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Friday, August 23, 2019

Comfort Reading: In Defense Of Returning To The Same Book Over And Over by Artsjournal1

Rebecca Jennings — who confesses to having read each of the Harry Potter books at least ten times and insists she’s “not advocating for laziness” — points to research on “repeate…

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The Joys Of Traveling From Small Town To Small Town Performing Shakespeare For High Schoolers For $225 A Week (A Reminiscence) by Artsjournal1

“As a recent graduate with a BFA in acting, I could have been stuck lip-synching to Buddy Holly at an amusement park or being cast as a Native American in a problematic outdoor drama in Ch…

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Inside India’s First-Ever Contemporary Sculpture Park by Artsjournal1

At the Madhavendra Palace, just outside Jaipur, “floral murals, elaborate arches, patterned columns, dark paneled doors, and stone-lined courtyards serve as maximal backdrops for sculpture…

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Anish Kapoor’s ‘Orbit’ — AKA Boris Johnson’s Giant Erector-Set/Sliding Board — Is Millions In Debt by Artsjournal1

The 376-foot sculpture was commissioned by Johnson, then London’s Mayor, for the 2012 Olympics, and he had hoped that it would become London’s answer to the Eiffel Tower (7 million annua…

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Saying He No Longer Feels Welcome As A Refugee, Ai Weiwei Is Leaving Germany For Britain by Artsjournal1

“[The dissident artist] said he initially chose Germany after leaving China as it had worked so hard for his freedom, but now felt that Germany had changed and he was once again an exile. …

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L.A.’s Flagship Arts Complex Was Built As A Shining, And Remote, City-On-A-Hill. Will Its Redesigned Central Plaza Make It More Welcoming? by Artsjournal1

“We shouldn’t be a white castle on the hill. Our new vision is about deepening the cultural life of every resident in the county. That is a very outward vision,” says Los Angeles Music…

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Female Comics Are Taking On A Previously Off-Limits Topic: Abortion by Artsjournal1

“Given the trend over the last few years to use comedy as therapy, to use laughter to counterpoint pain, a complicated subject like abortion is no less likely to be a topic for comedy than…

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The Access Conundrum At The Heart Of Popular Music Journalism by Artsjournal1

There are more and more outlets, but they pay writers less and less; there are huge quantities of new music pouring out, but large bodies of readers are going to click on pieces about artist…

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Are We Reaching The Point Where Dancers Need Big Social Media Followings Just To Get Hired? by Artsjournal1

“New York City-based choreographer and director Jennifer Weber once worked on a project with a strict social media policy: ”Hire no one with less than 10K, period’ — and that was a f…

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Audience Talks And Talkbacks, And Keeping Them On Track by Artsjournal1

Says the former director of public programming at Lincoln Center, who has moved on to a new arts center in Abu Dhabi, “I’m someone who dreaded talkbacks and Q&As. While I was in New …

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Netflix India Has Its Own Version Of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Artsjournal1

“It’s 2047, 100 years after India’s independence, and in the fictional nation of Aryavarta, water is scarce. The republic’s authoritarian rulers are seizing children of mixed parenta…

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The “Times Change” Excuse for Past Antiquities Misdeeds: Kapoor/Metropolitan Museum Edition by Artsjournal1

“Times change” is a time-dishonored argument for justifying moral lapses, whether they’re #MeToo transgressions (Plácido Domingo) or retention of antiquities that were likely looted (…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Free Speech Vs. Political Correctness Isn’t The Real Problem: What’s Behind The Furious Social-Justice-Warrior Battles At Elite Universities by Artsjournal1

Natalia Dashan, who was a full-scholarship student at Yale and witnessed such imbroglios as the Halloween Costumes fiasco up close, looks at the underlying dynamic by which, among a very pri…

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Drag In Paris, Nouvelle Vs. Old-School by Artsjournal1

There are still transformiste cabarets, with what might be called female impersonators (talk about old-school) lip-synching impressions of famous chanteuses for an audience little different …

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Don’t Call It Contemporary Dance On Ice by Artsjournal1

The Montreal-based touring company Le Patin Libre is “not interested in putting contemporary dance on ice, but in doing with skating what 20th-century modern art movements have done with o…

