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Friday, February 21, 2020

A Family History Chart Of The World’s 100 Most Widely Spoken Languages by Artsjournal1

“This diagram, created by WordTips, breaks down the world’s 100 most-spoken languages by their roots (e.g., Indo-European for English and Spanish, or Sino-Tibetan for Mandarin) and by th…

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When Grandma Moses Was Conscripted For The Cold War by Artsjournal1

“Between June and December of 1950, a government-backed exhibition of Moses’s picturesque American scenes toured six European cities. … One Foreign Service officer who was involved wit…

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Can A Sitcom About Gentrification Actually Be Funny? by Artsjournal1

“At its core, gentrification is about what it means to belong. And few places in Los Angeles are more hotly contested in those terms than Boyle Heights,” the Los Angeles neighborhood whe…

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How Pianist Igor Levit Hacked The Attention Economy And Made Himself Into A ‘Thought Leader’ by Artsjournal1

“Levit’s career is a stark demonstration of the dissolving boundaries between art and commerce, journalism and public relations, particularly in Germany. … He is a friend to media pers…

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Major New Alexander Calder Museum Planned For Philadelphia by Artsjournal1

“A little more than two decades after a Calder museum was first proposed for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the long-dormant idea has blossomed again, funding has materialized, and backers…

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Nearly 100 Luminaries Sign Letter Threatening Boycott Over Ballet Director’s Firing — But Some Of Them Say They Never Agreed To Sign by Artsjournal1

The open letter, published in the French newspaper Libération and originated by choreographer Maguy Marin and theatre director Atiane Mnouchkine, threatens to withhold rights to all signato…

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Researchers May Just Have Located Nefertiti’s Secret Burial Place Inside Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Artsjournal1

“A radar survey around the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings has revealed possible evidence of further hidden chambers behind its walls. The findings … resurrect a con…

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Inventor Of Computers’ Cut-Copy-And-Paste Functions, Larry Tesler, Dead At 74 by Artsjournal1

A researcher and executive over the years at Xerox, Apple, Yahoo, and Amazon, Tesler had enormous influence over the experience most people have when using a personal computer today: in addi…

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Another Job In The Arts You Hadn’t Thought Of: Narrating Porn For The Blind by Artsjournal1

Pornhub launched this particular initiative in increasing access for the disabled to the arts four years ago, hiring professional freelance writers to produce text and professional voice act…

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Attendance Isn’t A Good Enough Metric, So This Museum Is Trying To Measure Its Social Impact by Artsjournal1

“Working with a group of social scientists, the [Oakland Museum of California] devised an innovative plan to take stock of both its ability to connect with visitors and to foster connectio…

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Mutiny on the Bounty: Marron Estate’s Rich Art Trove to Be Dispersed by Dealers, Not Auction Houses by Artsjournal1

The late Donald Marron was a class act, so it struck me as fitting (not to mention smart) that his estate’s holdings of modern and contemporary art are not going to be hocked on the block …

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50 Brand-New Scores In Three Years: Sydney Symphony Announces Major Commissioning Project by Artsjournal1

The project, called “50 Fanfares”, will encompass chamber works as well as short fanfares and full orchestral scores commissioned from 50 Australian composers and premiered through the 2…

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From Belgium to New York by Artsjournal1

When I think about the works by the brilliant Belgium-based choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker that I’ve seen over the years, I realize how the different New York spaces in which the…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

How My Fake College Essay Went Insanely Viral And Nearly Cost Me My Day Job by Artsjournal1

Comedian Alexis Pereira writes a genuine essay about the bogus essay he posted to Twitter, written by an imaginary student and marked up in red pen by Pereira as an imaginary English teacher…

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He Was One Of Sudan’s Most Beloved Musicians — Then He Went Silent For Decades And Was Even Thought Dead by Artsjournal1

In the 1970s and ’80s, Abu Obaida Hassan’s singing and skill on the Nubian tambour thrilled Sudanese listeners and even gained attention overseas. Then the imposition of a stern version …

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Why The U.S. Department Of Defense Is Interested In Dancing Robots by Artsjournal1

