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Monday, April 30, 2018

Pandora Does A Big Study, And Guess What? Listeners Hate Ads by Artsjournal2

It's a fine line, and it's very easy to get it all wrong: "Too many ads can motivate users to pay for an ad-free version, but push many more to listen less or abandon the service. The study …

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Look, Blockbuster Shows Don't, And Can't, Solve Museum Attendance Problems by Artsjournal2

A blockbuster strategy has two basic, and massive, problems, one being that people who come for blockbusters simply don't return for anything else. (The other is, basically, marketing costs.…

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'Hair' Is Fifty, And The Nude Scene Is Still A Big Deal by Artsjournal2

Parliament had to intervene so the show could be produced in London - yes, it took an act of government to allow the actors to be naked onstage. Back on Broadway, during previews in 1968, sh…

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Dear TV, YouTube Is Coming For Your Ad Revenue by Artsjournal2

Why? It's obvious: "More than 50% of U.S. consumers aged 18-49 in U.S. are 'light' TV viewers (in the bottom one-third of the total TV audience based on minutes viewed), according to Nielsen…

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Saturday Was Independent Bookstore Day, But Then, So Is Every Day If You Care About Books by Artsjournal2

Writer Celeste Ng explains the Gen X bookstore experience, including those joys of the mall: "I grew up haunting the B. Dalton and Waldenbooks in the mall. So my first indies—the long-gone…

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It's Time For A Reckoning On *The Simpsons* by Artsjournal2

Hank Azaria, the white actor who has voiced Apu for 29 seasons, says he's ready to step down, and that a South Asian actor could step in - but, while that would be welcome, the problems with…

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In A Los Angeles Neighborhood Suffering From Longterm Lack Of Investment And Few Parks, Residents Take To The Streets To Play by Artsjournal2

In Boyle Heights, there's a delicate balance to maintain - the city knows Boyle Heights residents are not interested in a threatening wave of gentrification. So a one-day "play street" plan …

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This University Used To Ban Dancing On Campus, But Now It's Adding A Musical Theatre Dance Track by Artsjournal2

Abilene Christian University spent many years quashing college students who wanted to dance on campus; the first on-campus dance was held a mere six years ago. But now a donor has stepped up…

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A Photography Prize Gets Yanked Because, Well, The Anteater Was Stuffed by Artsjournal2

Oh: "The dramatic photograph of an anteater approaching a glowing termite mound in the dead of night was originally considered a worthy winner of a Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. T…

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The Best Way To Document Beijing? Walk Around It, Of Course by Artsjournal2

That's what one artist believes. "Fuller said he was inspired after a cycling tour of the Great Wall of China in 2014 and 'felt compelled" to move to the 'Chinese mega city' last year. He sa…

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Don't Think Boring Old Board Games Will Escape The Cleansing Fire Of 'Augmented Reality' by Artsjournal2

Ohhhhkaaaay, Silicon Valley PR machine: "AR board games promise a host of advantages over their real world counterparts. They eliminate the need to set up complicated boards and remove the f…

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A Former Youth Orchestra Director Is Accused Of Sexual Misconduct by Artsjournal2

Wow: "Spurred in part by allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men across the country, three former teenage employees of a youth symphony orchestra in Utah County say one of its …

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What's The Harm In Gamifying Your Life? Well ... by Artsjournal2

The game - for instance, getting more money back on CVS cards, or figuring out which credit card to use in which specific situation - is infinite, and rigged. "It’s not a zero-sum, winners…

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The Erie Chamber Orchestra Ends A Four-Decade Run by Artsjournal2

Whoa: "The orchestra, founded in 1978 by Bruce Morton Wright and supported by Gannon University, announced it would officially disband at the end of its current season after 40 years of offe…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Life Of A Conflict Photographer by Artsjournal2

Andrea Bruce took a photography class for fun in the last semester of her undergrad degree in 1995, and since then, she's photographed some of the most challenging and conflict-ridden places…

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As Kansas City's American Jazz Museum Teeters On The Brink Of Closing, Is The City Pushing It Over The Edge? by Artsjournal2