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Why Is Joe Rogan One Of The Most Popular Podcasters In America? Guys, And What He Gets About Them by Artsjournal1

“Few men in America are as popular among American men as Joe Rogan. It’s a massive group congregating in plain sight, and it’s made up of people you know from high school, guys who wor…

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Near-Total Sweep For Women At The Hugo Awards by Artsjournal1

Okay, they didn’t win every single prize there was at the annual honors for science fiction (men won for the best film and television scripts, for instance), but female creators took home …

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New York City May Keep Limits On Vendors Selling Art In Manhattan Parks, Rules Appeals Court by Artsjournal1

“In a 5-0 decision, the appeals court rejected artists’ contentions that the limits covering Central Park south of 86th Street, Battery Park, High Line Park and Union Square Park violate…

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Battle Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Is About To Get Even Messier (And She Is Probably To Blame For That) by Artsjournal1

“When Franklin died, at age 76, her family believed she had no will. Under Michigan law, that meant her estate would be divided equally among her sons. … But Franklin’s case is especia…

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Can Arts Organizations Become Engines For Economic Justice In Their Communities? by Artsjournal1

The “anchor institution approach” for nonprofits — using their purchasing decisions, hiring, and other business practices to actively affect their communities’ economic well-being, e…

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Next Month, Baltimore Symphony Lockout Could Morph Into A Strike by Artsjournal1

The lockout began in May because there has been no musicians’ contract since January and management, which wants to end the orchestra’s year-round status and shut down during the summers…

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All AM Talk Radio Wanted Was To Entertain Masses Of People. It Ended Up Taking Control Of The Republican Party. by Artsjournal1

“No one set out to turn the airwaves into a political weapon — much less deputize talk-radio hosts as the ideological enforcers of a major American political party. Instead the story of …

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The Artist-Architects Who Thought Their Buildings Could Help Their Inhabitants Live Forever (By Driving Them Nuts) by Artsjournal1

“Madeline Gins and her husband, Shusaku Arakawa (who went only by his last name), 1960s New York conceptual artists and amateur architects who are regarded as a bridge between the Dada and…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Going Through The Archives With Bill T. Jones by Artsjournal1

Reporter Michael Cooper joins the choreographer as he examines photos from the history of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and tells stories of the time Robert Mapplethorpe photographed …

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A Giant Hand With A Glowering Face Is Freaking Out New Zealand’s Capital by Artsjournal1

The 16½-foot-tall sculpture, titled Quasi and perched on top of City Gallery Wellington to glare at passersby, was sent up from Christchurch by its creator, artist Ronnie van Hout — and W…

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‘Queer Eye’ Is Trying To Make Shopping, Redecorating, And Consuming Luxury Goods Into Spiritual Self-Improvement by Artsjournal1

Amanda Hess: “As its gurus lead the men (and occasionally, women) in dabbing on eye cream, selecting West Elm furniture, preparing squid-ink risotto and acquiring gym memberships, they are…

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How’s The Six-Year-Old Who Got Thrown Off The Tate Modern Viewing Deck? Awful, But Stable by Artsjournal1

The parents of the boy, who had brought him from France to London on holiday, say that the full extent of his injuries is still uncertain, but that he suffered broken bones in the back, arms…

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Richard Williams, Animator Of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ And The ‘Pink Panther’ Films, Dead At 86 by Artsjournal1

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), a film-noirish comedy, was the first Hollywood film to show live actors and animated characters interacting in ways that looked seamlessly real. … Mr. Wi…

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A Large, Newly-Excavated Section Of Pompeii Is Revealing Its Treasures And Recasting History by Artsjournal1

“The Regio V dig has already yielded skeletons, coins, a wooden bed, a stable harboring the remains of a thoroughbred horse (bronze-plated wooden horns on the saddle; iron harness with sma…

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Protest In Moscow Is Becoming ‘Celebritized’ by Artsjournal1

After weeks of Sunday protests in the Russian capital against the disqualification of opposition candidates for the city council, on August 10 famous actors, artists, and rappers started to …

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Belgian Festival Could Be Removed From UNESCO Cultural Heritage List For Use Of Blackface by Artsjournal1

A character called Le Sauvage, covered in black face makeup, is featured on one of 22 floats in a traditional parade as part of the Ducasse d’Ath, held in late August in a small town in Wa…

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