitous and nonstop, but where will that information come from in the first place when all the reporters have been let go? What wi…

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A Boom In Indigenous Theatre by Artsjournal

“We’re experiencing a Native arts revival right now,” said Alaska Native playwright Vera Starbard, whose autobiographical advocacy play Our Voices Will be Heard was performed in June…

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Are All Artists Liberal? So Where Are The Conservatives? by Artsjournal

When we in the arts champion “diversity, equity and inclusion,” do we mean everyone? Do we mean conservatives? Religiously, culturally or otherwise? Are conservative artists not identify…

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The Weinstein Company Gets Bankruptcy Protection. Here's What That Means by Artsjournal

Receiving bankruptcy protection means that secured creditors will get paid before any women suing the Weinstein Co. (Bob Weinstein is listed as an unsecured creditor, per Variety.) Civi…

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Study: Even Having Your Smartphone Nearby Affects Your Cognitive Attention by Artsjournal

The results were striking: individuals who completed these tasks while their phones were in another room performed the best, followed by those who left their phones in their pockets. In last…

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Warning: Books Are Disappearing From Our Libraries! by Artsjournal

"As libraries create access to a digital future, the books that have traditionally inhabited them are being displaced at an alarming rate. This leaves many asking: Does acceptance of digital…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Americans Have Signed Up For Streaming Services At A Phenomenal Rate by Artsjournal

In less than a decade, the percentage of U.S. households subscribing to a paid streaming video service surged 450% — from just 10% in 2009 to 55% in 2017.

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LA's MoCA Still Silent About Firing Of Head Curator (So We'll Speculate) by Artsjournal

Christopher Knight: "Today, about a week later, we still have no answer as to why MOCA Director Philippe Vergne fired chief curator Helen Molesworth — and we likely won't. I have a few spe…

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John Oliver's Gay Bunny Book Parodying Vice President's Rabbit Book Tops Amazon Charts by Artsjournal

On Sunday night John Oliver announced on HBO’s Last Week Tonight that A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a children’s book about a gay bunny, named after a pet rabbit owned by the f…

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How The TV Show Portlandia Killed Old Portland by Artsjournal

“Portlandia was the moment something shifted and a new kind of person started showing up in Portland, who wasn’t the same kind of hearty doer, but more of a spectator who wants to be en…

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Third Angle New Music seeks Artistic Director by Artsjournal

Third Angle New Music, Portland’s oldest new music ensemble that performs, commissions and records innovative contemporary classical music is seeking an experienced candidate for Artistic …

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Now We "Curate" Everything. What A Devaluation Of The Word! by Artsjournal

“Curation” lends to the proceedings a certain air of quasi-professionalism. It seeks to claim for the proprietors an exquisitely refined faculty of discrimination, a sense that “object…

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Does A Better-Educated Population Really Make A Better Society? (Maybe Not?) by Artsjournal

"Since individuals' investment in their own education is personally rewarding, you might infer that government investment in society's education would be socially rewarding. But this is a cl…

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Why Artists Are Allowed Inside Museums To Copy The Masters by Artsjournal

The oldest of these programs is that of the Louvre, which began during the French Revolution in 1793, reportedly just a month after radical Parisians converted the royal palace into a museu…

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Your License To Be Bad by Artsjournal

You might wonder how people who seem so good by occupation could be so bad in private. The theory of moral licensing could help explain why: When humans are good, it says, we give ourselves …

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Portland Museum Of Art Goes Free For Under-21s by Artsjournal

The policy change was backed by philanthropist Susie Konkel, who is a well-known advocate for youth. All eligible visitors will also be able to sign up for the Susie Konkel Pass, which wi…

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The Man Trying To Explain Where We Are With A Grand Narrative Of History by Artsjournal

He's Marcel Gauchet, and he's writing a magnum opus. "In our neoliberal age, democracy has come to mean little more than the pursuit of individual rights and interests, while the hope of det…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Revolutionary Classics Scholar Who's Using Twitter To Advance Knowledge by Artsjournal

Emily Wilson’s presence on Twitter is quietly revolutionary, a new kind of experience for readers, poets, translators, and really anyone who likes to watch knowledge take shape in an open …

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A New Professional Orchestra Comprised Of Disabled Musicians by Artsjournal

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is thought to be the first professional orchestra in the world to form an ensemble of disabled musicians. The group is led by a disabled conductor, James Rose,…

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The Next-Gen Ticket? by Artsjournal

It could be an early sign that the days of the barcode are numbered as technological improvements allow companies to replace them with more secure digital tickets with codes embedded in a fa…

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"Black Panther" Box Office Juggernaut Rolls On by Artsjournal

The only previous films to win five straight weekends in the past 20 years are 2009’s “Avatar” and 1999’s “The Sixth Sense.” “Titanic,” from 1997, holds the record, which see…

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Is Being A Fan Really Worth The Cost? by Artsjournal

At first glance, the evidence isn’t encouraging. Following a loss, fans are more likely than usual to eat unhealthy food, [1] be unproductive at work, [2] and—in the case of the Supe…

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How Do You Measure The Soft Power Of Culture? by Artsjournal

The impact of cultural work is complex: it imparts insights, experience and attitudes that do not necessarily have to culminate in a ‘work’, but may create new networks, creative ideas, …

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What Happened To Alienation? It Used To Be A Staple Of Literature by Artsjournal

After the Second World War, alienation came to betoken a near-universal spiritual and psychological malaise. Existentialist philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre used it to describe a fundam…

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2018's Great British University Strike: The Lecturers Rebel by Artsjournal

The goad for this stunningly resolute strike was deep cuts to retirement pensions, but as in all such vast, spontaneous outpourings from below, the issue is not the issue. The issue, rather,…

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Behind The Firing Of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art Chief Curator by Artsjournal

Behind the scenes, according to several sources close to the museum who were interviewed by artnet News, Molesworth’s personal priorities, progressive politics, and constitutional aversion…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Why The Search For A Utopia Is Doomed To Fail by Artsjournal

The belief that humans are perfectible leads, inevitably, to mistakes when ‘a perfect society’ is designed for an imperfect species. There is no best way to live because there is so much…

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Ode To The Dearly Departed Tower Records by Artsjournal

"So there I was, 26 years old (but looking 16), running a jazz department for one of the world’s largest record stores. The perks were manna from music heaven: I picked the music played in…

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Amazon's Unorthodox Formula To Calculate Whether A Streaming Series Was Worth The Cost by Artsjournal

While The Man in the High Castle, for instance, had one of the lowest costs per first stream after its first season, $63, that number jumped up to a whopping $829 following the production o…

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