The now-famous video of Spot the Robot dancing to “Uptown Funk” was created (as was Spot) by a contractor for DARPA searching for new ways to make robots useful to the military. “Consi…

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How A Show About, Of All Things, Cambodian Surf Rock Became One Of This Season’s Most-Produced Plays by Artsjournal1

“With the Off Broadway production of Cambodian Rock Band now in performances at Signature Theater, [playwright Lauren] Yee and director Chay Yew appeared on Stagecraft, Variety‘s theater…

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The Rise Of Queer Tango In Buenos Aires Makes Perfect Sense by Artsjournal1

“Tango first emerged on the outskirts of the city, as the perfect poetic and musical medium for the outcast and marginalized to tell their stories. With this in mind, perhaps queer tango i…

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Why An ‘Old-Timey Gothic Typeface’ Became ‘The Nazi Font’ by Artsjournal1

Blackletter, or Fraktur (as it’s known in German), was used all over Europe during the Middle Ages and through the early years of the printing press. As the rest of the continent gave blac…

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A Huge Frank Stella Painting Disappeared In Chile And Ended Up Being Used As A Lunch Table by Artsjournal1

“It’s a little known fact that in 1972, minimalist artist Frank Stella donated the painting Isfahan III (1968) to the Museo de la Solidaridad in Chile, a new institution that invited art…

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Indian Cinema Is Finally Starting To Get Comfortable With Same-Sex Romance by Artsjournal1

Until just a few years ago, the very few times queer characters were shown at all in Bollywood movies were as figures of mockery. Now, very occasionally, a film with a sympathetic portrayal …

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Louvre Cancels Show Of Bulgarian Icons After Bulgarian Government And Church Object by Artsjournal1

Curators intended the June exhibition, titled “Art and Cultures in Bulgaria between the 16th and 18th Centuries,” to examine the influence that Islamic art had on Bulgarian Orthodox reli…

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Which Presidential Candidate Would Be Best For The Arts? by Artsjournal1

“The question … is far more complicated that it first appears. (What does ‘best’ mean? What does ‘the arts’ mean?)” There isn’t all that much evidence to look at, but Chris J…

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Amar Ramasar Is Not Leaving Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’. Neither Are The Protesters Who Want Him Fired by Artsjournal1

Ramasar, who was sacked from, and later rehired by, New York City Ballet following his role in the nude photo-sharing scandal at the company, is playing Bernardo in the new production by Ivo…

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Radical Empathy by Artsjournal1

For many, many people going to a concert hall or a museum is a foreign, anxiety-producing prospect. If we want new communities to take advantage of what we have to offer, we need to develop …

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“No matter what happens tomorrow” by Artsjournal1

It struck me the other day that ever since Mrs. T went into the hospital, our life has come to resemble Groundhog Day, an endless succession of repeat performances. I am, like Bill Murray, s…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

One Of Britain’s Top Dance Companies, Tired Of The Money Struggle, Gives Up And Packs It In by Artsjournal1

Marina Harss: “Imagine if one of America’s most respected modern-dance companies realized that its funding model was no longer sustainable and had to cease operations. This despite havin…

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Fan Fiction Has Been Around For Almost 300 Years (And It’s Been About Sex The Entire Time) by Artsjournal1

The fan-fic phenomenon seems to have gotten its start in the wake of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, with William Hogarth and Alexander Pope riffing on the adventures of Swift’s h…

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Opera Performed By And For The Deaf? These Folks Are Giving It A Try by Artsjournal1

Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville is working on a production of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with Deaf performers acting the roles in American Sign Language alongside singers.…

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This Could Be The Berkeley Public Library’s Most Treasured Collection by Artsjournal1

“The Berkeley Tool Lending Library is one of the Bay Area’s great public gifts, a free-to-use service for Berkeley residents looking for anything from saws to ladders to a hard-to-find s…

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Will UK Have To Return Elgin Marbles To Greece To Get Post-Brexit EU Trade Deal? by Artsjournal1

“That’s the message embedded within a clause recently added to the E.U.’s negotiating mandate, which says the British government should ‘address issues relating to the return or rest…

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