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Friday, May 4, 2018

In Children's Lit, Family Dramas Are Crowding Out Adventures, Warns Awards Judge by Artsjournal1

"The fictional children of the past frolicked on the heather-clad slopes of Kirrin Island or battled the armies of evil at Hogwarts, free from the restrictions of their parents. Today, accor…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:06PM

The New York Times' Chief Movie Critics Send Memos To Hollywood by Artsjournal1

"Every so often, ... Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, fire off a number of thoughtful memos to the movie industry and the industry-adjacent. These messages are largely ignored, which does not …

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 11:04AM

When The U.S. Sent Its Jazz Greats Abroad As Weapons In The Cultural Cold War by Artsjournal1

"By the mid-1950s, the civil rights movement in the US had become a major international news story. People were horrified by the brutality of Emmett Till's lynching in 1955, and by the mob v…

Linked From The Guardian at 11:04AM

Robots May Soon Have More Intellectual Property Rights Than Animals Do by Artsjournal1

The final court decision in the famous "monkey selfie" case reaffirmed that animals have no IP rights under U.S. law, which requires human authorship. For now, the same is true for any works…

Linked From slate.com at 09:54AM

Margaret McDermott, Giant Of Philanthropy In Dallas, Dead At 106 by Artsjournal1

With her husband Eugene, co-founder of Texas Instruments, and for decades after his death, she gave millions to educational, civic, and cultural groups, including virtually every major visua…

Linked From The Dallas Morning News at 09:54AM

The Original Laugh-Track Machine, And The Man Who Became Its Virtuoso by Artsjournal1

It was know as the Laff Box, and it was mocked up - jerry-rigged, almost - by mechancial engineer Charlie Douglass. You've heard it on everything from The Munsters and Gilligan's Island to C…

Linked From slate.com at 09:54AM

France Begins Multi-Billion-Euro Program To Revive Downtowns Of Smaller Cities by Artsjournal1

"France's city centers are about to get one of the biggest makeovers in their history. Following an announcement last month, the country is launching a vast €5 billion ($6.1 billion) plan …

Linked From www.citylab.com at 09:54AM

There Will Be No Nobel Prize For Literature In 2018 by Artsjournal1

"The Swedish Academy ... announc[ed] Friday that the prize will not be handed out this year, on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex abuse alleg…

Linked From Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:48AM

Alice Provensen, Award-Winning Illustrator Of Children's Books, Dead At 99 by Artsjournal1

"Mrs. Provensen, who also wrote several picture books, worked for 40 years alongside her husband, Martin Provensen, illustrating such works as The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, The F…

Linked From Washington Post at 08:48AM

Is The Pompidou Centre Becoming Another Guggenheim, Franchising Itself Hither And Yon? by Artsjournal1

"With outposts and partnerships either launched or pending in Metz, Málaga, Brussels, the Gulf, Shanghai and possibly Latin America, ... the Pompidou’s president, Serge Lasvignes, is bold…

Linked From www.theartnewspaper.com at 08:48AM

Collector Sues Sotheby's For Selling, And Undervaluing, A Basquiat His Late Wife Owned by Artsjournal1

"The art masterpiece in question - Flesh and Spirit, a 12-by-12-foot painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat - is just days away from the auction block. It is a prized asset of the estate of [Huber…

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 08:48AM

In British Movie Theatres, Polish Immigrants Are Now A Major Demographic by Artsjournal1

"Like Bollywood, Polish cinema has flourished" - with some titles even making the weekly top 10 at the box office - "in UK multiplexes rather than arthouses, without any help from the Britis…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:42AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Jayne Mansfield - Hollywood Starlet, Polyglot Intellectual, Or Practicing Satanist? (Or All Three?) by Artsjournal1

"Some of the best known lurid 'facts' about Jayne Mansfield, the American film star of the '50s and '60s, are based on rumour. So the directors of a new documentary about her short and scand…

Linked From The Guardian at 02:12PM

'Ink-Stained Pixels': The (Surprisingly Long) History Of E-Books Before Kindle by Artsjournal1

"The truth is that it took a long time for e-books to 'arrive'; Amazon was far from first. There, admittedly, was a comfort level that had to be worked out with the electronic book, which ga…

Linked From tedium.co at 01:06PM

Art Museums Are Becoming Addicted To Blockbuster Shows: Felix Salmon by Artsjournal1

"Major event" exhibitions like the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors show and the traveling David Bowie Is show "achieve two important goals for any museum: They increase attendance, and they in…

Linked From slate.com at 12:04PM

The Rise Of The Rural Creative Class (Yes, It's Real) by Artsjournal1

"A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in rural areas, and rural innovation gets a boost from the arts." Richard Florida digests the data.