The city has gone through various creative processes to fund its other attractions, including Union Station, the National World War I Museum, and the Kansas City Museum. "Why didn’t city o…

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The Sackler Protests Continue, This Time In DC by Artsjournal2

On Thursday, the Nan Goldin-led group PAIN traveled to the capital to protest the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery of Art. Goldin said, "We are here to call out all of the Sacklers. ... The Sac…

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You Think You're Waiting A Long Time To Publish? This Zora Neale Hurston Book Took Ninety Years To Get To Print by Artsjournal2

She first tried to publish the novel in 1931, but its genesis was earlier. "Hurston began researching Barracoon in 1927, when she first interviewed the former slave Kossola (later named Cudj…

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A Vocalist At The Intersection Of Classical And Blues by Artsjournal2

Nora Fischer, the daughter of the conductor Ivan Fischer and the recorder player Anneke Boeke, is mixing pop, the blues, and classical music in her performances and albums. "Her affinity wit…

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How Did Ferrero Rocher Become The Preferred Status Symbol For Immigrant Families? by Artsjournal2

Marketing - and the history of war. "Most Americans now know Ferrero Rocher by way of Nutella, but long before the hazelnut cocoa spread became an ingredient seemingly found in every trendy …

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Top AJBlogs Stories From The Weekend 04.29.18 by Artsjournal2

Leonard Bernstein at 100: An American Archetype My 5,000-word piece on the Leonard Bernstein Centenary, in The Weekly Standard this week, begins with a story you’ve never heard before: …

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The First Kenyan Film To Debut At Cannes Is Banned In Its Home Country Thanks To Homophobia by Artsjournal2

The film, Rafiki, was banned, and the film classification board even issued threats. "The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) said the film 'seeks to legitimize lesbian romance.' KFCB war…

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Polixeni Papapetrou, Photographer Known For Whimsical And Eerie Images, Has Died At 57 by Artsjournal2

Her images (including one of her young daughter naked, sitting on a rock) often involved her children and her children's friends in odd and psychologically intense costumes, in the Australia…

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The Women Who Will Run Venice's Architecture Biennale by Artsjournal2

The new "queens of Venice" are Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, a practice that's been doing the work without getting starchitect status - but that could change now…

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MoviePass Changes Things Up Right As Marvel's Long-Awaited 'Infinity War' Hits Theatres by Artsjournal2

First, MoviePass changed its plan so that new subscribers are limited to 4 movies a month instead of one movie per day. Then, on Friday, the day that Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War came out…

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On The Centenary Of Jerome Robbins, Master Choreographer Who Reshaped Broadway And Ballet by Artsjournal2

Robbins, who directed and choreographed On the Town, The King and I, West Side Story, and many more classic musicals, returned to ballet fully in 1969 - and changed American ballet as well. …

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Mississippi Gets A New Writers' Trail, Stretching From Faulkner To Ward by Artsjournal2

Eudora Welty and Richard Ford will also be getting markers in a new series stretching across the state. Will Richard Wright make the cut? That's yet to be decided.

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The New Lynching Memorial Is 'Gut-Wrenching And Beautiful' by Artsjournal2

"That’s the genius of the museum’s design. It neither shies away from nor revels in the horrors it asks you to contemplate. ... It grabs you by the throat but makes sure not to choke you…

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Polish Theatre Directors Push Back Against The Government's Hard Right Turn by Artsjournal2

Warsaw just hosted a theatre festival with five women directors and a lot of young, fiery daring. One of the glass-ceiling-breaking women: "I’m trying to sound some kind of alarm—that we…

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Sam Hamill, Poet And Founder Of Copper Canyon Press, Dies At 74 by Artsjournal2

Hamill also sparked a massive movement of poets against the war with Iraq after being invited to a White House symposium in 2003. "He built a website to present the poems he received, and th…

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A Museum Devoted To One French Artist Just Discovered That More Than Half Of Its Collection Is Made Of Fakes by Artsjournal2

Étienne Terrus was a friend of Henri Matisse, and the museum devoted to his works had gotten the help of the town of Elne to buy many works over two decades. Then an art historian came to t…

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