Linked From www.citylab.com at 11:04AM

'New Yorker' Writer Has To Postpone Book About Poker Because She's Making Too Much Money Playing It by Artsjournal1

"A little more than a year ago, New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova announced that she was diving into the world of professional poker as a new player, all for the purpose of writing a book ab…

Linked From deadspin.com at 11:04AM

Vandal Who Slashed $3 Million Painting Was Owner's Own Son, Say Police by Artsjournal1

Almost exactly one year ago, an unknown man jogged into the Opera Gallery in Aspen, walked up to Christopher Wool's painting Untitled 2004, cut it twice with a knife, and jogged right out. P…

Linked From Aspen Times at 09:54AM

Producer Of Diana Vishneva's 'Sleeping Beauty Dreams' Tour Questioned In Trump-Russia Investigation by Artsjournal1

"[The retired ABT star's] Sleeping Beauty Dreams, an avant-garde dance production about the internal world of the cursed princess during the one hundred years she was asleep, [is] premiering…

Linked From New York Magazine at 09:54AM

The Nobel Prize For Literature May Be Cancelled This Year by Artsjournal1

Yes, the fallout from the sexual harassment scandal has gotten that bad: "The Swedish Academy yesterday discussed the Nobel prize and came to no decision," said the head of the panel last we…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:54AM

Here's One Corporate Foundation That's Increasing, Not Cutting, Its Support Of The Arts by Artsjournal1

"The list of regional art organizations receiving support from KeyBank includes Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Museum of Art, and now, the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll…

Linked From www.insidephilanthropy.com at 09:54AM

Poland Has A New Chopin Competition - Using Strictly 19th-Century Pianos by Artsjournal1

"As Poland celebrates the centenary of its independence this year, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in collaboration with Polish Television and Polish Radio has organised [the International Cho…

Linked From bachtrack.com at 08:48AM

Director Of Rome's Galleria Borghese Charged With Crime For Going To The Gym While Clocked In At The Office by Artsjournal1

"Anna Coliva, the well-respected director of Rome's Galleria Borghese, one of Italy's top museums, is to stand trial on charges of absenteeism and defrauding the public purse ... In total, s…

Linked From www.theartnewspaper.com at 08:48AM

Half Of Britain's Orchestral Musicians Don't Earn Enough To Live On, Says Musicians' Union by Artsjournal1

"Wages have stagnated as funding cuts take hold. Young musicians are particularly affected, with two-fifths of newcomers taking unpaid work in the last year. Forty-four per cent of players t…

Linked From www.bbc.com at 08:48AM

How Kyle Abraham Feels About Being NY City Ballet's First Black Choreographer In More Than A Decade by Artsjournal1

"Not only am I a black choreographer I'm a modern choreographer. I have a fear that if this piece is seen as a failure, they will never hire another black choreographer again. ... I just wan…

Linked From www.dancemagazine.com at 08:48AM

Second Major Museum Of Contemporary African Art Opens In Cape Town - And It's Poached Staff From The First by Artsjournal1

Just last September, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) opened in a repurposed grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront. And just last week, the Norval Foundation, funded by r…

Linked From www.theartnewspaper.com at 07:42AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

When Music Critics Could Kill: A Look Back At The Glory Days Of Pitchfork by Artsjournal1

Amos Barshad: "It's been years since the site had the kind of cultural cachet on which it built its empire. But music fans of a certain age can still rattle off the acts that landed notoriou…

Linked From slate.com at 03:18PM

Why I Turned Marx's Communist Manifesto Into A Graphic Novel by Artsjournal1

Martin Rowson: "After I graduated I sold a cartoon series to New Statesman titled 'Scenes from the Lives of the Great Socialists', based on hideously contrived puns on the defining dicta of …

Linked From The Guardian at 02:12PM

Art Fairs Are Like America - Broken, Says Jerry Saltz by Artsjournal1

"As a system, art fairs are like America: They're broken and no one knows how to fix them. Like America, they also benefit those at very top more than anyone else, and this gap is only growi…

Linked From New York Magazine at 01:06PM

Dancers Are Choreographers, Too, And It's Time For Dance Criticism To Reflect That by Artsjournal1

Dancer Benedict Nguyen: "We make contributions to creative processes all the time. Some of these are obvious: We often improvise material or generate entire phrases to be incorporated into a…

Linked From www.dancemagazine.com at 12:04PM

Resellers Who Use Bots To Buy Up Hot Tickets Could See Their Fines Soar by Artsjournal1

Under a new law submitted in the UK Parliament last week, "anyone caught using automated software to instantly buy tickets in such a way will face an unlimited fine. The move is part of a wi…

Linked From www.artsprofessional.co.uk at 10:48AM

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